The Creighton Bluejays (2-1) will be at home in the CHI Health Center Omaha when they meet the Cal Poly Mustangs (1-3). Tip-off is set for 9 p.m. ET on Friday, November 22, 2019.
Cal Poly Mustangs vs. Creighton Bluejays Free Preview
The Mustangs got blown out by the No. 18 Saint Mary’s Gaels in their last contest, 79-48. Cal Poly’s Tuukka Jaakkola had a good game, leading the team in scoring with 13 points on 6-for-9 shooting. One of Saint Mary’s’ biggest advantages was their ability to convert at the free throw line. They were 13-16 (81.3 percent), while the Mustangs were just 4-12 (33.3 percent).
The last time the Bluejays were in action, they defeated the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs, 82-72. With 22 points on 7-for-14 shooting, Mitch Ballock was the game’s high scorer. Creighton played a nearly flawless contest. They had a solid free throw rate of 0.259 and an effective field goal percentage of 0.578. Louisiana Tech was 0.059 and 0.500, respectively, for those same stats.
Creighton could have their way on the offensive side of the ball as their prolific offense goes up against one of the worst defenses in the country. Dating back to last season, the Bluejays rank 52nd in offensive efficiency, while Cal Poly ranks 335th in defensive efficiency. Also, the Mustangs rank 341st in free throw attempt (FTA) rate (0.167), while the Bluejays rank 26th in opponents’ FTA rate (0.181).
Cal Poly vs. Creighton Prediction
Free College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Creighton, ATS Winner – Cal Poly, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2018-Present):
The Bluejays rank 103rd in steals per game (6.8) while the Mustangs rank 249th (5.2).
Creighton ranks 22nd in assists per game (16.0) while Cal Poly ranks 287th (10.6).
The Mustangs rank 21st in three pointers allowed per game (19.0) while the Bluejays rank 223rd (23.5).
Creighton ranks 109th in rebounds allowed per game (34.0) while Cal Poly ranks 273rd (37.6).