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Creighton favored by -27 against Chicago State on Sunday

Chicago State CougarsCreighton Bluejays
5-7December 29, 2013, 05:07 | CenturyLink Center9-2

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on CenturyLink Center Sunday as host Creighton looks to handle the Chicago State Cougars in NCAA hoops action.

The Cougars will look to vanquish their hosts on Sunday, as they are 1-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Bluejays are 6-3 ATS. Chicago State is 0-2 against the total, while Creighton is 3-6 versus the number.

View Chicago State Cougars vs Creighton Bluejays Odds and Stats.

Creighton opened as -27-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 22-rated Bluejays and the No. 312-ranked Cougars, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Last time out for Creighton, they were a 68-54 winner as they battled California at home. They covered in the match as a 10-point favorite. Doug McDermott scored 20 points and added 11 rebounds for a double-double, leading Creighton over California, 68-54, on Sunday at CenturyLink Center.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Creighton has the nation's No. 21-rated offensive output, at 82.27 PPG. The visiting Cougars defense ranks No. 239 allowing on average 78.58 PPG. The Bluejays FG% has averaged 48.67% so far, more than the Cougars marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.14% per game.

A few Cougars at Bluejays trends to consider:
Chicago State is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
Chicago State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Creighton is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Creighton is 15-3 SU in its last 18 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Creighton's last 5 games
Creighton is 21-3 SU in its last 24 games at home

Next up:
Chicago State at Idaho, Saturday, January 4th
Creighton at Marquette, Tuesday, December 31st