Creighton Bluejays (10-8) vs Georgetown Hoyas (12-6)Date : 01/21/2019
Time : 8:30 pm EST
Location : Capital One Arena, Washington, D.C.
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Creighton Bluejays vs Georgetown Hoyas
The Creighton Bluejays will pay a visit to Capital One Arena in Washington, DC, to play the Georgetown Hoyas on Monday night at 8:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Georgetown enters this contest losers of three of their last four games, overall, as they fell to the Marquette Golden Eagles in their last time out. In this outing, the Hoyas did their best in which to keep this game tight as they went up at the half by three points; Nonetheless, the Golden Eagles were able to rally in the second half while outscoring Georgetown 47-41 during this time in addition to also getting 31 points from Sam Houser, who went 4-7 from three-point range in the win, as well. In all, Marquette shot 47% from the floor while holding Georgetown to just 42% for the game en route to their second straight loss.
On the other hand, Creighton lost their fourth straight game as they were not able to maintain their offensive punch as the game wore on as the St. John’s Red Storm was able to expand a five-point halftime lead in the second half while also outscoring the Bluejays by 10 in the second stanza in which to pick up the much-needed victory.
Creighton Bluejays's Latest Performance :
Creighton is also a team that can certainly put points on the board as they are shooting over 50% from the floor on the season. Nonetheless, the offense for the Blue Jays has grinded to a halt as they are now averaging 75 points per game during their current four-game skid. They continued their offensive lull in their last outing versus the Red Storm of St John’s as they shot just 43% from the floor while allowing 47% to the Red Storm as Shamorie Ponds powered in 22 points for the Red Storm while Mustapha Heron came off the bench in which to provide a lift with 18 points as well.
On the other hand,Marcus Zegarowski led Creighton in scoring with 17 points while leading scorer for the season in Ty-Shon Alexander went 4 – 13 from the floor while ending with 10 points. For the season, Creighton is allowing opponents to shoot 47% from the floor on a nightly basis. Furthermore, they have given up at least 80 points in their last four outings, including allowing 106 points to the Marquette Golden Eagles, recently.
In all, Creighton may indeed have yet another disastrous night on the defensive end as they will now be facing a Georgetown team that will be looking to come out of its offensive funk while also getting back on the winning track as they are losers of three of their last four games, overall.
Georgetown Hoyas's Latest Performance :
A Georgetown offense that prides itself on getting up and down the floor on a nightly basis in averaging a tad under 83 points per game for the season, was relegated to just 42% shooting versus the top-seeded team within the Big East in Marquette in their last outing. And despite committing 13 turnovers on the night, Georgetown’s ability to rebound the ball along with connecting on 10 three-pointers in addition to shooting 77% on 22 free throws on the night allowed them to remain competitive, particularly, early on. Nonetheless, Marquette was able to wrestle control in the second half in which to take out the Hoyas in outscoring them 37 – 31 in the second stanza en route to the hard-fought conference victory.
As stated, Sam Hauser powered in 31 points along with eight rebounds for the Golden Eagles while also going 4-9 from long range. On the other hand, Mac McClung led Georgetown in scoring with 24 points while leading scorer for the season in Jessie Govan went 4-8 from the field while ending with 14 points, thus breaking a streak to where he scored at least 25 points in each of his last three outings.
And while the Hoyas allowed just 43% shooting to opponents on a nightly basis for the year, they were horrible in this contest as they allowed 47% shooting to Marquette, which destroyed them late in the game. It will be important to note that the 74 points allowed to Marquette was the lowest offensive output for a Georgetown opponent in their last four outings as the Hoyas entered their matchup with Marquette allowing opponents to average 91 points in their last three games.
How Creighton Bluejays & Georgetown Hoyas Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Creighton is 7 – 10 ATS while the OU is 9 – 8
Georgetown is 6 – 11 – 1 ATS while the OU is 13 – 4
In-Depth Analysis of each team:
This will certainly be yet another interesting Big East matchup as the Creighton Bluejays and the Georgetown Hoyas have certainly struggled on both sides of the ball recently. With that being the case, look for both teams to come out to push the pace in which to kick-start their lackluster offenses. Also, this philosophy will do both teams well due to the fact that the defenses that they will be matched up against simply, for lack of a better word, stink.
Against The Spread Selection: Pick: Georgetown Hoyas
My reason for the pick :
In all, the Blue Jays are losers of four of their last five road games, overall. And while the Hoyas have certainly struggled at home recently in losing two of their last three, look for them to find their stroke, once again, versus a Creighton team that simply gives up too many points to their opponents on a nightly basis. With that being said, the Hoyas will pull away from a Bluejays team that will continue to commit defensive mishap after defensive mishap as the home team will pick up a much-needed blowout victory in which to gain confidence moving forward.
Totals Selection: Pick: Over
My reason for the prediction :
I will certainly back to over in this contest a both teams have certainly been generous on the defensive end of the floor lately as well as throughout the season. The over has been tthe play for the majority of matchups for the Hoyas recently while has also been the result in three of the last four games, overall, for the Creighton Bluejays. With that being the case, look for the under the also be the play in this contest as two offenses will be matched up versus two defenses that continue to commit entirely too many mental mistakes throughout the course of a game.
Betting trends for Creighton Bluejays:
- The Bluejays are 2-4 against the spread in last 6 games
- The over is 3 – 1 in Bluejays last four games
Betting trends for Georgetown Hoyas:
- The Hoyas are 3-5-1 against the spread in the last nine games
- The over is 6 in 1 in Hoyas last seven games