Not many people were talking about the Creighton Bluejays entering this season but Greg McDermott and company have put the nation on notice. Creighton is a perfect 4-0 on the year – with two wins against ranked teams – while averaging 98.3 points per game and shooting almost 54 percent from the field. The Bluejays will look for their third consecutive win over a ranked opponent when they meet Baylor in the Hall of Fame Classic final on Tuesday.
Senior guard Marcus Foster leads Creighton in points and minutes played, quickly establishing himself as a potential national player of the year. However, the Bluejays are starting to see some more balanced scoring from younger players, specifically freshman Mitchell Ballock, who scored 22 points against UCLA on Monday.
Baylor came this close to blowing a big lead against Wisconsin on Monday but managed to hold on to get to the final. Unsurprisingly, it was senior guard Manu Lecomte who was the difference maker for the Bears, as the Belgian scored a game-high 24 points thanks to draining 13 of his 15 free-throw attempts. Jo Lual-Acuil Jr. provides a solid secondary scorer down low but Baylor is much more focused on defense.
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
This college basketball season, the Baylor Bears are 4-0 overall and 1-0 ATS, while the Creighton Bluejays are 4-0 and 4-0 ATS. As for the betting totals, Baylor boasts a 0-1 on the OU, and Creighton is 4-0.
It's a betting matchup between the No. 37-rated Bears and the No. 147-ranked Bluejays, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at OddsShark.
Offensively, the game matches up Baylor's No. 92 nationally ranked offense (81.25 points per game) against a Creighton Bluejays defense that sits as the No. 235 at 81.25 PPG. The Bears have been averaging 49.12% from the field, less than the Bluejays have managed so far this season (53.82% on average).
Recent Outings Betting Recap
The Bluejays grabbed a 100-89 win over the Bruins on Monday, behind a 23-point effort from Marcus Foster at Sprint Center.
The Bears got 24 points from Manu Lecomte as Baylor ran past Wisconsin 70-65 on Monday at Sprint Center.
Next Betting Matchups
Creighton home to Southern Illinois-Edwardsville, Saturday, November 25
Baylor at Xavier, Tuesday, November 28
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