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Connecticut vs Creighton Pick & Preview: Saturday, February 11th Betting Odds
Huskies vs Bluejays Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Connecticut Huskies at Creighton Bluejays
- Where: Omaha at CHI Health Center Omaha
- Date: Saturday, February 11th
- Betting Odds: Connecticut +4, UCONN +156 | CREIGH -196 O/U 143.0
Through 25 games, the Connecticut Huskies have an overall record of 19-6. On the road, the Huskies will be playing their 10th game of the season, having gone 6-4. So far, the Huskies have been the underdog 1 time, going 1-0 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +4 underdogs on the spread.
Adama Sanogo comes into today’s game as the Huskies’ leading scorer at 17.2 points per contest. Not only has Sanogo been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Connecticut’s top rebounder at 7.2 boards per contest. Behind Sanogo, the team has benefited from the strong play of Jordan Hawkins, who is second on the team in scoring at 16.43 points per game. Overall, he has hit 42.1% of his shots and is adding 3.96 boards per game.
On offense, Connecticut is scoring a rate similar to the NCAA average at 75.2 points per game. This figure has come despite struggling to knock down shots from outside. Through 25 games, they have only hit 35.4% of their 3-point field goal attempts. For the season, 34.16% of their shots have come from beyond the arc.
The Creighton Bluejays head into today’s game in what will be their 25th game of the season, posting a record of 16-8. So far this season, Creighton has played 13 games at home, sitting with a record of 11-2. At the time of this article, the oddsmakers have the Bluejays as the -4 point favorites. The Bluejays have been favored 19 times, going 16-3 straight up.
Creighton’s leading scorer this season is Trey Alexander, who is averaging 13.29 points per contest. So far, Alexander has accounted for 17.32% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.96 rebounds per game and 2.62 assists. Baylor Scheierman is the second leading scorer for the Bluejays, averaging 13.25 points per game. Between him and Scheierman, they are accounting for 34.6% of the team’s scoring.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Creighton this season, as they are currently ranked 262nd in college basketball at 69.0 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Bluejays’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 30.7%, placing them 436th in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Connecticut Huskies +4
In today’s matchup, our analysis has identified the best bet as an opportunity to bet on a road underdog. Coming into the game, the Creighton Bluejays are the betting favorite with a point spread set at -4. However, we anticipate Connecticut putting up a strong fight and see them covering the spread. It is likely, the the public is going to side heavily with the Bluejays as the favorite. But, we see this line being set too high and like the value of taking the Huskies to cover.