Creighton vs Texas Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for Dec. 1 (Dominant Defense Gives Edge to Longhorns)

Devon Platana
Creighton vs. Texas prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game.
Creighton vs. Texas prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game. / AP Photo/Eric Gay
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Creighton vs Texas Game Info

2022-23 NCAA College Basketball Regular Season Game
No. 7 Creighton Bluejays (6-1, 0-0 Away) vs. No. 2 Texas Longhorns (5-0, 4-0 Home)
Date: Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022
Time: 7 p.m. ET
Venue: Moody Center — Austin, TX
Coverage: ESPN

The 2022-23 NCAA college basketball season continues on Thursday, Dec. 1, including a Big East-Big 12 Battle matchup between the No. 7 Creighton Bluejays and No. 2 Texas Longhorns.

After a perfect 6-0 start to the campaign, Creighton finally tasted defeat with an 81-79 loss to Arizona just over a week ago, leaving time to tell how the Bluejays respond. Meanwhile, Texas remained perfect with its recent 91-54 blowout victory over UT Rio Grande Valley at the Leon Black Classic.

Can Creighton get back in the win column on the road? Or will Texas stand strong with another dominant performance in front of its home crowd?

Creighton vs Texas Odds & Spread

All NCAA college basketball betting lines, odds and prop bets.
Moneyline: CREI: (+255) | TEX: (-320)
Spread: CREI: +6.5 (-110) | TEX: -6.5 (-110)
Total: 137.5 - Over: (-114) | Under: (-106)

Texas enters this contest as the clear favorite on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 7 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 137.5 points, which is average compared to Thursday's projected totals.

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Creighton vs Texas Prediction & Pick

Creighton and Texas have opened as two of the best teams this season due to their offense. Both schools are ranked inside of the top 25, with the Blue Jays averaging 83.9 points per game (T-No. 14) while the Longhorns are operating at an 82.2 PPG clip (No. 24).

Having said that, I do think that Texas' defense gives the program an edge here. The Longhorns allow the third-fewest points (52.8 PPG) in the nation while holding opponents to a 35.1% field-goal percentage (No. 6). On the other hand, Creighton surrenders 67.1 PPG (T-No. 112) on a 44.0% FG% (No. 192).

With the Longhorns also forcing the sixth-most turnovers, the Bluejays have a long night ahead of them. Look for Texas' defense to wear Creighton down as the former remains undefeated.

Final Score Prediction: Texas: 74 | Creighton: 70

Creighton vs Texas Betting Trends

- Creighton is 5-1 against the spread (ATS) in its last six games.
- Texas is 17-3 straight up in its last 20 home games.
- The total has hit the over in six of Creighton's last nine games.
- The total has hit the under in each of Texas' last five games played in December.

Creighton vs Texas Best Bet

I expect Creighton to keep things closer than the spread implies. On top of being 5-1 against the spread (ATS) in the last six games, the Bluejays are 4-1 ATS in their last five games against Big 12 opponents. On the flip side, Texas has struggled with the Big East, going 0-6 in its last six outings against the conference.

With both programsbeing among the top 10, expect a close game tonight.

Bet: Creighton +6.5 (-110)

Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Devon Platana also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username PepeSilvia0. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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