Looking to win big? The Friars and Bluejays face off at 7:00 ET on FS1. The Bluejays are hosting the game at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY. The odds for this Big East conference game currently have Creighton as the -7.5 point favorite with the over/under line sitting at 141.5 points.

PROVIDENCE FRIARS VS CREIGHTON BLUEJAYS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Providence Friars +7.5

This game will be played at Madison Square Garden at 7:00 ET on Thursday, March 14th.

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 +7.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 141.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Do the Friars Have What it Takes on the Road?

Providence is 19-12 this season, including an 11-10 mark in Big East play. They have gone 5-7 on the road, and their average scoring margin away from home is -1.5 points per game.

As the underdog, the Friars have gone 5-8 this season. In their last game, they beat Georgetown by a score of 74-56. Over their last 10 road games, they are 4-6.

As the underdog this season, Providence has an ATS record of 9-4 and an overall ATS mark of 19-13. On the road, the Friars have gone 9-3 vs. the spread this year and are 8-2 in their last 10 road games. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, Providence has an ATS record of 7-3.

Providence’s over/under record for the season is 13-19, and today’s line of 141.5 is very close to the average over/under line in their games this year (141.8). So far, 16 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is just 130 points, and their over/under record in their last 10 games is 5-5.

In their latest game, Providence offense put up 74 points against Georgetown. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 42.9% and made 12 threes. Offensively, the Friars hold a season-long field goal percentage of 44%, placing them 197th in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 261st in terms of percentage and 84th in three-pointers made.

At this time, the Friars’ defense is positioned 89th in the country, permitting 68.9 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 7.0 threes per game vs. Creighton. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 33.7%.

Will Creighton Find a Way to Win at Home?

Creighton enters tonight’s game against Providence as the favorite, as they have been in 28 of their 31 games this season. The Bluejays have been dominant at home, going 14-3 with an average scoring margin of +15.3 points per game.

Over their last ten games at home, Creighton has gone 8-2, and they come into tonight’s game on a four-game winning streak at home. For the season, they are 23-8 overall, including a 14-6 record in Big East play.

Creighton has an ATS record of 17-14 this season, including a mark of 8-9 at home. Over their last 3 home games, the Bluejays are 3-0 vs. the spread and have gone 4-6 in their last 10 home games. As the favorite, Creighton is 16-12 vs. the spread this year and has a 6-4 ATS record in their last 10 games as the favorite.

Creighton’s over/under record for the season is 15-16 and today’s line of 141.5 is lower than the average OU line in their games (148.5). In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 149 points.

In their latest game, Creighton offense put up 69 points against Villanova. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 45% and made 13 threes. The team’s top scorer is Baylor Scheierman, who comes into today’s matchup with an average of 18.5, while Trey Alexander also maintains a PPG average of 17.5 leading up to the game.

At present, the Bluejays’ defense is nationally ranked 100th, allowing 69.5 points per game. Against Villanova, the Bluejays’ defense gave up 67 points and did a good job not fouling. For the game, Villanova only made 4 free-throws.