The Creighton Bluejays (7-2) look to continue a six-game home winning streak when they go head-to-head against the Maryland Eastern Shore Hawks (3-8) at CenturyLink Center Omaha. Tip-off is set for 8 p.m. ET on Friday, December 15, 2017.
Maryland Eastern Shore Hawks at Creighton Bluejays Odds Preview
The Hawks lost big to the Virginia Tech Hokies in their last outing, 93-40. With 12 points on 5-for-11 shooting, Cameron Bacote led Maryland Eastern Shore in scoring. Virginia Tech’s 0.664 effective field goal percentage was their biggest advantage over Maryland Eastern Shore, who had a mark of 0.315. The Hokies mark was above their season average of 0.639, while the Hawks was below their season average of 0.433.
In the Bluejays last game, they topped the Nebraska Cornhuskers, 75-65. Creighton was led by Ronnie Harrell Jr. who contributed 12 points and 11 rebounds. Creighton dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had a free throw rate of 0.207 (below their season average of 0.230) and an offensive rebounding percentage of 31.3 (above their season average of 25.2). Nebraska was 0.028 and 25.0, respectively, for those same stats.
Creighton could dominate on the offensive side of the ball as their high-octane offense faces off against one of the nation’s worst defenses. Dating back to the 2016-17 season, the Bluejays rank 12th in offensive efficiency, while Maryland Eastern Shore ranks 351st in defensive efficiency.
Maryland Eastern Shore Hawks vs. Creighton Bluejays Odds Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Creighton, ATS Winner – Creighton, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- Creighton ranks 10th in assists per game (17.4) while Maryland Eastern Shore ranks 248th (12.6).
- The Bluejays rank 30th in rebounds per game (36.0) while the Hawks rank 267th (32.8).
- Creighton averages 22.9 three pointers per game, which ranks 33rd in the nation. Maryland Eastern Shore ranks 225th in three pointers allowed per game (22.5).