UCLA vs. Creighton Pick
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Creighton is actually the slight favorite at home, as the Bluejays are getting odds of -2 points against the Bruins. The over/under total has been set at 171.5 points. Tonight’s game takes place from the Spirt Center in Kanas City, Missouri and the game will air live on ESPNU.
UCLA is coming off a 96-68 win over South Carolina State to improve to 3-0 on the season, but the Bruins have yet to cover the spread, starting the year 0-3 ATS. UCLA is putting up 88.3 points per game this year while allowing 76.3 per game. The Bruins are still dealing with the suspension of three players due to their arrest in China. Kris Wilkes is currently leading the team with 17.3 points and 7.3 rebounds per game. Thomas Welsh is adding 13 points and 11.3 rebounds per contest.
Creighton is coming off a 92-88 win at Northwestern on Wednesday to improve to 3-0 on the season. The Bluejays are 2-0 against the spread thus far. Creighton is averaging an impressive 97.7 points per game this season while allowing 78.7 per contest. Marcus Foster is leading Creighton with 19.3 points per contest while Khyri Thomas is averaging 17.7 points and 5.7 rebounds per game.
These two have no recent meetings to consider tonight. UCLA is 1-5 against the spread in its last 6 against the Big East and in its last 6 at a neutral site. UCLA is actually just 7-20 against the spread in their last 27 games overall. Creighton has covered in 16 of its last 22 non-conference games and 7 of its last 8 against Pac-12 opponents. The public betting is strongly with Creighton tonight and I am as well.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: CREIGHTON -2