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Creighton vs Providence Pick & Preview: Tuesday, February 14th Betting Odds
Bluejays vs Friars Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Creighton Bluejays at Providence Friars
- Where: Providence at Amica Mutual Pavilion
- Date: Tuesday, February 14th
- Betting Odds: Creighton -2, CREIGH -136 | PROV +112 O/U 140.5
Creighton will take their 8 game win streak into today’s game. So far, the team has an overall record of 17-8. On the road, the Bluejays will be playing their 11th game of the season, having gone 5-6. So far, the Bluejays have been favored 20 times, going 17-3 straight up. In today’s matchup, the oddsmakers have Creighton as -2 point favorites.
Creighton’s leading scorer this season is Trey Alexander, who is averaging 13.44 points per contest. So far, Alexander has accounted for 17.7% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.8 rebounds per game and 2.52 assists. Baylor Scheierman is the second leading scorer for the Bluejays, averaging 13.16 points per game. Between him and Scheierman, they are accounting for 35.0% 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.
The Providence Friars head into today’s game in what will be their 26th game of the season, posting a record of 18-7. Currently, the Friars have been the home team 14 times, sitting with a record of 13-1. So far, the Friars have been the underdog 9 times, going 3-6 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +2 underdogs on the spread.
Bryce Hopkins comes into today’s game as the Friars’ leading scorer at 16.64 points per contest. Not only has Hopkins been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Providence’s top rebounder at 9.16 boards per contest. Behind Hopkins, the team has benefited from the strong play of Devin Carter, who is second on the team in scoring at 13.04 points per game. Overall, he has hit 43.5% of his shots and is adding 4.92 boards per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Providence this season, as they are currently ranked 179th in college basketball at 71.8 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 Friars’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 34.3%, placing them 225th in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Providence Friars +2
After running our analysis on this game, we’ve identified the best side to take on the spread. Currently, the oddsmakers have Creighton as the favorites with a line coming in at -2. However, based on how these team’s matchup, we see this number being too high and like the Providence Friars to cover. Both team’s have knocked down the 3-point shot at a rate similar to the NCAA average this season with Creighton at 6.7 made 3’s per game compared to Providence at 7.3. Look for Providence to put together a strong enough defensive effort to cover the spread vs the Bluejays.