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Wichita State Creighton Betting Preview

Creighton BluejaysWichita State Shockers
Jan 19, 4:00 PM | Charles Koch Arena

Creighton Bluejays vs Wichita State Shockers Odds

17-1TEAM RECORD16-2

The Wichita State Shockers will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Creighton Bluejays at Charles Koch Arena on Saturday in NCAA hoops play.

The Shockers bring a 16-2 record (9-6 ATS) to this tilt against the 17-1 Bluejays, who are 12-4 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Wichita State go 8-6 so far and the Bluejays go 6-8.

View Creighton vs Wichita State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Shockers installed as 3-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Shockers rated this week at No. 28 and the Bluejays sitting at No. 20. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 86-79 result in favor of the Bluejays.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Wichita State has the nation's No. 97-rated offensive output, at 70.9 PPG. The visiting Bluejays defense ranks No. 84 allowing on average 62.1 PPG. The Shockers FG% has averaged 46.2% so far, less than the Bluejays marksmen have achieved on the year, 52.4% per game.

Defensively, Creighton features the nation's No. 28-rated defense on the road, allowing 60.8 points per game. Wichita State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 136 nationally in scoring at home.

Creighton was a 79-68 winner in its last match at home against Northern Iowa. They failed to cover the 11.5-point spread as favorites. The Bluejays used a 31-point performance from Doug McDermott to help Creighton smack Northern Iowa 79-68 on Tuesday at CenturyLink Center.

Last time out for Wichita State, they were a 74-62 winner as they battled Illinois State at home. They covered in the match as an 8-point favorite. Wichita State got 16 points from Cleanthony Early en route to a 74-62 victory over Illinois State on Wednesday at Charles Koch Arena.

Creighton Bluejays Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Drake are 10-0
After playing Northern Iowa are 7-3
After a win are 10-0

Wichita State Shockers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Missouri State are 5-5
After playing Illinois State are 6-4
After a win are 8-2

A few Bluejays at Shockers trends to consider:
Creighton is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Creighton's last 8 games when playing on the road against Wichita State
Creighton is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Wichita State
Wichita State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Wichita State is 16-2 SU in its last 18 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Wichita State's last 7 games when playing Creighton
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Wichita State's last 5 games

Next up:
Creighton at Drake, Wednesday, January 23
Wichita State at Missouri State, Wednesday, January 23