Creighton Bluejays vs DePaul Blue Demons NCAABB Betting prediction

Creighton Bluejays vs DePaul Blue Demons Prediction 1/9/2024

The Creighton Bluejays (11-4) travel to face off against the DePaul Blue Demons (3-11) on Tuesday, January 9th. This game will be played at Wintrust Arena in Chicago and televised on CBSS. Creighton is coming off a win in their previous game, while DePaul is looking to get back on track from a loss to the Georgetown. Tip-off is set for 9:00 ET.

Creighton Bluejays vs DePaul Blue Demons

The Creighton Bluejays Are Coming Off A Win

Creighton is a 15-point favorite in this game, and they have been the favorite in 14 of their 15 games this season. So far, they have gone 11-3 as the favorite. The Bluejays are 11-4 overall, including a 2-2 mark in Big East play.

On the road, Creighton has gone 4-2 this season, and their average scoring margin is +10.5 points per game. In their last 10 games away from home, they have gone 6-4.

Creighton’s ATS record this season is 8-7, and they are 4-2 vs. the spread on the road. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Bluejays are 5-5 vs. the spread.

Creighton’s over/under record for the season is 6-9, and today’s over/under line of 141.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games this season (149.8). So far, the over/under record in their games is 9-6. The average scoring total in their games this season is 146.7 points.

The DePaul Blue Demons Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

DePaul is coming off a 68-65 loss to Georgetown, and they have lost two straight games. So far, they are 0-3 in Big East play and 3-11 overall. At home, the Blue Demons have gone 3-6.

On the season, DePaul is 0-8 as the underdog, and their average scoring margin at home is -6.2 points per game. They have gone 2-3 in their last five home games and 3-7 in their last 10.

As the underdog this season, DePaul has a record of just 1-6-1 vs. the spread. Their ATS mark for the year is 4-9-1. At home, the Blue Demons are 3-5-1 vs. the spread and over their last 10 games as the underdog, they have a mark of 3-6-1.

DePaul’s over/under record this season is 6-8, and today’s over/under line of 141.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (143.7). So far, eight of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 133 points.

Creighton Offense Breakdown

Against Providence, the Creighton had a tough time putting up points compared to their season average of 80.6 points per game. They scored 69 points and posted a field goal percentage of 48.1% in the game. Baylor Scheierman is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 17.9 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, Trey Alexander brings a PPG average of 16.8 into the game.

Baylor Scheierman (G) 17.9 8.1 4.1
Trey Alexander (G) 16.8 6.5 4.5
Ryan Kalkbrenner (C) 15.5 7.1 1.1

DePaul Offense Breakdown

Coming off their recent game, the DePaul offense tallied 65 points in a matchup against Georgetown. Their field goal percentage for the game was 46.3%, and they made 5 threes. Da’Sean Nelson led the scoring for the Blue Demons, contributing 19 points. Additionally, Jaden Henley chipped in with 17 points.

Chico Carter Jr. (G) 12.5 3.2 4.0
Da’Sean Nelson (F) 11.4 4.6 2.3
Jeremiah Oden (F) 10.6 3.9 1.0

Creighton Team Defense

Coming into today’s game, the Creighton defense is giving up an average of 66.1 points per contest. So far, the Creighton defense is giving up an average of 8.4 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 11 times per game (467th).

DePaul Team Defense

At present, the Blue Demons’ defense is nationally ranked 244th, allowing 75.6 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 7.6 threes per game vs. Creighton. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 35.1%.

Bluejays vs Blue Demons Trends

  • The Bluejays are 3-2 ATS in their last road games and 3-2 straight-up.
  • Although DePaul has a straight up record of 1-9 in their last ten home games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 4-6. The team averaged 66 points per game in these games.
  • The last three games that DePaul was the underdog, they have an ATS mark of 1-2 while going 0-3 straight up.
  • Spanning across their last ten games as the betting favorite, the Bluejays have gone 5-5 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 7-3.

Bluejays vs Blue Demons Prediction

As the underdogs with a spread of +15, we recommend going with the Blue Demons on the point spread. We not only see them covering the spread but also have a strong likelihood of winning this one outright, especially if you’re seeking a higher payout on the moneyline.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 141.5, and our model predicts the Bluejays and Blue Demons to score a combined 143 points. We recommend betting on the over.

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