The Creighton Bluejays (9-6, 3-2 Big East) will visit the UConn Huskies (14-2, 4-2 Big East) after dropping four road games in a row. It begins at 12:00 PM ET on Saturday, January 7, 2023.
Saturday’s matchup between the Huskies and the Bluejays sees the Huskies as a solid, 6.5-point favorite. The over/under is 140.5 points for the game.
UConn vs. Creighton Odds
Point Spread for UConn vs. Creighton
The spread for this matchup is set at 6.5 points, with oddsmakers listing UConn as the favorite.
UConn vs. Creighton Moneyline
As for the moneyline, UConn has -314 odds to pick up the win, while Creighton is listed at +246 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 140.5 points.
Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Saturday, January 7, 2023
- Game Time: 12:00 PM ET
- Location: Storrs, Connecticut
- Arena: Harry A. Gampel Pavilion
UConn vs. Creighton Betting Trends
In the UConn’s 15 games this season, it has 10 wins against the spread. The Huskies have been chosen as favorites in 12 games this year and have walked away with the win 10 times (83.3%) in those games. UConn’s games this year have hit the over 66.7% of the time (10 out of 15 games with a set point total).
Against the spread, Creighton is 8-7-0 this year. The Bluejays have won 20% of the games this season they were the underdog on the moneyline (1-4). Creighton’s games this year have hit the over 46.7% of the time (seven out of 15 games with a set point total).
UConn vs. Creighton Key Players to Watch
Adama Sanogo paces the Huskies with 17.4 points per contest and 6.8 rebounds, while also putting up 1.3 assists. Tristen Newton posts 9.4 points, 4.3 rebounds and 4.6 assists per contest, shooting 34% from the floor and 34% from downtown with 1.1 made 3-pointers per game. Donovan Clingan is averaging 8.9 points, 0.4 assists and 6.4 rebounds per contest. Jordan Hawkins averages 14.6 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.6 assists per contest, shooting 40.4% from the floor and 39% from downtown with 2.9 made 3-pointers per game.
Baylor Scheierman is the Bluejays’ top rebounder (9.2 per game), and he contributes 12.4 points and 2.9 assists. Ryan Kalkbrenner paces the Bluejays in scoring (15.3 points per game) and assists (1.3), and puts up 7 rebounds. He also delivers 0.6 steals and 1.9 blocked shots. The Bluejays receive 12.7 points, 4.2 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game from Trey Alexander. Ryan Nembhard is posting a team-best 5.8 assists per contest. And he is delivering 11.5 points and 2.7 rebounds, making 41.5% of his shots from the floor and 32.3% from beyond the arc, with 1.3 treys per contest.
What you need to know about the UConn Huskies
So far this season, the Huskies are putting up 80.9 points per game (27th-ranked in college basketball) and allowing 61.5 points per contest (29th-ranked). With 27.3 rebounds allowed per game, UConn ranks 19th-best in college basketball. It ranks 39th in college basketball by grabbing 36.1 rebounds per contest.
The Huskies are averaging 86.9 points per game this year in home games, which is 17.6 more points than they’re averaging in road games (69.3). UConn is top-25 this year in three-point shooting, ranking 22nd-best in college basketball with 9.6 three-pointers per game. Meanwhile, it ranks 96th with a 35.8% shooting percentage from three-point land. The Huskies have been getting things done in terms of defending against three-point shooting this season, ranking best in the nation in threes allowed per game (4) and 13th-best in three-point percentage allowed (28.2%).
The Huskies have gone 8-2 over their past 10 games, with a 6-4 record against the spread during that span. In its past 10 contests, UConn has hit the over six times. UConn’s offense has been less productive over its last 10 games, putting up 77.6 points a contest compared to the 80.9 it has averaged this year. The past 10 games have seen UConn allow 2.5 more points per game (64) than its season-long average (61.5).
What you need to know about the Creighton Bluejays
The Bluejays are 76th in the nation in points scored (77.1 per game) and 137th in points allowed (67.5). On the boards, Creighton is 56th in the nation in rebounds (35.6 per game). It is 164th in rebounds conceded (30.9 per game).
In 2022-23, Creighton is 33rd in the country in 3-point makes (9.3 per game) and 81st in 3-point percentage (36.3%). In 2022-23, the Bluejays are 74th in the nation in 3-pointers allowed (6.2 per game) and 176th in defensive 3-point percentage (32.9%).
The Bluejays have a 5-5 record against the spread while going 4-6 overall in their past 10 contests. In its past 10 contests, Creighton has hit the over four times. Over its last 10 games, Creighton is scoring 73.9 points per contest, 3.2 fewer points than its season average (77.1). The Bluejays are giving up 71 points per contest in their previous 10 games, compared to their season average of 67.5 points allowed.
UConn vs. Creighton Prediction & Pick
Our prediction to win this game is UConn, and we project that Creighton will cover the spread (UConn -6.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 140.5 points.
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