NCAABB Creighton Bluejays vs Connecticut Huskies NCAABB Betting prediction

Creighton Bluejays vs Connecticut Prediction 1/17/2024

The Creighton Bluejays (13-4) travel to face off against the Connecticut Huskies (15-2) on Wednesday, January 17th. This game will be played at Gampel Pavilion in Storrs and televised on FS1. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 7:00 ET.

Creighton Bluejays vs Connecticut Huskies

The Creighton Bluejays Are Coming Off A Win

The Bluejays have been strong on the road this season, going 5-2 compared to their 8-2 record at home. They have won their last two road games and are 6-4 in their last 10.

Creighton is coming off a 66-65 win over St. John’s and has won four straight games. They are 13-4 overall and 4-2 in Big East play.

Creighton’s ATS record this season is 9-8, and they have gone 5-2 vs. the spread on the road. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Bluejays have a mark of 6-4.

Today’s over/under line of 142.5 is lower than the average over/under line in Creighton’s games this year (149.7). So far, 14 of their games have had higher over/under lines than today’s line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 134 points.

The Connecticut Huskies Are Coming Off A Win

Connecticut enters this game as a 5.5-point favorite against Creighton. The Huskies have a perfect 11-0 record at home this season, and they have won their last 11 games overall.

Over their last 10 games at home, the Huskies are a perfect 10-0, and they are coming off an 80-67 win over Georgetown. For the season, Connecticut is 15-2 overall, including a 5-1 mark in Big East play.

As the favorite this season, Connecticut has gone 9-6-1 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Huskies have a record of 5-4-1. At home, UConn is 6-5 ATS this year and 5-5 in their last 10 games at home. Their ATS mark for their last three home games is 1-2 and over their last five home games, they are 3-2 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 142.5 is lower than the average over/under line in Connecticut’s games this season (146.4). So far, the over/under record for the Huskies this season is 10-7. In their last three games, the over/under record is 3-0, and over their last five games, it is 4-1.

Creighton Offense Breakdown

In their recent matchup, the Creighton offense ended with 66 points against St. John’s. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 36.7% and made 6 threes. Leading Creighton in scoring vs. St. John’s was Ryan Kalkbrenner with his 18 points. Baylor Scheierman also added 17 points for the Bluejays.

Baylor Scheierman (G) 18.0 8.3 3.9
Trey Alexander (G) 16.3 6.1 4.5
Ryan Kalkbrenner (C) 15.9 7.4 1.1

Connecticut Offense Breakdown

The Connecticut offense is coming off a game where they scored 80 points against Georgetown. They posted a field goal percentage of 51.1% and connected on 13 threes. Offensively, the Huskies hold a season-long field goal percentage of 50%, placing them 19th in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 106th in terms of percentage and 62nd in three-pointers made.

Cam Spencer (G) 15.6 4.2 3.3
Alex Karaban (F) 15.4 5.8 1.7
Tristen Newton (G) 14.8 6.4 6.1

Creighton Team Defense

The Bluejays’ defense is presently ranked 51st nationally, allowing an average of 65.6 points per contest. Creighton’s three-point defense is currently 36th in the country at 5.4 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 40.8% of their shots vs. Creighton.

Connecticut Team Defense

At this time, the Huskies’ defense is positioned 49th in the country, permitting 65.5 points per game. In their most recent game, the Connecticut defense struggled to defend the three-point line, as Georgetown knocked down 13 three-pointers on their way to 67 points.

Bluejays vs Huskies Trends

  • In their last three road games, Creighton has averaged 76 points per game while allowing 63. The team’s record in this stretch was 2-1 while going 2-1 vs. the spread.
  • When looking at their past three home matchups, Connecticut has an ATS record of 1-1-1 while averaging 76 per game. The team went 2-1 overall in these games.
  • As the betting underdog, the Bluejays have an ATS mark of just 6-4 in their last ten games. Creighton posted a straight up mark of 2-8 in these matchups.
  • Over the team’s last three games as the favorite, the Huskies struggled vs the spread going just 1-1-1. However, they still had a straight up mark of 3-0.

Bluejays vs Huskies Prediction

For today’s matchup we are recommending to take the Huskies to secure the win, with an expected final score of 76-67. When it comes to the spread, we believe they’ll cover at -5.5.

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 142.5 and given that our model is projecting 143 points between the teams, we like the over.

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