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NCAA hoops odds preview - Saint Joseph's vs. Creighton

Saint Joseph's HawksCreighton Bluejays
Dec 1, 3:00 PM | CenturyLink Center

Saint Joseph's Hawks vs Creighton Bluejays Odds


Creighton will look to improve on its 6-1 record on Saturday when they host Saint Joseph's in NCAA basketball odds action at CenturyLink Center.

The Bluejays are 6-1 so far on the season, and 4-1 ATS vs. the number. The Hawks, meanwhile, are 4-1 and 3-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Creighton go 2-1 and the Hawks go 2-0 on the totals.

View Saint Josephs vs Creighton Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Creighton sat as 6.5-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 82-ranked Bluejays and the No. 79-rated Hawks in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 87-82 win for the Bluejays on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Creighton's No. 13 nationally ranked offense (83 points per game) against a Hawks defense that sits as the No. 42 at 57.8 PPG. The Bluejays have been averaging 52.6% from the field, more than the Hawks have managed so far this season (46% on average).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Saint Joseph's owns the country's No. 1-rated mark, allowing 0 points per game on the highway. Creighton, on the other hand, rates No. 53 in scoring at home.

Saint Joseph's was a 74-55 winner in its last match at home against American. Saint Joseph's earned a 74-55 victory over American on Wednesday, getting 18 points from Langston Galloway at Hagan Arena.

Last time out for Creighton, they were an 83-70 loser as they battled Boise State at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 13-point favorite. Creighton got 21 points from Doug McDermott but lost anyway, 83-70, to Boise State on Wednesday at CenturyLink Center.

Saint Joseph's Hawks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Coppin State are 1-0
After playing American are 1-0
After a win are 5-5

Creighton Bluejays Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Nebraska are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

A few Hawks at Bluejays trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Saint Joseph's last 5 games on the road
Saint Joseph's is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Saint Joseph's is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games on the road
Creighton is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games at home
Creighton is 14-2 SU in its last 16 games

Next up:
Saint Joseph's at Coppin State, Tuesday, December 4
Creighton at Nebraska, Thursday, December 6