Gonzaga Bulldogs vs. Creighton Bluejays Free Prediction

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Expect a shootout when the top-ranked Gonzaga Bulldogs (7-0) meet the Creighton Bluejays (6-1) at Chi Health Center Omaha. The game is scheduled to start at 2 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 1, 2018.

Gonzaga Bulldogs at Creighton Bluejays ATS Odds

Both teams had no trouble getting past their last opponent. The Bluejays defeated the Montana Grizzlies 98-72, while the Bulldogs beat the North Dakota State Bison 102-60.

Gonzaga played a nearly flawless game. They had a phenomenal effective field goal percentage of 0.767 (above their season average of 0.595) and a free throw rate of 0.224 (matching their season average). North Dakota State put up marks of 0.385 and 0.154, respectively, for those same stats. The Bluejays, meanwhile, had a fantastic offensive rebounding percentage of 44.4 (above their season average of 23.7) and had a free throw rate of 0.396 (above their season average of 0.207). Creighton rallied around Martin Krampelj, who had 17 points and six rebounds. Brandon Clarke, meanwhile played well for Gonzaga, recording 18 points, eight rebounds and five blocks.

The Bulldogs won the lone game between these two teams last year, 91-74. One of Gonzaga’s largest strengths was getting to the free throw line. They had 25 free throw attempts, while Creighton had just eight.

This showdown pits one of the country’s top offenses against one of its elite defenses as Creighton ranks 18th in offensive efficiency and Gonzaga is 24th in defensive efficiency dating back to the 2017-18 season. Also, the Bulldogs rank 27th in turnover percentage (16.1 percent), while the Bluejays rank 297th in opponents’ turnover percentage (17.0 percent).

Gonzaga Bulldogs at Creighton Bluejays Free Pick

Prediction: SU Winner – Creighton, ATS Winner – Creighton, O/U – Under

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Gonzaga ranks 18th in assists allowed per game (10.7) while Creighton ranks 175th (13.4).
  • The Bulldogs rank 36th in steals allowed per game (5.3) while the Bluejays rank 140th (6.0).
  • Gonzaga ranks 49th in blocks allowed per game (2.7) while Creighton ranks 96th (3.0).
  • The Bulldogs rank 12th in rebounds per game (40.1) while the Bluejays rank 161st in rebounds allowed per game (34.9).
  • Gonzaga ranks 83rd in three pointers attempted per game (24.0) while Creighton ranks 226th in three pointers allowed per game (23.3).