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Creighton vs Texas Pick & Preview: Thursday, December 1st Betting Odds

Bluejays vs Longhorns Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Creighton Bluejays at Texas Longhorns
  • Where: Austin at Moody Center
  • Date: Thursday, December 1st
  • Betting Odds: Creighton +6.5, CREIGH +229 | TX -293 O/U 140.0

Bluejays Preview:

Heading into today’s matchup vs Texas, the Creighton Bluejays will be taking the floor for the 8th time this season and have an overall record of 6-1. On the road, the Bluejays will be playing their 3rd game of the season, having gone 2-1. So far, the Bluejays have been the underdog 1 time, going 0-1 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +6.5 underdogs on the spread.

Creighton’s leading scorer this season is Ryan Kalkbrenner who is averaging 16.14 points per contest. So far, Kalkbrenner has accounted for 19.25% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 6.43 rebounds per game and 0.86 assists. Trey Alexander is the second leading scorer for the Bluejays, averaging 12.71 points per game. Between him and Alexander, they are accounting for 34.4% of the team’s scoring.

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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 that 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.

Longhorns Preview:

Texas heads into this matchup having played 5 games and have an overall record sitting at 5-0. This will be the team’s 6th straight game at home this year. The Longhorns’ are sitting with a betting line that is -6.5 points in their favor. For the season, Texas has been favored to win in 5 games, sitting with a mark of 5-0.

Texas’ leading scorer this season is Tyrese Hunter who is averaging 16.2 points per contest. So far, Hunter has accounted for 19.71% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.8 rebounds per game and 1.8 assists. Marcus Carr is the second leading scorer for the Longhorns, averaging 14.8 points per game. Between him and Carr, they are accounting for 37.7% of the team’s scoring.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for Texas this season, as they are currently ranked 295th in college basketball at 68.3 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that that have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Longhorns’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 32.3%, placing them 354th in the NCAA.

Free Spread Prediction: Texas Longhorns -6.5

Heading into this matchup, the oddmakers have the Texas Longhorns as the -6.5 point favorites over the Creighton Bluejays. Even though this will be a tough road matchup for the Longhorns’, look for a strong defensive effort to lead them to a victory. When it comes to getting a bet down on the spread, we see Creighton struggling with their outside shot, as this has been a trend all season long. On the other side, even though the Texas also hasn’t been lighting it up from downtown, our projections show them putting together a good offensive performance. For today’s game, our recommendation is to take Texas laying the points.

 


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