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Northwestern Needs To Contain Creighton’s Offense

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.

Shark Bites
  • Northwestern is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games as favorite.
  • Creighton is 11-1 SU and 10-2 ATS in its last 12 games against the Big Ten.
  • Creighton is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games with 2 days off between games.

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.

Creighton Bluejays vs Northwestern Wildcats Matchup

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 didn’t 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.

Betting Trends
  • Creighton is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • Creighton is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Creighton is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Creighton's last 11 games on the road
  • Northwestern is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • Northwestern is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Creighton at UCLA, Monday, November 20
Northwestern at La Salle, Saturday, November 18