The Texas Southern Tigers (0-3) travel to face off against the Creighton Bluejays (3-0) on Saturday, November 18th. This game will be played at CHI Health Center Omaha in Omaha and televised on FS2. Creighton is coming off a win in their previous game, while Texas Southern is looking to get back on track from a loss to the Virginia. Tip-off is set for 8:30 ET.
Texas Southern Tigers vs Creighton Bluejays
The Texas Southern Tigers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
Texas Southern enters today’s game with an 0-3 overall record. In their previous five road games, which includes last year, Texas Southern has a 2-3 record. As Texas Southern enters today’s game, their ATS record stands at 0-3. Taking into account their performance from the previous season, Texas Southern has gone 4-5-1 against the spread in their last ten games.
So far, Texas Southern’s games have averaged 119 points per game with the average over/under line being 141.5 points. When analyzing the Tigers’ last five games, they have produced a combined average of 52 points per game and an over/under record of 0-5.
The Creighton Bluejays Are Coming Off A Win
Creighton goes into their fourth game of the season with a perfect 3-0 record. In the previous three games where Creighton was the favorite, they have a perfect 3-0 record. Heading into today’s game, Creighton holds a 2-1 ATS record. Looking back at their past ten games, including those from the previous season, Creighton has gone 6-4 vs. the spread.
Creighton comes in with an over/under record of 2-1-0 through three games, with their games averaging a combined 161.3 points per game so far. The Bluejays’ last five games have culminated with an average of 88 points per game and an over/under record of 3-2.
Texas Southern Offense Breakdown
Against Virginia, the Texas Southern had a tough time putting up points compared to their season average of 46.7 points per game. They scored 33 points and posted a field goal percentage of 26.1% in the game. The team’s scoring leader is PJ Henry, who holds an average of 8.7 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Jonathan Cisse is averaging 8.3 points per game this season.
|PJ Henry (G)||8.7||2.7||1.3|
|Jonathan Cisse (G)||8.3||2.0||3.0|
|Jahmar Young Jr. (F)||6.7||5.0||0.7|
Creighton Offense Breakdown
In their latest game, Creighton’s offense looked good, scoring 92 points against Iowa. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 51.6% and made 18/24 free throws. The top scorer for the Bluejays was Trey Alexander with 23 points, while Baylor Scheierman also added 17 to the scoreboard.
|Trey Alexander (G)||21.3||7.3||6.0|
|Baylor Scheierman (G)||16.3||5.0||4.0|
|Ryan Kalkbrenner (C)||11.7||3.7||1.7|
Texas Southern Team Defense
At this time, the Tigers’ defense is positioned 94th in the country, permitting 72.3 points per game. In today’s game vs. Creighton, the Texas Southern defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, Texas Southern made 15 free-throws vs. the Tigers.
Creighton Team Defense
So far, the Bluejays’ defense is ranked 56th in the country at 66.0 points per contest. So far, the Creighton defense is giving up an average of 5.7 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 10.7 times per game (277th).
Tigers vs Bluejays Trends
- When looking at their past five road matchups, Texas Southern has an ATS record of 3-2 while averaging 55 per game. The team went 2-3 overall in these games.
- Through their last three home contests, the Bluejays offense has averaged 67 points per game while allowing an average of 71. Creighton posted an overall record of 1-2 while going 1-2 ATS.
- The last ten games that Texas Southern was the underdog, they have an ATS mark of 4-5-1 while going 3-7 straight up.
- Through their last three games as the favorite, the Bluejays have an ATS record of 2-1 and a straight up mark of 3-0.
For a point-spread bet in this Bluejays vs. Bluejays matchup, we’re leaning towards the Bluejays at -27. Although our projections show the Bluejays winning 77-66, we suggest placing your bet on the Tigers for the point-spread.
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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