Creighton Bluejays vs DePaul Blue Demons 2-17-22

Creighton Bluejays vs DePaul Blue Demons 2/17/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Creighton Bluejays vs DePaul Blue Demons 2/17/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The Creighton Bluejays (16-8) are preparing to battle against the DePaul Blue Demons (12-12) in the Big East Conference at Wintrust Arena in Chicago on Thursday at 10:00 PM ET. Creighton comes into this match-up with a 6-4 run in their last 10 contests and riding on a 4-4 road record this season.

 

The Bluejays won their last three outings versus the Butler Bulldogs and the Georgetown Hoyas twice in a row following their recent loss to Seton Hall. Creighton took 4th place at 8-5 in the Big East Conference with a 16-8 overall standing while splitting their last eight road matches on the year.

 

In their rematch with Georgetown, the Bluejays left the Hoyas behind with 17 points at halftime but allowed Georgetown to lower down the lead with 40-46 lead in the final half of their 88-77 victory on Monday.

 

Guard Alex O’Connell led the way for Creighton with 27 points, 3 rebounds, and 5 assists while Forward Ryan Hawkins chipped in a double-double of 14 points and 12 rebounds for the Bluejays.

 

Forward Ryan Hawkins powered the offense for Creighton with an average of 13.5 PPG on 44.1% FG and grabbed an average of 7.4 rebounds per match while Guard Ryan Nembhard dished out an average of 4.2 assists per contest.

 

The Bluejays marked an average of 69.2 PPG in shooting for 45.3% while their offense averages 4.8 blocks and 5.5 steals but allowed their opponents to score an average of 66.0 PPG.

 

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Creighton Bluejays vs DePaul Blue Demons Predictions 2/17/2022

 

The DePaul Blue Demons will look to bounce back from losing their last two outings and split their last 24 contests this season. The Blue Demons snapped a two-game win streak with a loss to the 8th ranked Providence Friars and the Butler Bulldogs at 71-73 on Tuesday.

 

DePaul dropped to 10th place at 3-11 in the Big East Conference with an overall standing at 12-12 and a home record at 9-6 on the year. The Blue Demons managed to tie the score at 35-all in the first half but allowed the Bulldogs to gain a two-point lead in the final half leading to their two-point loss at 71-73 last game out.

 

Forward David Jones scored 17 points while Forward Brandon Johnson pulled down 9 rebounds with 10 points in leading the offense for DePaul.  

 

The Blue Demons nailed an average of 72.9 PPG in shooting for 43.4% from the floor with an average of 38.6 rebounds and 11.3 assists per outing while their defense gave up 70.6 PPG.

 

Forward David Jones led the offense for DePaul with an average of 14.8 PPG on 44.0% FG and also pulled down an average of 7.6 rebounds per contest while Guard Jalen Terry dispensed an average of 3.2 assists per game.      

 

Creighton Bluejays vs. DePaul Blue Demons. The NCAAB Pick for this outing is Creighton +3. The Bluejays gained momentum after winning their last three contests while the Blue Demons played bad basketball lately with a two-game losing streak.

 

Creighton has a better defense that held their opponents to just 66.0 PPG while DePaul gave up 70.6 PPG. Prediction: The Creighton Bluejays will win at 70-67.  

 

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Creighton Bluejays vs DePaul Blue Demons 2/17/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

NCAAB Starting Time: 10:00 PM ET

 

Location: Wintrust Arena in Chicago, IL

 

Date: Thursday, February 17, 2022

 

TV: CBS Sports Network

 

NCAAB Odds/Point Spread: Creighton Bluejays +3  

 

NCAAB Totals: 135.5

 

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