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College Basketball Matchup - Creighton Bluejays Evansville Purple Aces Odds Preview

Evansville Purple AcesCreighton Bluejays
March 3, 5:00 PM | Scottrade Center

Evansville Purple Aces vs Creighton Bluejays Odds

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Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Scottrade Center Saturday as host Creighton looks to handle the Evansville Purple Aces in NCAAB action.

This is a conference playoff game in the Missouri Valley Tournament. The game is being played at Scottrade Center, which makes it technically a neutral site match.

This season, the Bluejays are 26-5 overall and 14-13 ATS ATS, while the Purple Aces are 16-14 and 17-9-1 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Creighton boasts a 13-13-1 on the OU, and Evansville is 18-9.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 91 (Bluejays) and the No. 275 (Purple Aces) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 83-75 result in favor of the Bluejays has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Creighton's No. 10 nationally ranked offense (79.3 points per game) against a Purple Aces defense that sits as the No. 275 at 71.1 PPG. The Bluejays have been averaging 50.7% from the field, more than the Purple Aces have managed so far this season (45.8% on average).

Defensively, Evansville features the nation's No. 312-rated defense on the road, allowing 77.1 points per game. Creighton, meanwhile, comes in at No. 12 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Evansville was a 72-64 winner at home against Missouri State. They covered the 2-point spread as underdogs. Evansville got 20 points from Kenneth Harris en route to a 72-64 victory over Missouri State on Friday at Scottrade Center.

Creighton was a 68-61 winner in its last match at home against Drake. They failed to cover the 9.5-point spread as favorites. The Bluejays got a 26-point performance from Doug McDermott, who added 10 rebounds, as Creighton ran past Drake 68-61 on Friday at Scottrade Center.