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Georgetown Hoyas Face Uphill Battle Against 19th-Ranked Creighton Bluejays in Big East Matchup
The Georgetown Hoyas will be facing a tough challenge as they travel to Nebraska to take on the 19th-ranked Creighton Bluejays in a Big East matchup. Currently, the Hoyas have an overall record of 8-15 and a conference record of 1-11. On the other hand, the Bluejays boast a strong record of 17-7 overall and 8-5 in conference play. The game is scheduled to begin at 8:30 PM EST. Creighton is heavily favored to win, with the opening betting line at -17.25 and the current line at Creighton -18.5.
- Moneyline: Hoyas +1076 | Bluejays -2150
- Spread: Hoyas +18.5 (-110) | Bluejays -18.5 (-110)
- Total: Over/Under 150.5 (-110)
- Based on the moneyline, the implied probability that Creighton will win straight-up is 96%.
Georgetown vs Creighton Stats
The Georgetown Hoyas suffered another defeat in the Big East, losing 89-64 to the top-ranked UConn Huskies at home. This loss marks the eighth consecutive defeat for the Hoyas, all in the Big East. Dontrez Styles led the team with 25 points, and despite his efforts, the game quickly slipped away for Georgetown, trailing by 24 points at halftime. Head coach Ed Cooley expressed disappointment in the team's execution, communication, and energy, emphasizing the need for reflection and improvement. Georgetown's poor performance reflects their current ranking in the Big East, with deficiencies in scoring offense, field goal shooting, and defense. They will face a quick turnaround as they prepare for their next game against Creighton. Coach Cooley has a challenging task ahead as he works to rebuild the team, drawing on his experience in a similar situation at Providence. Georgetown is ranked 239th in offense, 288th in defense, and has a winning record of 8-15 this season. The team's offensive statistics show average percentages in field goals and free throws, with below-average performance in three-point shooting. The Hoyas demonstrate average rebounding and assist numbers, with turnovers ranking slightly higher. Defensively, Georgetown struggles in field goal and free throw defense, but performs better against three-point attempts. Defensive rebounding is a strength, while defensive assists and turnovers fall in the average range. Overall, the Hoyas face multiple challenges and areas of improvement as they continue through the season.
Creighton Bluejays Analysis
The Creighton Bluejays recently bounced back from a loss at Providence with a significant road win against Xavier, resulting in the end of a two-game losing streak for the team. Led by Ryan Kalkbrenner's impressive performance of 28 points on 12-of-14 shooting, the 19th-ranked Bluejays secured a critical road victory. The team shot nearly 49% from the field and outrebounded Xavier 37-31.
Currently boasting a record of 8-5 in the highly competitive Big East, the Bluejays aim to continue their success with another win as they return home from a 1-1 road trip. Offensively, they rank 7th in scoring in the conference, 4th in field goal shooting, and 7th in 3-point shooting. Additionally, they rank 2nd in 3-point field goals made per game. Defensively, the Bluejays rank 2nd in scoring defense, 2nd in field goal defense, and 7th in 3-point defense. They also excel in rebounding, ranking 2nd in the conference in total rebounds per game. However, turnovers have been an issue for the team, as they rank 10th in turnovers per game.
In terms of power ranking, the Creighton Bluejays currently hold a ranking of 116. Their offensive performance is impressive, as they rank 28th in the nation, averaging 81.59 points per game. Defensively, they rank 107th, allowing an average of 69.18 points per game. With an overall record of 17-6 and a slightly negative ATS record of 11-12, the Bluejays have faced some challenges against Georgetown in their last three matchups.
Offensively, the Bluejays have been successful, shooting 48.76% from the field (ranked 20th in the nation), 76.54% from the free-throw line (ranked 30th), and 36.56% from three-point range (ranked 50th in the NCAAB). They also excel in rebounding, averaging 39.45 rebounds per game (ranked 38th). With an average of 16.55 offensive assists and 10.73 turnovers per game, they rank 28th in offensive assists and 77th in turnovers.
Defensively, the Bluejays allow their
Home Court Advantage and Dominant Interior Play Give Creighton the Edge Against Struggling Hoyas
Creighton will have the advantage of playing on their home court against the struggling Hoyas. The Hoyas' defense has been below average, particularly in the middle, making them susceptible to the Bluejays' dominant interior play and proficiency in 3-point shooting. Furthermore, the Hoyas have only managed to secure one victory in the Big East this season, while Creighton has proven to be a resilient team, bouncing back from consecutive losses with a win against Xavier. With a strong emphasis on rebounding, the Bluejays possess the ability to control the paint on both ends of the court. Additionally, their impressive field goal shooting, ranking tenth in the Big East, provides them with a comforting advantage. Therefore, it is advisable to give the points to Creighton, as they are likely to come out on top in this matchup.
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