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.
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.
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.
- 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