Bluejays vs. Bulldogs Prediction
The Creighton Bluejays and the 11th-ranked Butler Bulldogs each won their first Big East Conference game. Which side will get the victory today when they meet at Butler?
Saturday, January 4, 2020
Hinkle Fieldhouse at 12PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Bulldogs are a 6.5-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under sits at 134.5 points. As of Saturday morning, 71 percent of public bets are siding with visiting Creighton. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Bluejays win eighth straight
Creighton secured a 92-75 home win Wednesday night over Marquette to improve to 12-2 overall and 1-0 in the Big East. The Bluejays led 48-38 at halftime and padded their advantage after the break. Mitch Ballock paced Creighton with 24 points on 9-of-16 shooting including 5-of-9 from 3-point range plus 1-of-1 at the free throw line. He also contributed four rebounds and three assists. Ty-Shon Alexander racked up 21 points, eight boards and six steals. Damien Jefferson accounted for 17 points, six caroms and two assists. Marcus Zegarowski had 16 points, eight rebounds and six assists. Denzel Mahoney added 10 points plus three boards and two dimes off the bench.
David hits go-ahead 3-pointer
Christian David hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 43 seconds remaining Tuesday night to send Butler to a 60-58 win at St. John’s. The Bulldogs led 37-16 at halftime before blowing the entirety of the advantage prior to the David shot. Kamar Baldwin led Butler with 19 points on 7-of-13 shooting including 5-of-8 from 3-point range. He also tallied two rebounds and two assists. Sean McDermott contributed 12 points and 10 boards. Jordan Tucker added 12 points, five caroms and two assists off the bench.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Bluejays are 5-0 ATS in their last five games overall. Creighton is 5-0 ATS in its last five Saturday games.
The Bulldogs are 5-1 ATS in their last six Saturday games. The favorite is 4-0 ATS in the last four meetings.
Butler brings in an elite defense ranked seventh nationally in adjusted efficiency and has seven wins over top 100 programs. Creighton has been impressive lately, but the last time it played an opponent in the same ballpark as the Bulldogs it lost by 10 at Michigan. I think Butler will show more focus today than it did at St. John’s and it will lead to a victory plus a cover.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: BUTLER BULLDOGS -6.5