At the beginning of the season Gonzaga was seen as a preseason favorite to make the Final Four. Concurrently the Bulldogs are ranked number one in the country with an undefeated record. Most important of all the Zags have shown great profitability with the college basketball betting line. Creighton remains a one-dimensional team. To be exact they play hard on the offensive end of the court. Contrarily defense is an afterthought for the Blue Jays. But Head coach Greg McDermott may be on to something. After all Creighton has made the Big Dance in five of the last six seasons.
Gonzaga Bulldogs vs. Creighton Blue Jays
Date and Time: Saturday, December 1, 2018, 2 p.m. Eastern
Location: CHI Health Center, Omaha, Nebraska
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Creighton Blue Jays
Creighton is 5-1 straight up and 3-3 vs. the odds with a 3-3 mark on totals. Following their 87-82 win over Clemson are the Blue Jays near the nation’s top 25 rankings. Guard Ty-Shon Alexander leads the Jays with 19.2 points per game. McDermott has had his share of detractors through the years. Balanced against that is one of the most successful eras in Creighton basketball history. While the Blue Jays are always soft defensively their offense often makes up for it. Fashion Creighton’s ranking of 210th in the country for scoring defense.
Along the same lines is Gonzaga lacking in national defensive rankings. Yet their high-octane offense is several levels above Creighton. Overall the Zags are 7-0 straight up and 6-1 with the line. Six of Gonzaga’s seven games have gone over the total. Consider as an illustration the Bulldogs rank third in the country for scoring offense. Counter to that is a defense that ranks 230th in the country. Starting with wins over Duke, Arizona, Illinois, and Texas A&M is an impressive resume. Extending the Zags success is Rui Hachimura with a team high 21.9 points per game. After that Zach Norvell Jr is averaging 17.3 points per matchup. And Brandon Clarke has added 15.9 points and seven rebounds per outing.
Stats to Consider
Gonzaga has been a consistent overlay with the college basketball betting line in road games. In fact, the Zags have paid in just two of their last eight games away from home. Seven of Gonzaga’s last 10 away matchups have gone under the total. Balanced against that is Creighton’s poor wagering value as a home team recently. The Blue Jays have paid in just two of their last eight games at home. And five of their last seven home courts matchups have gone under the total.
Team vs. Team
Last year these teams met at Gonzaga in the only previous game in their history. The Zags scored a 91-74 win and NCAA Basketball payout as nine-point chalks. The game went over the total of 162.
Matchup to Watch
Gonzaga is “in the zone” with the college basketball betting line So far. While Creighton is good and likely to make March Madness, they are nowhere near Gonzaga’s level. As a matter of fact, the Zags are Final Four material.
Gonzaga vs. Creighton NCAA games Betting Odds Picks
Starting with their offensive depth Gonzaga rates the call!
Gonzaga vs. Creighton NCAA Betting Online Pick: Gonzaga Bulldogs
Gonzaga vs. Creighton NCAA Betting Online Score Prediction: Gonzaga 92, Creighton 81
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