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No. 1 UConn to Cover Spread vs Creighton

Following a blowout win against Marquette, UConn sits as the clear March Madness odds favorite to win the Big East. The Huskies will vie for their 15th straight win when they travel to Creighton on Tuesday, where the college basketball betting odds have tabbed them as a three-point favorite.

 

No. 1 UConn to Cover Spread vs Creighton
No. 1 UConn to Cover Spread vs Creighton

UConn vs Creighton Game Information

  • Game: UConn (24-2, 14-1 Big East) vs Creighton (19-7, 10-5)
  • Location: CHI Health Center, Omaha, Neb.
  • Date/Time: Feb. 20, 8:30 p.m.
  • UConn vs Creighton Live Stream: TBS.com

 

After the dominant win and then-No. 2 Purdue losing, UConn is most likely at the top of most March Madness predictions and have taken a stranglehold on No. 1 in the college basketball rankings. They’ve now won three straight Big East matchups by 25 or more points and are looking for the season sweep against the Bluejays.

UConn vs Creighton Odds and Spreads

UConn vs Creighton Prediction

UConn 74, Creighton 65

  • The Huskies are 14-2 ATS in their last 16 games as a favorite of 0.5-6.5.
  • The Bluejays are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games as an underdog.
  • The Bluejays are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games as an underdog of 0.5-6.5.
  • The under is 6-0 in the Huskies last 6 vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
  • The under is 6-0 in the Bluejays last 6 vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
  • The under is 6-0 in the Huskies last 6 vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
  • The under is 6-1 in the Bluejays last 7 games as an underdog.
  • The over is 4-0 in the Bluejays last 4 home games.

 

UConn vs Creighton Over/Under Pick: Under 145

When the two foes met in January, UConn held Creighton to a measly 48 points, tied for the team’s season low. The 110 total points scored in the game was far under the set number of 145½, the nearly identical number set by the college basketball oddsmakers for Tuesday’s showdown. We believe the same outcome will happen again. The under has hit in the last six matchups between the two and has hit in Creighton’s last four home games overall. UConn is 14th in the nation, allowing just 63.7 points per game, and hasn’t yielded 70 points in its last 10 games.

UConn vs Creighton ATS Pick: UConn -3

The defending champion Huskies have won games in so many different ways. Against Marquette, they fed sophomore center Donovan Clingan, who made 7 of 8 field goal attempts en route to 17 points. Clingan will square off against Bluejays big Ryan Kalkbrenner, who averages over 17 points and seven rebounds on the season. In the last meeting, the Huskies held Kalkbrenner to just 11 points, but he is hot and is averaging 22 points in his last three games. The Bluejays will need Kalkbrenner to continue his strong play if they want to keep pace with Clingan and the Huskies and cover in the college basketball betting odds.

The Huskies could also lean on veteran point guard Tristen Newton, who averages 15 points while leading the team in rebounding and assists. He was recently supplanted as leading scorer by shooting guard Cam Spencer, who shoots over 44 percent from three. Forward Alex Karaban, who shoots 40 percent from beyond the arc, had only seven points against Marquette following two games where he surpassed 20.

But the X-factor for the Huskies is the emergence of freshman phenom and NBA draft prospect Stephon Castle. Though he barely averages double figures, Castle led the team with 20 points in a close win against Providence and has eclipsed double figures in four of his last six games. He also chips in over four rebounds and three assists per contest.

Outside of Kalkbrenner, the Bluejays will lean on guard Baylor Scheierman, who leads the team with over 18 points and eight rebounds per game. He has 11 straight games scoring in double figures and has reached 20 points in six of those. Point guard Trey Alexander also chips in 17 points and nearly five assists per game.

We believe the Huskies will roll here. Even if Kalkbrenner keeps Clingan in check, they have so many ways they can beat you. And in doing so, they will do so by more than the three-point college basketball spread.

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Questions Of The Day

Who will cover the spread?


UConn will win the game by at least three points.

Who might lead Creighton in scoring?


Baylor Scheierman has reached double-figures in 11-straight games.

 

The odds and predictions in the article are based on the time of writing and publication. They may differ as to when the actual event takes place.

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