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Providence Friars vs. Creighton Bluejays Prediction 1/6/2024

The Providence Friars (11-3) travel to face off against the Creighton Bluejays (10-4) on Saturday, January 6th. This game will be played at CHI Health Center Omaha in Omaha and televised on FS1. Creighton is coming off a win in their previous game, while Providence is looking to get back on track from a loss to the Seton Hall. Tip-off is set for 2:00 ET.

Providence Friars vs Creighton Bluejays

The Providence Friars Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Providence comes into today’s game as the underdog, with a point spread of +10.5. So far this season, the Friars have an overall record of 11-3 and are 2-1 in Big East play.

Over their last ten road games, Providence is just 3-7, and they are 1-1 on the road this season. In their last game, the Friars faced Seton Hall and lost by a score of 61-57.

As the underdog this season, Providence has a solid ATS mark of 2-1. On the road, their ATS record this year is 1-1, and over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Friars are 5-5 vs. the spread.

So far this season, the over/under record in Providence games is 3-11. On average, their games have finished with 137.6 points compared to an average over/under line of 141.5. Today’s over/under line of 138.5 is lower than the average scoring in their games. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 and the average scoring total is 135 points.

The Creighton Bluejays Are Coming Off A Win

Creighton is set to take on Providence today as the 10.5-point favorite. So far this season, the Bluejays are 10-4 and 6-2 at home. In their last game, they defeated Georgetown by a score of 77-60.

Over their last ten home games, Creighton is 8-2 and have been favored in 13 of their 14 games this season. Overall, they have an average scoring margin of +18.1 points per game at home.

Creighton’s ATS record this season is 8-6, but they have gone just 1-2 vs. the spread in their last three home games and are 6-4 ATS in their last 10 games as the favorite.

Creighton’s over/under record this season is 6-8 and the average scoring total in their games is 148 points. Today’s over/under line of 138.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games this year (150.5). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 136 points and their over/under record during this stretch is 0-3.

Providence Offense Breakdown

The Providence offense is coming off a game in which they scored 57 points vs. Seton Hall. Overall their field goal percentage was 37% while connecting on 4 threes. Bryce Hopkins is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 15.2 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, Devin Carter brings a PPG average of 16.4 into the game.

Bryce Hopkins (F) 15.2 8.6 1.4
Devin Carter (G) 16.4 8.1 3.2
Josh Oduro (F) 14.7 6.8 2.0

Creighton Offense Breakdown

The Bluejays’ offense wrapped up their last game with 77 points, aligning closely with their current season average of 81.4 points per contest. Trey Alexander led the scoring for the Bluejays, contributing 25 points. Additionally, Baylor Scheierman chipped in with 18 points.

Baylor Scheierman (G) 18.6 7.9 4.2
Trey Alexander (G) 16.5 6.6 4.5
Ryan Kalkbrenner (C) 15.1 6.8 1.1

Providence Team Defense

Coming into today’s game, the Providence defense is giving up an average of 63.7 points per contest. In their previous game vs. Seton Hall, the Pirates finished with a field goal percentage of 37% and a total of 61 points vs. Providence.

Creighton Team Defense

Currently, the Bluejays’ defense holds the 72nd rank in the nation, allowing 66.6 points per game. So far, the Creighton defense is giving up an average of 8.4 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 10.9 times per game (452nd).

Friars vs Bluejays Trends

  • In their last five games away from home, the Friars have a straight up record of 2-3 while going 2-3 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 65 points per game in these contests.
  • Across the Bluejays last ten home games, the team averaged 74 points per game while allowing 68. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 6-4, while going 6-4 straight-up.
  • Spanning across their last five games as the betting underdog, the Friars have gone 2-3 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 2-3.
  • In their last five contests as the favorite, Creighton has a poor record vs the spread going 2-3. But, they still put together a straight up mark of 3-2.

Friars vs Bluejays Prediction

For a point-spread bet in this Bluejays vs. Bluejays matchup, we’re leaning towards the Bluejays at -10.5. Although our projections show the Bluejays winning 75-69, we suggest placing your bet on the Friars for the point-spread.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 138.5 and our model has the Friars and Bluejays finishing with a combined 144 points. Our pick is to take the over.

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