Creighton Bluejays (12-3) at Georgetown University Hoyas (11-3)
|Date & Time||Saturday January 6, 2018, 12:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Georgetown University Hoyas +4.5 -- Over/Under:
The Creighton Bluejays and Georgetown Hoyas meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Capital One Arena.
The Creighton Bluejays look for another victory after winning seven of their last eight games. The Creighton Bluejays are averaging 90.2 points on 51.5 percent shooting and allowing 72.3 points on 41.7 percent shooting. Marcus Foster is averaging 19.4 points and 2.6 assists while Khyri Thomas is averaging 14.9 points and 4.3 rebounds. Martin Krampelj is the third double-digit scorer and Toby Hegner is grabbing 2.3 rebounds. The Creighton Bluejays are shooting 38.3 percent from beyond the arc and 73.9 percent from the free throw line. The Creighton Bluejays are allowing 29.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.3 rebounds per game. The Creighton Bluejays have lost two of their last three road games.
The Georgetown Hoyas need a win here after splitting their last six games. The Georgetown Hoyas are averaging 81.6 points on 48.2 percent shooting and allowing 68.4 points on 39.5 percent shooting. Jessie Govan is averaging 18.9 points and 12.1 rebounds while Marcus Derrickson is averaging 15.3 points and 1.7 assists. Kaleb Johnson is the third double-digit scorer and Jahvon Blair is dishing 1.7 assists. The Georgetown Hoyas are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 78.2 percent from the free throw line. The Georgetown Hoyas are allowing 30.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.6 rebounds per game. The Georgetown Hoyas have won six of their last eight home games.
The Bluejays are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 road games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Big East and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games. The Hoyas are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS win, 3-7 ATS in their last 10 home games and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Bluejays are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
We know the Creighton Bluejays are one of the best offensive teams in the country and can shoot you out of the gym. However, Georgetown isn't too shabby itself and is by far the better defensive team. How will the Bluejays deal with the physical and hard nosed defensive pressure of the Hoyas. Georgetown kind of needs a win here to prove it can be a real threat in the Big East this season. Early game, I like the home team and the points.