NCAA Basketball Game Preview - Sycamores underdogs vs Bluejays at Creighton
Indiana State Sycamores vs Creighton Bluejays Odds
College hoops betting interest focuses on the Creighton vs Indiana State battle Saturday at CenturyLink Center as the Bluejays look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.
The Bluejays are 13-1 so far on the season, and 10-2 ATS vs. the number. The Sycamores, meanwhile, are 9-4 and 7-3 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Creighton go 3-7 and the Sycamores go 6-3 on the totals.
College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Creighton Bluejays as 14.5-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bluejays sit at No. 14 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Sycamores sit at No. 47 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Bluejays will win this game 86-71.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Sycamores is ranked No. 140 in NCAA hoops at 36.2 per game. Contrast that with Creighton’s No. 147 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Creighton is the No. 3-ranked team in the country at 9.4 per game, while Indiana State rates No. 212 at 5.8 per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Indiana State owns the country's No. 63-rated mark, allowing 63.4 points per game on the highway. Creighton, on the other hand, rates No. 37 in scoring at home.
In their last action, Indiana State was a 65-61 winner on the road against Northern Iowa. They covered the 7.5-point spread as underdogs. Indiana State earned a 65-61 victory over Northern Iowa on Wednesday, getting 18 points from Justin Gant at McLeod Center.
In their last action, Creighton was a 79-72 winner on the road against Illinois State. They covered the 1.5-point spread as favorites. The Bluejays grabbed a 79-72 win over the Redbirds on Wednesday, behind an 18 -point effort from Ethan Wragge at Redbird Arena.
Indiana State Sycamores Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Bradley are 4-6
After playing Northern Iowa are 4-6
After a win are 6-4
Creighton Bluejays Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Drake are 10-0
After playing Illinois State are 6-4
After a win are 9-1
A few Sycamores at Bluejays trends to consider:
Indiana State is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Indiana State is 6-12 SU in its last 18 games on the road
Indiana State is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Creighton
Indiana State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Creighton
Creighton is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Creighton is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Indiana State
Creighton is 15-1 SU in its last 16 games at home
Creighton is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Indiana State
Indiana State home to Bradley, Wednesday, January 9
Creighton home to Drake, Tuesday, January 8