Creighton vs. Gonzaga Pick
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Gonzaga is favored at home in this game, as the Bulldogs are getting odds of -7.5 points against the Bluejays. The over/under total for the game has been set at 159.5 points. Tonight’s game is set to take place from McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, Washington and will air live on ESPN2.
Creighton is coming off a 103-66 win over SIU-Edwardsville last weekend to improve to 5-1 on the season. The Bluejays are 4-1 against the spread this season, including 1-0 ATS on the road. Creighton is posting 92.5 points per game this season while allowing 76 points per contest. Marcus Foster is leading this team with 18 points per game while Martin Krampelj is adding 12.5 points and 7.2 rebounds per game.
Gonzaga is coming off a 103-68 win over Incarnate Word on Wednesday night to improve to 6-1 on the season. The Bulldogs are 2-2 against the spread this season, with one failed cover coming at home. Gonzaga is averaging 93.1 points per game this season while giving up 73.3 points per contest. Johnathan Williams is leading the team with 16 points and 7.1 rebounds per game while Killian Tillie is adding 11 points and 6.7 rebounds per game. Corey Kispert, who averages 10.4 points per game is questionable with an ankle injury.
These two have no recent meetings to consider tonight. Gonzaga has struggled somewhat at home, going just 2-5-1 against the spread in their last eight home games and 1-4 ATS in their last five following a win. I think the Bluejays are coming into tonight’s game rested and should be able to keep this game interesting. Gonzaga may not be at full strength either. The public betting is strongly with Gonzaga, but I like Creighton to cover.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: CREIGHTON +7.5