Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Friars vs Blue Jays CBB Odds
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(10-4) Providence Friars vs. Creighton Blue Jays (10-3)
Date: Sunday, December 31, 2017
Time: 2:30 PM ET
Venue: CenturyLink Center, Omaha, NE.
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Blue Jays -9.5
CBB Betting Total: 158
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Providence got its first Big East win of the season with a blowout of St. John’s in New York City. The game was tied five minutes into the second half and then Providence went on a frenzy and pulled away.
The Friars and Johnnies were right around the same level in the KenPom ratings when the game took place. Providence is up to #53, while St. John’s has dropped to 60th.
Providence’s five starters scored 84 of its 94 points. Rodney Bullock is the team’s leading scorer and he was on at St. John’s with 21 points. He averages 17 a game so far in the regular season.
It isn’t often that Creighton’s opponent can outshoot it, but the Friars are making threes at better than 41 percent this season.
Creighton Blue Jays
Marcus Foster shoots the most threes, though. And he’s making them 42 percent of the time. Foster scored just 14 points in Creighton’s opening Big East game on Thursday — a loss at Seton Hall. He was efficient enough from the field but didn’t get to the free throw line.
Foster’s free throw attempts are down this season, below three per game. He ought to get to the line more often because he can put it on the deck and defenders are always running him off the free throw line.
But as long as he isn’t attacking the basket, most of Creighton’s points will have to come from deep, where everybody who cracks Greg McDermott’s starting lineup can shoot it from. It’s the 21st-best offense, according to KenPom metrics.
Khyri Thomas played all but one minute in the loss to Seton Hall. He’s as important on defense as Foster is on offense and he is the team’s second-leading scorer.
CBB Betting Trends:
- PROV are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 vs. Big East.
- Over is 10-3 in PROV last 13 overall.
- PROV are 11-4 ATS in their last 15 Sun. games.
- Over is 10-3 in CRE last 13 overall.
- Under is 6-2 in CRE last 8 vs. Big East.
- CRE are 37-15 ATS in their last 52 Sun. games.
- Head to Head: PROV are 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
Free Providence vs. Creighton NCAAB Prediction: Creighton won’t start 0–2.
Villanova is on its own level in the Big East. Seton Hall is the top challenger but Creighton is right there with the Pirates. The Blue Jays won’t fade fast in the conference.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: UNDER 158
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Providence 72 – Creighton 81
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