A clear difference will be seen in Ann Arbor, Michigan this year. Michigan’s most successful men’s basketball coach Jim Beilein has departed for NBA riches. In his place is Juwan Howard. The account of Howard being a star on the infamous “Fab Five” Wolverines era was the hire celebrated. It also didn’t hurt that Howard has strong NBA playing and coaching credentials. Starting with all of that is the hope that he can maintain Michigan’s CBB betting success. By contrast, Creighton coach Greg McDermott enters his 10th season with a resume of success. Creighton is again March Madness material.
Creighton Bluejays vs. Michigan Wolverines
|Date and Time:||Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 6:30 p.m. ET|
|Location:||Crisler Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan|
|Creighton vs. Michigan TV Coverage:||FS1|
|Creighton vs. Michigan CBB Betting odds at SBG:||Click Here|
Creighton Bluejays vs. Michigan Wolverines Overview
Creighton has a sportsbook record of 1-0 straight up, 0-1 vs. the odds, and 0-1 under the total. Last time out for the Bluejays was an 81-44 win over Kennesaw State as 26.5-point overlays. Ty-Shon Alexander was the man of the night for Creighton with 19 points and four rebounds. Specifically, Alexander was 5-11 from the floor and 5-8 on three-point field goals. Of great concern as always for Creighton is their traditionally lackluster defense. Few teams pump in the points like McDermott’s Bluejays. Stopping quality opponents has been another matter.
Counter to that is Michigan’s record of 1-0 straight up, 0-1 vs. the odds, and 1-0 over the total. First game honors for the new coach Howard was a 79-71 win over Appalachian State as 16.5-point home overlays. Eli Brooks was the Wolverines start with 24 points. Brooks was 7-15 from the floor and 5-6 on three-pointers. Additionally, Jon Teske made caught eyes with 17 points and 13 rebounds.
Key Bluejays: G Ty-Shon Alexander (19.0 PTS, 4.0 REB, 54.5% FG, 100% FT, 62.3% 3PT), G Marcus Zegarowski (18.0 PTS, 3.0 REB, 5.0 AST, 70% FG, 80% 3P), F Christian Bishop (12.0 PTS, 7.0 REB, 3.0 BLK, 60% FG)
Key Wolverines: G Eli Brooks (24.0 PTS, 3.0 AST, 46.7 FG%, 83.3% FT, 45.5% 3P), C Jon Teske (17.0 PTS, 13.0 REB, 58.3% FG, 33.3% 3P), F Isaiah Livers (14.0 PTS, 54.5 FG%, 40% 3P)
Creighton Vs. Michigan against the spread
The Bluejays are:
- 6-13 against the spread in their last 19 away games
- 1-8 under the total on the road
- Vs. Michigan the Jays are 0-1 against the spread
- Creighton and Michigan are 1-0 over the total
- 7-13 vs. the odds in their last 20 games as an underdog
- 1-6 under the total when getting points
The Wolverines are:
- 7-3 against the spread in their last 10 home games
- 3-4 under the total at the Crisler Center
- 11-6 vs. the line as a favorite
- 2-5 under the total in their last seven games as a chalk
Creighton Vs. Michigan CBB Betting Picks
In this situation, we have the obvious unknown of two new rosters and just a game in the books. As was previously noted Creighton has been a weak CBB Betting Value on the road and as a dog. Michigan has been profitable at home and as chalk.
Creighton vs. Michigan CBB Bets pick: Michigan Wolverines
Creighton vs. Michigan CBB Bets Score Prediction: Michigan 82, Creighton 65