Creighton Bluejays (5-1) vs. Oklahoma State Cowboys (3-3)
Creighton Bluejays vs. Oklahoma State Cowboys 11/30/23 – Creighton Bluejays and Oklahoma State Cowboys’ forthcoming match in NCAA Men’s Basketball has garnered significant excitement both from fans and analysts. At 5-1 against Oklahoma State’s 3-3 record, their meeting promises an entertaining contest that promises premium sports analysis on ESPN2 at 9:00 PM ET Thursday November 30th 2023 at Gallagher-Iba Arena. This contest promises two formidable college basketball programs going head-to-head at Gallagher-Iba Arena!
Creighton Bluejays have had an outstanding five game run this season, boasting an outstanding 5-1 record and showing exceptional gameplay. Their offense stands out with their average of 84 points per game at 49.6% field goal percentage; and average 12.3 3-point field goals with 38.7% success rates per game! Meanwhile their impressive defense averaged 41.2 rebounds, 4.2 blocks per game, with turnovers kept below 10 while offering 17.5 assists!
Oklahoma State Cowboys (3-3) possess an impressive field goal shooting percentage of 46.1% with 9.3 3-point field goals per game at 33.7% – both numbers surpassing Creighton by one. Oklahoma State also excels at steals as their average was 6.25 steals per game while maintaining strong presence beneath basket with 37 rebounds and 3.5 blocks every game; yet their 11.5 turnover average could prove troublesome against Creighton.
Creighton Bluejays vs. Oklahoma State Cowboys 11/30/23 Game Info
|Thursday, November 30, 2023, at 9:00 PM ET
Baylor Scheierman (Guard) vs. Bryce Thompson (Guard)
Baylor Scheierman has been one of the Bluejays’ standout guards this season. Averaging 18.2 points, 7 rebounds, and 4 assists per game; his all-around game has been instrumental to their success with 48% field shooting efficiency and an exceptional 89.5% free-throw conversion rate making his scoring ability undeniable and elevating Creighton’s offensive game considerably; making them tough to beat!
Oklahoma State’s Bryce Thompson has shown his mettle through limited playing time. Averaging 14.3 points per game on 50% field and 50% three-point shooting, his offensive skills cannot be overlooked; his lower minutes per game and rebounding numbers could prove problematic against someone like Scheierman who excels at multiple facets.
When these two guards collide, it will be an exciting battle of Scheierman’s all-around excellence against Thompson’s efficient scoring. A key aspect will be whether Thompson can step up his game enough to match Scheierman’s intensity and versatility, making this matchup one of great importance to watch.
NCAAB Odds/Point Spread: Creighton Bluejays -295, Total Odds: 141.5
Current betting odds favor Creighton Bluejays with a -7.5 point spread suggesting their dominance. Total odds set at 141.5 points suggest high-scoring action which seems in line with both teams’ offensive prowess.
Creighton Bluejays Betting Trends
Creighton has had an impressive recent run against the spread (ATS). They are 10-4 in their last 14 games ATS, showing they can not only win but also cover. Road success against Big 12 opponents stands out, as is 7-1 ATS against Big 12 teams over their last 8 contests; combined with their strong November performance (14-2 SU in their 16 contests in November), indicates they come into this matchup with considerable momentum.
Oklahoma State Cowboys Betting Trends
Oklahoma State, however, has struggled ATS against Big East teams over their past six games – going 1-5 against them over that span. Their home performance has been better however with total going OVER in four of their five home games over that span; reflecting Oklahoma State’s ability to score easily at home. Oklahoma State’s November games (13-5 SU in last 18) and Thursdays (0-5 ATS over their past five Thursday games) performances showing inconsistency between games and performance levels.
Creighton Bluejays vs. Oklahoma State Cowboys 11/30/23 Betting Picks
Based on statistical analysis and betting trends, Creighton Bluejays appear to be the superior team heading into this matchup. Their balanced offensive and defensive prowess combined with their impressive against the spread record makes them an easy pick – likely covering their -7.5 spread in this contest.
Prop bets and over/under predictions suggest the total should go OVER 141.5 points due to both teams’ scoring capacities. Creighton should benefit greatly from having versatile players like Scheierman on its side for this matchup.
NCAAB predictions tonight favor Creighton with a predicted scoreline favoring them. Expect a high-scoring affair as Creighton’s offense and Oklahoma State’s home scoring records combine for a total score of 141.5 or greater points.
Free Pick and Prediction: Creighton Bluejays 78, Oklahoma State Cowboys 68