Check out our free Creighton vs Baylor pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Denver. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Creighton vs Baylor Pick & Preview: Sunday, March 19th Betting Odds
Bluejays vs Bears Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Creighton Bluejays at Baylor Bears
- Where: Denver at Ball Arena
- Date: Sunday, March 19th
- Betting Odds: Creighton +1, CREIGH -103 | BAYL -120 O/U 145.5
Through 33 games, the Creighton Bluejays have an overall record of 21-12. On the road, the Bluejays will be playing their 16th game of the season, having gone 7-9. So far, the Bluejays have been the underdog 5 times, going 0-5 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +1 underdogs on the spread.
Creighton’s leading scorer this season is Ryan Kalkbrenner, who is averaging 15.37 points per contest. So far, Kalkbrenner has accounted for 18.23% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 6.1 rebounds per game and 1.23 assists. Trey Alexander is the second leading scorer for the Bluejays, averaging 13.61 points per game. Between him and Alexander, they are accounting for 36.0% 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.
Through 32 games, the Baylor Bears have an overall record of 22-10. So far this season, Baylor has played 19 games at home, sitting with a record of 15-4. The Bears’ are sitting with a betting line that is -1 points in their favor. For the season, Baylor has been favored to win in 28 games, sitting with a mark of 20-8.
Baylor’s leading scorer this season is Keyonte George, who is averaging 15.81 points per contest. So far, George has accounted for 19.85% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.23 rebounds per game and 2.81 assists. Adam Flagler is the second leading scorer for the Bears, averaging 15.53 points per game. Between him and Flagler, they are accounting for 38.7% of the team’s scoring.
Baylor comes into today’s matchup vs Creighton, looking to continue their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 76.5 points per game. Through 32 games, they have hit 46.3% of their field goal attempts. In terms of pace, the Bears have preferred to slow the game down, ranking 486th in possessions per game.
Free Spread Prediction: Baylor Bears -1
Leading into this matchup, the Baylor Bears are currently the favorites to pick up the win, with a spread sitting at -1. According to our analysis, we anticipate a strong offensive effort from the Bears’ shooters to be enough to pull out the win and cover the spread. For the season, Baylor has a field goal percentage of 46.3, good for 74th in college basketball. Although Baylor hasn’t been excellent vs the spread at home of late, 4-5-1, we see their still being plenty of value in grabbing them at -1.