Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Huskies versus the Bluejays? Tip off is at at 8:30 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on FS1. The game will be played at CHI Health Center Omaha in Omaha, NE. Connecticut is favored by -3 in this Big East conference showdown. The game’s over/under is currently at 145.5 points.

CONNECTICUT HUSKIES VS CREIGHTON BLUEJAYS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Creighton Bluejays +3

This game will be played at CHI Health Center Omaha at 8:30 ET on Tuesday, February 20th.

WHY BET THE CREIGHTON BLUEJAYS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 74-69 in favor of the Bluejays.
  • Not only will Creighton pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +3.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 145.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.

Can Connecticut Pull Off a Road Win?

Connecticut enters this game with a 24-2 record and a 14-game win streak. They have been especially dominant at home, going 16-0 with an average scoring margin of +24.1 points per game.

On the road, the Huskies have gone 8-2, and they are currently on a six-game win streak away from home. For the season, they have been favored in 25 of their 26 games, going 24-1 as the favorite.

Connecticut has been a solid team against the spread this season, going 15-10-1. They have been even better vs. the spread when favored, posting a 15-9-1 mark. On the road, the Huskies have an ATS record of 6-3-1 this year and have gone 3-0 vs. the spread in their last three road games.

This season, the over/under record for Connecticut games is 14-12, and their matchups have averaged 145.7 points per game. Today’s over/under line of 145.5 is right in line with that average. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 150 points, and their OU record over their last 10 games is 5-5.

Connecticut’s offense is coming off a good game, putting up 81 points vs. Marquette. Overall, they hit 46% of their shots from the field and went 12/14 from the free-throw line. Offensively, the Huskies have a season long field goal percentage of 49%, which is 28th in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 75th in percentage and 51st in three-pointers made.

In the current season, the Connecticut defense has excelled, sitting 17th in the nation by allowing 63.7 points per game. Connecticut’s three-point defense is currently 38th in the country at 5.7 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 39.8% of their shots vs. Connecticut.

Will the Bluejays Win at Home?

Creighton will be the underdog in this game, as they have been in both of their games as the underdog this season. They have gone 19-5 when favored this season, and they are 11-3 at home compared to 8-4 on the road. Over their last ten games at home, they have gone 7-3.

After their 79-57 win over Butler, Creighton is now 19-7 overall and 10-5 in Big East play. They have won three straight games, and their average scoring margin at home is +14.7 compared to +8.6 on the road. This season, they are 9-2 in non-conference games.

As the underdog, Creighton has gone 0-2 against the spread this season. At home, the Bluejays’ ATS record is just 5-9 this year. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, Creighton is 5-5 vs. the spread.

This season, the over/under record for Creighton games is 12-14, and today’s line of 145.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (148.9). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 149 points, and their OU record over their last 10 games is 6-4.

Creighton’s offense is coming off a good game, putting up 79 points vs. Butler. Overall, they hit 51.7% of their shots from the field and went 9/10 from the free-throw line. The team’s top scorer is Baylor Scheierman, who comes into today’s matchup with an average of 18.7, while Trey Alexander also maintains a PPG average of 17.2 leading up to the game.

At this time, the Bluejays’ defense is positioned 104th in the country, permitting 69.3 points per game. In their previous game vs. Butler, the Bulldogs finished with a field goal percentage of 40% and a total of 57 points vs. Creighton.