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Nebraska vs Creighton Pick & Preview: Sunday, December 4th Betting Odds
Cornhuskers vs Bluejays Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Nebraska Cornhuskers at Creighton Bluejays
- Where: Omaha at CHI Health Center Omaha
- Date: Sunday, December 4th
- Betting Odds: Nebraska +14.5, NEBR +790 | CREIGH -1468 O/U 141.5
Heading into today’s matchup vs Creighton, the Nebraska Cornhuskers will be taking the floor for the 9th time this season and have an overall record of 5-3. So far, the Cornhuskers have played 3 games on the road, with a record of 0-3. For the season, Nebraska has been the underdog in 3 games, sitting with a mark of 0-3. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Cornhuskers being +14.5 point underdogs.
Nebraska’s leading scorer this season is Keisei Tominaga who is averaging 11.75 points per contest. So far, Tominaga has accounted for 16.67% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 1.5 rebounds per game and 0.75 assists. C.J. Wilcher is the second leading scorer for the Cornhuskers, averaging 11.25 points per game. Between him and Wilcher, they are accounting for 32.6% of the team’s scoring.
On offense, Nebraska is scoring a rate similar to the NCAA average at 73.3 points per game. This figure has come despite struggling to knock down shots from outside. Through 8 games, they have only hit 32.0% of their 3-point field goal attempts. For the season, 37.37% of their shots have come from beyond the arc.
Creighton will take the floor against the Cornhuskers with an overall record of 6-2. Currently, the Bluejays have been the home team 4 times, sitting with a record of 4-0. The Bluejays’ are sitting with a betting line that is -14.5 points in their favor. For the season, Creighton has been favored to win in 6 games, sitting with a mark of 6-0.
Creighton’s leading scorer this season is Ryan Kalkbrenner who is averaging 16.62 points per contest. So far, Kalkbrenner has accounted for 20.34% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 7.25 rebounds per game and 0.75 assists. Ryan Nembhard is the second leading scorer for the Bluejays, averaging 13.25 points per game. Between him and Nembhard, they are accounting for 36.6% 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 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.
Free Spread Prediction: Nebraska Cornhuskers +14.5
Our analysis for this game between Creighton Bluejays and the Nebraska Cornhuskers points to Nebraska covering the spread as +14.5 point underdogs. We the line for this matchup being set too high, leaving an opportunity for Nebraska to cover. Even if they are trailing throughout the game, the Cornhuskers are an excellent candidate to keep the final score closer than oddsmakers are expecting. In these situations, the better team’s pace of play can play a large role in them being able to cover such a large spread. However, given that both sides are near the NCAA average in possessions per game, Nebraska won’t be forced to play an unfamiliar style of basketball. Heading into the game, our model recommends locking in a bet on the Nebraska Cornhuskers at +14.5.
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