The Big East Conference standings continue to be extremely tight, and this league has delivered some great games. That trend is going to continue on Wednesday night when the Creighton Bluejays visit the Providence Friars.
Creighton is coming into this game with an overall record of 16-6, and they continue to be ranked in all of the AP polls that are out. The Bluejays did just suffer a loss to Butler in their most recent game, and they need to bounce back in a big way.
Providence is coming into this game with an overall record of 14-8, and they are fighting for a spot in the NCAA Tournament. The Friars have dropped two straight games, but they were tough road losses to some great teams.
Creighton is coming into this game as a slim 1.5-point betting favorites over the Providence Friars.
Bluejays Want to Score
The Creighton Bluejays always seem to be one of the best offensive teams in the country, and they are scoring over 80.5 points per game this season. Creighton has the ability to make shots from the perimeter, but they can also get some easy buckets inside.
Baylor Scheierman is averaging over 18.2 points per game this season, and he has the ability to take over a game. Scheierman is going to need some help in this game though as winning road games in the Big East isn’t easy.
Creighton has also been a great defensive team this season as they are allowing just 68.6 points per game. The Blueyjays will need to be solid on both ends of the floor to win this matchup.
Providence Playing Tough
The Providence Friars do not want to get into a shootout with Creighton in this game as they just won’t be able to keep up. Providence is scoring just 72.7 points per game this season, but they allow less than 67 points per game.
Guard Devin Carter has become one of the best players in the conference and he is scoring 18.6 points per game. Providence plays with an edge on both ends of the floor, and that will be a big key in this game.
Playing at home should allow the Friars to set the tempo in this game, but it still won’t be easy to slow down the Creighton Bluejays.
Creighton Gets the Job Done
It’s not easy to win road games in the Big East Conference, and this is a game that should come down to the wire. Providence will get a huge boost from playing on their home floor, but it’s going to take more than that to win this game.
This is a must-win game for both the Bluejays and Friars, and Creighton just has more weapons to make that happen. Neither team will be able to pull away in this game, but the Bluejays will simply find a way to shoot their way to a win.
Bet on the Creighton Bluejays to win and cover the small 1.5-point betting spread in this matchup.