College baskeball point spread favors Bluejays in battle with Shockers
Wichita State Shockers vs Creighton Bluejays Odds
College hoops betting interest focuses on the Creighton vs Wichita State battle Saturday at CenturyLink Center as the Bluejays look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.
The Shockers will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 15-11-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Bluejays are 14-14 ATS. Wichita State is 11-15 against the total, while Creighton is 8-18 versus the number.
The Bluejays were listed as 5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bluejays sit at No. 34 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Shockers sit at No. 24 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Bluejays will win this game 79-77.
How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Creighton's No. 25-ranked scoring average of 75.8 PPG, against a Shockers defense rated No. 34 and allowing 59.8 PPG. The Bluejays FG% has averaged 50.5% to date this season, more than the Shockers shooters have managed so far (44.5% per game).
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Wichita State owns the country's No. 40-rated mark, allowing 62.6 points per game on the highway. Creighton, on the other hand, rates No. 23 in scoring at home.
Wichita State lost its last outing, a 59-56 result against Evansville on February 27. They failed to cover in that game as a 11.5-point favorite. Wichita State got 12 points from Tekele Cotton but lost anyway, 59-56, to Evansville on Wednesday at Charles Koch Arena.
In their last action, Creighton was an 80-62 winner on the road against Bradley. They covered the 6.5-point spread as favorites. Doug McDermott poured in a team-high 32 points for Creighton on Wednesday, as they defeated Bradley 80-62 at Carver Arena.
Wichita State Shockers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
After playing Evansville are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4
Creighton Bluejays Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
After playing Bradley are 6-4
After a win are 7-3
A few Shockers at Bluejays trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Wichita State's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Wichita State's last 5 games when playing on the road against Creighton
Wichita State is 18-5 SU in its last 23 games on the road
Wichita State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Creighton is 21-2 SU in its last 23 games at home
Creighton is 17-2 SU in its last 19 games when playing at home against Wichita State
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Creighton's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Creighton's last 8 games when playing Wichita State