College Basketball Betting News and Notes Friday January, 11

College Basketball Betting News and Notes Friday January, 11

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-- Creighton won last nine games since only loss, at home to Boise; they start 4-0 in MVC play, with three wins by 13+ points. Bluejays are #1 in country, making 44.9% behind arc. Missouri State was 0-10 v D-I teams in non-conference play, but starts out 3-1 in Valley, losing by 3 in OT to Evansville. Bears hold teams to 29.2% behind the arc.
-- Loyola, Chi lost last two games after 10-3 start; they're turning ball over 21.6% of time, lot for good team. Ramblers are 5-1 at home, with four wins by 8+ points. Wright State won six of its last seven games, winning first three Horizon games by 11-2-16 points; Raiders force turnovers 25.4% of time, #13 in country at that- they're 3-3 on road, 9-2 vs teams outside top 150.
-- Utah State won its last 11 games since only loss, at home to St Mary's Nov 15; Aggies are 4-0 in WAC play, winning by 4-24-9-78 points, but needed OT to beat Idaho last game- they're making 37.5% from the arc, 53.5% inside it. San Jose State is 1-3 vs teams in top 150, with losses by 13-21-9 points, but they're 3-1 in WAC, winning at UTSA/Texas State.

-- Siena lost last 11 games; their last win was 55 days ago, vs Northern Kentucky. Saints are 0-6 at home, and scored 62 or less points in seven of last eight games- they turn ball over 23.3% of time. Canisius is 5-4 on road but lost last two (UNLV/Detroit) road tilts; they're #11 in country, making 40.1% behind arc. Griffs are 3-1 in MAAC (wins by 12-12-9).
-- Niagara is 1-6 on road after losing in OT at Brown Tuesday; they are 3-2 vs teams outside top 200, with home side winning all of five of those games. St Peter's is 3-8 in last 11 games, 1-3 in MAAC, with only win by hoop over #100 Iona- they also won at Rutgers but lost to a couple teams outside top 300, so Peacocks are extremely difficult to handicap.
-- Loyola is 3-1 in MAAC, with wins by 6-6-16 points; Greyhounds beat Fairfield 48-44 in MAAC title game last March. Fairfield had its 6-game win streak snapped at Niagara last games; Stags had also won five road games in row before that- five of their six losses are to teams in top 120. Loyola grabs 39% of its missed shots, #15 team in country at that.

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Re: College Basketball Betting News and Notes Friday January, 11

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By David Schwab
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No. 16 Creighton Bluejays vs. Missouri State Bears

Creighton should continue to move up in the rankings with victories over Illinois State and Indiana State last week to improve to 14-1 SU (10-3 ATS) overall. The Bluejays face Drake this Tuesday Night in a Missouri Valley matchup before Friday night’s clash against the Bears. They are scoring an average of 79.5 points a game behind a stellar 51.2 shooting percentage from the floor. Doug McDermott has led the way with 23.1 points a game.

It has been a dreadful first half of the season for Missouri State with an overall record of 4-11 SU, but it is 2-1 in MVC play. Overall the Bears are 4-6 ATS and the total has gone OVER in two of their last three games. Anthony Downing is the only player scoring in double-figures with an average of 14 points a game. The team as a whole is shooting just 39.4 percent from the field.

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