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Creighton Bluejays vs. Georgetown Hoyas Odds Analysis, Trends and Preview

Creighton coach Greg McDermott looks at his notes with Doug McDermott (3) and Ethan Wragge (34) in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Seton Hall in Omaha, Neb., Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014. Creighton won 72-71. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
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OddsShark.comFeatured ColumnistMarch 4, 2014

In search of its first Big East Conference title in its inaugural season in the league, the No. 13 Creighton Bluejays take their offensive show on the road to Georgetown for a crucial showdown at Verizon Center in Washington, D.C.

The Jays own the superior record and boast important statistical advantages over the Hoyas, who are riding a hot 5-0 against-the-spread streak at home.

 

Point spread

Creighton opened as four-point road favorites, but that number was bet down to -3 at some shops monitored by Odds Shark. The total was hovering around 142 early Tuesday. (Line updates and matchup report details.)

 

Why Creighton can cover the spread

After a loss on Saturday, a six-point setback at Xavier, the Bluejays (23-5, 13-3 Big East) will be out to avenge that result against a team they already beat by 13 back on January 25.

Confidence prevails here, as the Jays know what they're capable of behind seven-time Big East Player of the Week Doug McDermott, who is averaging 26 points per game.

They average twice as many three-pointers per game as the Hoyas, according to the Odds Shark Smart Chart, an edge which can be a spread bettor’s best friend.

 

Why Georgetown can cover the spread

Home cookin' is always appetizing when investing in the Hoyas (16-12, 7-9) in D.C. They come into this one with an 11-3 mark at home overall and have covered five straight, all in Big East play.

This is somewhat of a must-win for the Hoyas, too, as they've lost three of four and are still jockeying for position in the postseason tournament.

 

Smart Pick

If Georgetown wasn't mired in a losing slide right now, it would be much more appealing as a home underdog. But with the Bluejays stepping to the wood off that upset loss at Xavier, they are going to be hungry for a victory.

Creighton has only lost back-to-back games once this season. After the other three losses, it rebounded with wins by 17, 28 and five points (an average of 16.7 per win). Lay the road chalk.

 

Trends

  • Georgetown is 5-0 ATS in its past five home games
  • Georgetown is 7-2 ATS in its last nine games
  • Creighton is just 2-6 ATS in its past eight games as favorites

 

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