Connecticut Huskies vs Creighton NCAAB Betting Prediction

Connecticut Huskies vs Creighton Prediction 2/20/2024

The Connecticut Huskies (24-2) travel to face off against the Creighton Bluejays (19-7) on Tuesday, February 20th. This game will be played at CHI Health Center Omaha in Omaha and televised on FS1. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 8:30 ET.

Connecticut Huskies vs Creighton Bluejays

The Connecticut Huskies Are Coming Off A Win

Connecticut comes into this game as the favorite, as they have been in 25 of their 26 games this season. They have gone 24-1 in those games, and their average scoring margin on the road is +9.1.

Overall, Connecticut has been dominant, going 24-2 on the season and entering this game on a 14-game winning streak. They have been even better at home, going 16-0 with an average scoring margin of +24.1.

As the favorite this season, Connecticut has a solid ATS record of 15-9-1. Over their last three games as the favorite, the Huskies are 3-0 vs. the spread. On the road, UConn has an ATS mark of 6-3-1 this year and their ATS record over their last 10 road games is 6-3-1 as well.

This season, the over/under record for Connecticut games is 14-12 and today’s over/under line of 145.5 is exactly in line with the average scoring of their games (145.7). In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring in those games is 150 points.

The Creighton Bluejays Are Coming Off A Win

Creighton will be the underdog in this game, as they have been in both of their games as the underdog this season. They have gone 0-2 in those games, but they are 19-5 when favored this season. At home, the Bluejays have gone 11-3 this season, and they have won seven of their last ten games at home.

So far this season, Creighton has gone 19-7, and they have won three games in a row. In their last game, they beat Butler by a score of 79-57. This season, they have gone 8-4 on the road, and they have an average scoring margin of +8.6 points per game in those games.

Against the spread, Creighton is currently 13-13 this season. At home, the Bluejays have gone just 5-9 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, Creighton has a mark of 5-5. In their last 10 home games, the Bluejays have a poor ATS record of 2-8.

This season, the over/under record for Creighton games is 12-14 and today’s line of 145.5 is similar to the average over/under line in their games (148.9). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 149 points and their OU record during this stretch is 1-2. On the year, 14 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line.

Connecticut Offense Breakdown

Connecticut’s offense is coming off a strong performance vs. Marquette, finishing the game with a total of 81 points. Their season average is now 82 points per game. The top scorer for the Huskies was Donovan Clingan with 17 points, while Tristen Newton also added 15 to the scoreboard.

Cam Spencer (G) 15.2 4.7 3.4
Tristen Newton (G) 15.0 6.7 5.8
Alex Karaban (F) 14.6 5.5 1.5

Creighton Offense Breakdown

The Bluejays’ offense wrapped up their last game with 79 points, aligning closely with their current season average of 81.2 points per contest. For the season, the Creighton offense has been one of the more efficient shooting teams in the NCAA with a field goal percentage of 48%. So far, they have hit 60% of their looks from inside the arc, and are averaging 10.5 made three’s per contest.

Baylor Scheierman (G) 18.7 8.7 4.0
Trey Alexander (G) 17.2 6.1 4.7
Ryan Kalkbrenner (C) 17.2 7.4 1.3

Connecticut Team Defense

This season, the Connecticut defense has been impressive, holding the 16th position in the country while permitting an average of 63.7 points per contest. Connecticut’s three-point defense is currently 36th in the country at 5.7 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 39.8% of their shots vs. Connecticut.

Creighton Team Defense

Currently, the Bluejays’ defense holds the 105th rank in the nation, allowing 69.3 points per game. So far, the Creighton defense is giving up an average of 8.7 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 9.9 times per game (404th).

Huskies vs Bluejays Trends

  • When looking at their past five road matchups, Connecticut has an ATS record of 3-1-1 while averaging 82 per game. The team went 5-0 overall in these games.
  • When looking at their past five home matchups, Creighton has an ATS record of 3-2 while averaging 77 per game. The team went 3-2 overall in these games.
  • In their last five games as the betting underdog, the Bluejays have a straight up record of 0-5 and an ATS mark of 0-5.
  • Going back to their previous ten games as the favorite, Connecticut has an ATS mark of 6-4 while going 10-0 straight up.

Huskies vs Bluejays Prediction

Coming in as the underdogs at +3, we have the Bluejays as the way to go on the point spread. Not only do we have them covering, but our projections show they have a good one of winning this one straight-up, if you’re looking for a higher payout on the moneyline.

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 145.5, and our model projects the Huskies and Bluejays to reach a combined total of 143 points. Our bet is on taking the under.

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