Looking to win big? The Friars and Bluejays face off at 2:00 ET on FS1. The Bluejays are hosting the game at CHI Health Center Omaha in Omaha, NE. The over/under for this game is set at 139.5 points, and the Bluejays are the home favorites against the Friars in a Big East conference matchup.
PROVIDENCE FRIARS VS CREIGHTON BLUEJAYS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Providence Friars +11
This game will be played at CHI Health Center Omaha at 2:00 ET on Saturday, January 6th.
WHY BET THE PROVIDENCE FRIARS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Bluejays.
- Even though we have Creighton winning straight-up, we like Providence at +11.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 139.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.
Will the Friars Defense Show Up in Omaha?
Providence will be the underdog for today’s game, and they come into the matchup with an overall record of 11-3. So far this season, they have gone 2-1 in conference play and 1-1 on the road.
Over their last ten road games, the Friars have gone just 3-7, and they have gone 2-3 on the road in their last five games. In their last game, Providence lost to Seton Hall by a score of 61-57.
Against the spread, Providence has gone 8-6 this season. On the road, their ATS record is 1-1. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Friars have gone 5-5 vs. the spread.
Providence’s over/under record this season is 3-11 and today’s line of 139.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (141.5). So far, eight of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 135 points and their OU record during this span is 1-2. On the year, their games have averaged 137.6 points.
Coming off their recent game, the Providence offense tallied 57 points in a matchup against Seton Hall. Their field goal percentage for the game was 37%, and they made 4 threes. The team’s scoring leader is Bryce Hopkins, who holds an average of 15.2 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Devin Carter is averaging 16.4 points per game this season.
So far this season, the Providence defense has been performing well, ranking 29th in the country at 63.7 points allowed per contest. In today’s game, the Providence defense will be looking to once again do a good job defending the three-point line, as they gave up just 4 three-pointers while giving up 61 points.
Can Creighton Grab a Win at Home?
Creighton comes into today’s matchup as the heavy favorite, favored by 11 points. So far this season, the Bluejays are 10-4 overall and 6-2 at home. In their last game, they took down Georgetown by a score of 77-60.
Over their last ten games at home, Creighton is 8-2 and have an average scoring margin of +18.1 points per game. This season, they have been favored in 13 of their 14 games and have gone 10-3 in those matchups.
Creighton’s ATS record this season is 8-6, and they are 4-4 vs. the spread at home. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Bluejays are 6-4 ATS.
So far this season, the over/under record for Creighton games is 6-8. Currently, the average scoring total in their games is 148 points compared to an average over/under line of 150.5. Today’s line of 139.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games this season. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 0-3 with an average scoring total of 136 points.
The Creighton offense is coming off a game where they scored 77 points against Georgetown. They posted a field goal percentage of 55.9% and connected on 8 threes. The top scorer for the Bluejays was Trey Alexander with 25 points, while Baylor Scheierman also added 18 to the scoreboard.
Currently, the Bluejays’ defense holds the 74th rank in the nation, allowing 66.6 points per game. Creighton will look once again to perform well on defense, holding Georgetown to just 38% shooting in their most recent game.