After reaching the NCAA Tournament for the first time in program history last season, expectations are high for Northwestern. Though the Wildcats are 2-0 during this young season, they face their first real challenge against a high-flying Creighton Bluejays team Wednesday.
Creighton has opened the season with back-to-back wins that have seen them average 100.5 points while shooting 57.5 percent from the field. The Bluejays offense has relied heavily on the veteran guard duo of Marcus Foster and Khyri Thomas, who have accounted for over 37 percent of the scoring.
Northwestern’s team focus is more defense-oriented, holding their first two opponents to 70.5 ppg. Though the Wildcats offense has not exactly been setting the world on fire, that could change if they start hitting from beyond the arc. Northwestern has taken 37 treys so far but connected on only 11, with Scottie Lindsey being the only player to make more than two three-pointers.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
College basketball betting oddsmakers at BetOnline opened the Northwestern Wildcats as 5-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and OVER/UNDER total line at sportsbooks such as Bovada.
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Creighton Bluejays will look to cover the spread vs the Northwestern Wildcats on Wednesday, as the Bluejays are 2-0 versus the spread this season, while the Wildcats are 0-1 ATS. Creighton is 2-0 against the total, while Northwestern is 1-0 versus the total betting line.
The Power Rankings at OddsShark show the No. 164-rated Bluejays taking on the No. 190-rated Wildcats in this contest.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
The battle between the Bluejays and Braves didnt turn out to be much of a battle at all as Alcorn State was handed a 109-72 defeat on Sunday at CenturyLink Center-NE.
Bryant McIntosh scored 17 points to lead the Wildcats to a 75-66 victory over Saint Peter's at Allstate Arena on Monday.
Next Betting Matchups
Creighton at UCLA, Monday, November 20
Northwestern at La Salle, Saturday, November 18
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