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Providence Friars home to Creighton Bluejays in NCAA Basketball betting action

Creighton BluejaysProvidence Friars
15-2January 18, 2014, 08:00 | Dunkin Donuts Center12-5

The Providence Friars will be trying to slam the Creighton Bluejays on Saturday when the teams tip off at Dunkin Donuts Center in college betting action.

Providence battles the Bluejays, currently sitting with a 15-2 mark (11-4 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 7-9 for the Friars and 6-9 for the Bluejays.

View Creighton Bluejays vs Providence Friars Odds and Stats.

The Bluejays were listed as -6-point favorites at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

The Friars sit at No. 101 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Bluejays sit at No. 4 on the same chart.

Providence won its last outing, an 84-83 result against St. John's on January 16. They covered in that game as a 4-point underdog. Providence earned an 84-83 victory over St. John's on Thursday, getting 21 points from Bryce Cotton at Carnesecca Arena.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Providence's No. 146-ranked offense, averaging 72.53 PPG, against a Bluejays defense that ranks No. 47 at 65 PPG. The Friars field goal percentage has averaged 40.98% so far, less than the Bluejays marksmen have achieved on the year, 49.09% per game.

A few Bluejays at Friars trends to consider:
Creighton is 9-1 ATS in its last 10 games
Creighton is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Creighton is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Creighton is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Providence is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games
Providence is 15-4 SU in its last 19 games at home

Next up:
Creighton at Villanova, Monday, January 20th
Providence at Butler, Tuesday, January 21st