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Creighton vs Connecticut Pick & Preview: Saturday, January 7th Betting Odds

Bluejays vs Huskies Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Creighton Bluejays at Connecticut Huskies
  • Where: Storrs at Gampel Pavilion
  • Date: Saturday, January 7th
  • Betting Odds: Creighton +7, CREIGH +249 | UCONN -315 O/U 141.5

Bluejays Preview:

The Creighton will take the floor in today’s game in the middle of a 3 game win streak and have an overall record of 9-6. So far, the Bluejays have played 6 games on the road, with a record of 2-4. For the season, Creighton has been the underdog in 3 games, sitting with a mark of 0-3. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Bluejays being +7 point underdogs.

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Creighton’s leading scorer this season is Trey Alexander, who is averaging 12.67 points per contest. So far, Alexander has accounted for 16.42% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.2 rebounds per game and 2.27 assists. Arthur Kaluma is the second leading scorer for the Bluejays, averaging 12.67 points per game. Between him and Kaluma, they are accounting for 32.8% 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.

Huskies Preview:

The Connecticut Huskies head into today’s game in what will be their 17th game of the season, posting a record of 14-2. So far this season, Connecticut has played 10 games at home, sitting with a record of 10-0. At the time of this article, the oddsmakers have the Huskies as the -7 point favorites. The Huskies have been favored 15 times, going 13-2 straight up.

Adama Sanogo comes into today’s game as the Huskies’ leading scorer at 17.38 points per contest. Not only has Sanogo been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Connecticut’s top rebounder at 6.75 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 14.64 points per game. Overall, he has hit 40.4% of his shots and is adding 3.57 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 16 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.

Free Spread Prediction: Creighton Bluejays +7

After running our analysis on this game, we’ve identified the best side to take on the spread. Currently, the oddsmakers have Connecticut as the favorites with a line coming in at -7. However, based on how these team’s matchup, we see this number being too high and like the Creighton Bluejays to cover. Both team’s have knocked down the 3-point shot at a rate similar to the NCAA average this season with Connecticut at 7.44 made 3’s per game compared to Creighton at 6.7. Look for Creighton to put together a strong enough defensive effort to cover the spread vs the Huskies.

 


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