Having covered in five straight games against Nebraska, the Creighton Bluejays will take on the Cornhuskers once again on Thursday night at the Bob Devaney Sports Center in Nebraska.
Creighton beat Nebraska 76-66 as a 7.5-point home favorite in their matchup last season, and the Bluejays are 3-2 SU and 5-0 ATS over the last five meetings between the teams since 2007. The UNDER has gone 3-1 for totals bettors in their last four matchups.
Nebraska will face the 7-1 Bluejays, who own a 5-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Cornhuskers are 3-2 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Bluejays are 2-2 favoring the OVER.
The Bluejays were listed as 9.5-point favorites at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag. The total had yet to be posted at early Thursday, check back soon for the latest over-under values.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 167-rated Cornhuskers and the No. 52-ranked Bluejays, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 87-74 result in favor of the Bluejays.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Bluejays is ranked No. 173 in NCAA hoops at 35.2 per game. Contrast that with Nebraska’s No. 251 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Nebraska is the No. 220-ranked team in the country at 5.6 per game, while Creighton rates No. 11 at 9 per game.
Defensively, Creighton features the nation's No. 231-rated defense on the road, allowing 74 points per game. Nebraska, meanwhile, comes in at No. 298 nationally in scoring at home.
Creighton won its last outing, an 80-51 result against Saint Joseph's on December 1. They covered in that game as a 6-point favorite. Creighton cruised to victory on Saturday, running Saint Joseph's out of the gym and running up an 80-51 score at CenturyLink Center.
Nebraska won its last outing, a 63-51 result against USC on December 3. They covered in that game as a 2-point underdog. Nebraska earned a 63-51 victory over USC on Monday, getting 20 points from Ray Gallegos at Bob Devaney Sports Center.
Creighton Bluejays Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Akron are 1-1
After playing Saint Joseph's are 4-0
After a win are 8-2
Nebraska Cornhuskers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Oregon are 4-1
After playing USC are 3-0
After a win are 4-6
A few Bluejays at Cornhuskers trends to consider:
Creighton is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games on the road
Creighton is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Nebraska is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Nebraska is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Nebraska is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games when playing Creighton
Nebraska is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against Creighton
Creighton home to Akron, Sunday, December 9
Nebraska at Oregon, Saturday, December 15