Missouri Valley Tournament - Creighton Bluejays host Indiana State Sycamores in college basketball action
Indiana State Sycamores vs Creighton Bluejays Odds
The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Creighton and Indiana State on Saturday, with the host Bluejays trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.
It's a game in the Missouri Valley Tournament, which will decide the conference title, not to mention deciding which teams make the Field of 68. The game is being played at Scottrade Center, which makes it technically a neutral site match.
Creighton battles the Sycamores, currently sitting with a 18-13 mark (14-13-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 9-19 for the Bluejays and 14-13 for the Sycamores.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Bluejays at No. 32 and the Sycamores at No. 113 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 80-69 result in favor of the Bluejays.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Creighton's No. 23-ranked offense, averaging 76 PPG, against a Sycamores defense that ranks No. 148 at 65.5 PPG. The Bluejays field goal percentage has averaged 51% so far, more than the Sycamores marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.5% per game.
Defensively, Indiana State features the nation's No. 113-rated defense on the road, allowing 66.8 points per game. Creighton, meanwhile, comes in at No. 25 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Indiana State, they were a 51-50 winner as they battled Evansville on the road. They covered in the match as a 2-point underdog. Indiana State got 11 points from Devonte Brown en route to a 51-50 victory over Evansville on Friday at Scottrade Center.
In their last action, Creighton was a 65-53 winner at home against Drake. They earned a push of the 12-point spread as favorites. Creighton earned a 65-53 victory over Drake on Friday, getting 23 points from Doug McDermott at Scottrade Center.