Arlington vs. Creighton Pick
Will No. 25 Creighton continue to climb up the rankings when the Bluejays host UT Arlington tonight at 9PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Creighton is the clear favorite in this game, as the Bluejays are getting odds of -13 points against UT Arlington. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 160.5 points. Tonight’s game takes place from CenturyLink Center Omaha in Omaha, Nebraska and will air live on FS1.
Creighton has a three-game winning streak entering tonight’s game to improve to 8-2 on the season. The Bluejays are 6-3 against the spread this year, but just 2-3 ATS in their last five. Creighton is averaging 90.2 points per game on offense while allowing 71.6 per game on defense. Marcus Foster is leading Creighton with 18.6 points per game while Martin Krampelj is putting up 12.4 points and 7.6 rebounds per game.
Arlington is coming off an 86-65 win over Rio Grande Valley to snap a two-game losing streak. The Mavericks are 8-3 overall and 6-3 against the spread. UTA is averaging 79 points per game on offense this season while allowing 70.8 points per game on defense. The Mavericks are led by Kevin Hervey, who is averaging 23.6 points and 9 rebounds per game while Erick Neal averages 13.8 points and 9.4 assists per game. Neal is questionable tonight with an undisclosed injury.
Creighton won the last meeting with Arlington back in 2002, 106-50. Creighton has faced much tougher competition than UTA and the Mavericks won’t have the offense to keep pace tonight. UTA may be without one of their top players, so being able to compete tonight should be a challenge. The public betting is behind Creighton and I think the Bluejays will roll to a big win at home.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: CREIGHTON -13