Creighton Bluejays vs 11 Providence Friars

Creighton Bluejays vs Providence Friars 2/26/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Creighton Bluejays vs Providence Friars 2/26/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

Creighton will travel on the road to face off against the #11 Providence Friars a Big East showdown at Dunkin’ Donuts Center, Providence, RI, on Saturday, February 26, 2022, at 8:30 PM EST.

 

The Bluejays are entering this match on a 19-8 overall record on the season and 11-5 in conference play after obtaining their 6th straight game on Wednesday night over St. John’s University to a final score of 81-78. Creighton raced out to a 20-10 lead in the 1st half and pulled through a Red Strom comeback that took a 46-39 lead into halftime. 

 

Trey Alexander recorded a career-high 16 points along with a huge 3-point field goal to retake the lead at 67-66 late in the second half while Ryan Hawkins had 25 points and 12 rebounds to lead Creighton.

 

The Creighton Bluejays are led by their defense, ranking 29th in adjusted defensive efficiency and the Bluejays are holding opponents to just under 67 points per game and under 40% shooting while out-rebounding teams by a +3 margin this season. 

 

  • The Creighton Bluejays are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games down the road.
  • The total went UNDER in 6 of Creighton’s last 7 games down the road against Providence.
  • The Bluejays are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games this season.

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Creighton Bluejays vs Providence Friars Predictions 2/26/2022

 

The #11 Providence Friars are currently 23-3 overall while being 13-2 in conference play and with just two games left, a win over the Bluejays will guarantee a regular season Big East title for the Friars. Providence was able to outlast Xavier in three overtimes on Wednesday to a final score of 99-92.

 

The Friars tied the game up in regulation and pulled through a game-tying shot by the Musketeers at the end of the 2nd overtime. Bynum had 27 points for the Friars while A.J. Reeves chipped in with 16 points, including 5-of-8 from the three-point range for their 23rd win of the year.

 

Providence is led by Jared Bynum in minutes per game at 27.9 on the season and is averaging 4.2 assists from the guard position while Nate Watson leads the Friars in the scoring department at 14.1 points per contest on the season along with a field goal percentage of 57% and a 59.5% free-throw percentage from the center position.

 

  • The #11 Providence Friars are 18-1 SU in their last 19 games at home.
  • The total went UNDER in 6 of Providence’s last 7 games at home against Creighton.
  • The Friars are 9-1 SU in their last 10 games this season.

Creighton Bluejays vs #11 Providence Friars. The NCAAB pick for this contest is the #11 Providence Friars. The Bluejays may hold a slight advantage in field goal percentage, however, the Friars have beaten opponents that far outweighs that of Creighton.

 

In addition, the Friars possess a solid defense and are allowing opposing teams only 66.8 points per contest while recording 72.5 points per game on average as a team. Prediction: The #11 Providence will win this match 72–67.

 

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NCAAB Starting Time: 8:30 PM (EST)

 

Date: Saturday, February 26, 2022,

 

Location: Dunkin’ Donuts Center,  Providence, RI

 

TV: FS1

 

NCAAB ODDS: #11 Providence Friars -4

 

NCAAB TOTALS: 136.5

 

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