NCAAB: Friday, December 1st, 10:00 PM ET @ McCarthey Athletic Center ESPN2
Line & Total: Gonzaga Bulldogs -9 Over/Under 157
Free NCAAB Pick Gonzaga Bulldogs vs Creighton Bluejays
The 15th ranked Creighton Bluejays head into McCarthey Athletic Center to take on the 15th ranked Gonzaga Bulldogs. Both teams are coming off big wins and are eager to keep climbing the ranks with a win tonight.
Creighton has beat multiple top 25 ranked teams this season already and hopes it can add to list by beating a powerful team like Gonzaga. They got the win versus Northwestern then came out and beat UCLA last week. The Bluejays, however, lost the championship game of the Hall of Fame Classic to Baylor with a 65-59 scoreline. Creighton has a decent lineup with Khyri Thomas, Marcus Foster, Kaleb Joseph, Ronnie Harrell Jr and Martin Krampelj. Their lineup is designed to hit the boards hard and counter with a solid offense. They are sure to give Gonzaga issues tonight.
Gonzaga was 2-1 in the PK80 Invitational last week with their only loss coming in a double overtime game versus 7th ranked Florida. They blew out Ohio State and held off in a tight game versus Texas. The Bulldogs have a deep lineup that showed what they were capable of in their last game versus Incarnate Ward as well. Reserve Forward Rui Hachimura and Zach Norvell Jr combined for 35 points. Josh Perkins scored 16 and Jacob Larsen scored 14. One negative was the loss of Corey Kispert to an ankle injury but it seems he is expected to take the court today.
Cover The Spread 365 Stats:
Creighton is 5-1 in their last 6 games.
Gonzaga is 22-3 in their last 25 games.
Gonzaga 14-1 in their last 15 home games.
Free NCAAB Prediction Gonzaga Bulldogs vs Creighton Bluejays
The line has moved dramatically to Gonzaga -9 after it started at -5.5. Gonzaga is coming off multiple overtime games and must be tired with such a tight schedule. The Bulldogs are the better team but Creighton is no stranger to playing games versus powerhouse teams as they have had a brutal schedule. With such a big line movement it will be worth the shot at taking the dog here especially if the line continues to move closer to game-time. Keep an eye on the line and jump when it gets high enough.