College Basketball Predictions: DePaul Blue Demons vs. Creighton Bluejays

DePaul Blue Demons vs. Creighton Bluejays
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Opening Point Spread:  Creighton -20
Current Betting Line:  Creighton -20
Opening Total:  N/A
Current Total:  N/A
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The Creighton Bluejays are 0-4 ATS as home favorites of 18.5 to 24 points the last two-plus seasons

The Creighton Bluejays are 0-4 ATS as home favorites of 18.5 to 24 points the last two-plus seasons

DePaul has dropped five games in a row, including a 71-59 defeat to the Georgetown Hoyas as five-point home underdogs Monday, while going UNDER the betting total for the first time in seven contests.  The Blue Demons have just a single probable starter  averaging in double figures, with senior guard Brandon Young scoring 14.5 points a contest, which is important to consider when making your college basketball predictions.  It’s important to point out that the squad is second in the Big East Conference in grabbing 13.1 offensive rebounds per game.  DePaul is 0-10 SU and 3-7 ATS as road underdogs of 12.5 or more points the last two-plus seasons.

The Blue Demons will be playing without the services of leading scorer Cleveland Melvin for a fourth consecutive game due to a suspension, which can’t be ignored when looking over the college basketball odds page.  DePaul holds a 15-8 SU advantage against Creighton, but has dropped the last three meetings in this series, including a 81-62 home defeat on Jan. 7.

Creighton has won three games in a row, including a 63-60 victory over the St. John’s Red Storm as 12.5-point home favorites on Jan. 28, while going UNDER the betting total for a second consecutive contest.  The Blue Jays have two probable starters averaging in double figures, with senior forward Doug McDermott leading the way at 25.0 points a contest.  A win in this affair would be the program’s 15th straight home win—one shy of the squad’s longest streak in CenturyLink Center Omaha’s history.  Creighton is 0-4 ATS as home favorites of 18.5 to 24 points the last two-plus seasons.

The Bluejays lead the conference in averaging 81.3 points per game, which fits nicely in going against an opponent that surrenders a Big East-worst 74.3 points a contest.  Creighton has won every Friday home game it’s played since Dec. 2, 1989 by a double-digit margin.  It’s important to point out that the club is 60-7 SU at this venue under the direction of head coach Greg McDermott.

Sports bettors will likely back the Bluejays due to their 7-2 ATS mark in their last nine home games.

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