Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Bluejays versus the Friars? Tip off is at at 8:30 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on FS2. The game will be played at Amica Mutual Pavilion in Providence, RI. Creighton is favored by -2 in this Big East conference showdown. The game’s over/under is currently at 142.5 points.

CREIGHTON BLUEJAYS VS PROVIDENCE FRIARS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Providence Friars +2

This game will be played at Amica Mutual Pavilion at 8:30 ET on Wednesday, February 7th.

WHY BET THE PROVIDENCE FRIARS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-68 in favor of the Friars.
  • Not only will Providence pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +2.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 142.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 143 points.

Is a Road Win Possible for Creighton?

Creighton comes into today’s game against Providence as a two-point favorite. On the season, the Bluejays have been favored in 20 of their 22 games, going 16-4 in those contests.

So far, Creighton has been better on the road than at home, going 6-3 compared to 10-3 at home. Their average scoring margin on the road is +8.7, compared to +14.2 at home.

Creighton’s ATS record this season is 10-12, but they have been slightly better vs. the spread on the road, going 6-3. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Bluejays are just 3-7 vs. the spread.

On the season, the over/under record for Creighton is 10-12 and today’s line of 142.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (148.8). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 168 points and their OU record over their last 10 games is 4-6.

Creighton’s offense is coming off a good game, putting up 98 points vs. Butler. Overall, they hit 54.8% of their shots from the field and went 21/24 from the free-throw line. For the season, the Creighton offense has struggled to get to the free-throw line, ranking just 333rd in terms of free-throw attempts per game. Their overall field goal percentage is currently 48%.

So far, the Bluejays’ defense is ranked 91st in the country at 68.6 points per contest. So far, the Creighton defense is giving up an average of 8.7 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 10 times per game (418th).

Can the Friars Pull Off a Home Win?

Providence will be looking to snap a two-game losing streak when they take on Creighton at home. So far, the Friars have gone 14-8 this season, including a 5-6 record in Big East games. At home, Providence has been especially strong, going 11-3 with an average scoring margin of +10.4 points per game.

As the underdog, the Friars have gone 3-5 this season. They are also 3-2 in their last five home games and 8-2 in their last 10 at home. In their most recent game, Providence lost to Villanova by a score of 68-50.

As the underdog this season, Providence has a solid ATS record of 6-2. However, their home ATS mark is just 7-7 this year. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Friars have gone 6-4 vs. the spread.

Providence’s over/under record this season is 8-14, and today’s line of 142.5 is higher than the average OU line in their games (140.8). So far, 14 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 138 points, and their over/under record in that span is 2-1.

Coming off their recent game, the Providence offense tallied 50 points in a matchup against Villanova. Their field goal percentage for the game was 29.4%, and they made 7 threes. The Providence offense has been looking to get up shots from outside so far this season, averaging 24.4 three-point attempts per contest. Overall, they have connected on 31% of their looks from outside this season.

Coming into today’s game, the Providence defense is giving up an average of 66.5 points per contest. The Providence defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 68 points and allowed Villanova to connect on 10 threes.