No. 11 Creighton is coming off a bad loss to Butler, but the Bluejays have a get-right opportunity against a 7-6 Providence team that they beat earlier this month. Will they sweep the season series with Ed Cooley’s Friars group? Keep reading our Providence vs. Creighton picks and predictions to find out.
This game tips on Wednesday, January 20 at 7:00 p.m. ET at the CenturyLink Center Omaha in Omaha, Nebraska. The Friars have their work cut out for them, as this Bluejays team is tough to beat at home.
Providence Friars at Creighton Bluejays Betting Preview
Providence: Jared Bynum G (questionable), A.J. Reeves G (questionable), Jyare Davis F (questionable)
Creighton: Marcus Zegarowski G (questionable), Devin Davis G (questionable), Modestas Kancleris F (questionable), Rati Andronikashvili G (out)
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Betting Trend to Know
Providence is 5-1 ATS in its last six road games against teams with winning home records. Find more NCAA betting trends for Providence vs. Creighton.
NCAAB Sharp Money and Line Movement ReportBy Patrick Everson
Creighton went from -9.5 to -10.5 and back by late Tuesday night at FanDuel, and as of 3:45 p.m. ET today, the number is still -9.5. It's two-way action with a lean toward the favored Bluejays, with Creighton getting 57 percent of tickets and 52 percent of money on the spread. The total hasn't budged off 145.5, even though the Over is drawing 78 percent of early tickets and 88 percent of early money.Check out the full line movement for this game
Against the Spread (ATS) Pick
Providence hosted Creighton on January 2, when the Bluejays earned a 67-65 victory as 4-point road favorites. That game went all the way down to the wire, and it actually ended with Christian Bishop dunking to give Creighton the lead with under a second left.
That game is rather significant when trying to figure out who will win this one, as Marcus Zegarowski was on the floor for the Bluejays. Zegarowski is questionable to play tonight, but the Friars will feel good about their chances of making this game, even if he does end up giving it a go. After all, they barely lost to them the last time they met, and star David Duke was 5 for 19 from the floor for only 13 points. Duke is averaging 19.9 points per game on the season, shooting 44.2 percent from the field and 46.9 percent from the outside. He should be due for a better shooting performance in this one, and one would think that would mean the Friars can stay close here, just as they did earlier in the month.
Also, for what it’s worth, the Friars have covered in each of their last three meetings with the Bluejays. Providence is also 10-2 ATS when avenging a loss against an opponent since the start of last season.
PREDICTION: Providence +10.0 (-110)
The last time these two teams met, there were only 132 total points scores, so it’s a little interesting that this total is so high. It means the oddsmakers aren’t all that concerned with what happened last time. And that would make a lot of sense, as Providence shot only 33.3 percent from the floor in that game. The Friars should be able to top that shooting performance, even if it won’t be a home game this time. Also, the last time these teams met in Omaha, they combined to score 152 points.
PREDICTION: Over 145.5 (-110)
Providence vs Creighton Betting Card
- Providence +10.0 (-110)
- Over 145.5 (-110)
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