Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Friars vs. Bluejays CBB Odds
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2022 NCAA Basketball Handicapping
(14-2) Providence Friars vs. Creighton Blue Jays (10-4)
Date: Tuesday January 12th, 2022
Time: 9:00 PM ET
Venue: CHI Health Center, Omaha, Nebraska
CBB Moneyline Odds: Friars -110 | Bluejays -110
CBB Betting ATS Odds: PROV +0.5 | CRE -0.5 (Bet Now!)
CBB Betting Total: O/U 135.5
The Creighton Blue Jays will host the Providence Friars for a Big East battle Tuesday night.
HISTORY: Providence leads the all-time series 19-12, but things have been very see-saw like since Creighton joined the Big East, and they’ve traded each of the past six meetings.
Creighton will be slightly favored to win at home here.
Providence jumped out to a dominant 13-1 start that included wins over Wisconsin and Texas Tech, before being flat lined by Marquette on the road. The Friars strongly responded with a ten-point win over St. John’s on Saturday.
Ed Cooley’s team has won with their annual physical approach, scoring around 70 ppg, but only allowing 63.2 ppg.
Nate Watson is the leader and the soul of this Providence team. The fifth senior has been around for awhile, polishing his game and gaining experience a long the way. He was a big factor in the bounce back victory over St. John’s, posting a 22/11 line.
Watson leads the team in scoring (14.1), while grabbing 6.3 rpg.
Fellow senior guard A.J. Reeves availability for this one will be key to monitor. The 6’6 guard scored a career-high 24 points in the win over Vermont, but he’s missed the past two games with a finger injury.
Al Durham’s arrival from Indiana has been huge. He’s been the Friars most consistent player outside of Watson, and he’s complimented him well through the first half of the season. Durham is second on the team in scoring (13.3) and assists (3.1).
Noah Horchler and Justin Minaya surround Watson up front, with the former leading the team in rebounding (8.4).
Jared Bynum stepped up in Reeves absence last time out and stung his former team with a season-high 18 points.
Creighton Blue Jays
Creighton jumped out to a 8-3 start during the non-conference slate, picking up victories over BYU and in-state rival Nebraska along the way. They began Big East play by stomping Villanova at home in December, but the Wildcats would get revenge last week, defeating the Jays 75-41.
Creighton is built from the inside, and they may just have the size to neutralize Nate Watson here.
Ryan Hawkins and Ryan Kalkbrenner pace the team in scoring and rebounding, and they will have to show up big here. Hawkins posted a donut against Nova after double-doubling in the first meeting, and he leads the in scoring (13.4) and rebounding (7.4). Big Kalk had a monster game against Marquette, going for 20 points and 12 boards.
Ryan Nembhard appears to be growing with each start. The 6’2 freshman orchestrates the offense, and he’s averaging a well-rounded 12.1 ppg, 3.3 rpg, and a team-leading 4.4 apg.
Alex O’Connell is finally receiving ample playing time at the college level and he’s thriving. O’Connell led the team in scoring during the non-conference stretch, and he now averages 11.9 ppg and 5.2 rpg.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Providence is 6-4 ATS in their last ten road games.
- Creighton is 7-3 ATS in their last ten home games.
- Under is 8-3 in the Friars last eleven games.
Free Providence Friars vs. Creighton Blue Jays NCAAB Prediction: Creighton to Win
Providence hasn’t necessarily struggled on the road, but they could be entering this one shorthanded and
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Creighton ML
The true toss-up of Tuesday’s giant slate. It may not end up the highest scoring game, but it will be hard-fought. Both teams have suffered lopsided losses recently, and will be looking to stay afloat but we like the home team in this spot. Creighton has the size to match Providence’s physicality, and on their home floor there’s a good chance things sway their way.
Take Creighton’s ML for this Big East contest.
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