Creighton vs UConn Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for February 11 (Expect First-Half Fireworks in Big East Collision)
Creighton vs UConn Game Info
- 2022-23 NCAA Basketball Regular Season Game
- No. 23 Creighton (16-8, 10-3 Big East) vs. No. 21 UConn (19-6, 8-6 Big East)
- Date: Saturday, February 11, 2023
- Time: 2:00 PM ET
- Venue: CHI Health Center Omaha -- Omaha, Nebraska
- Coverage: FOX
Saturday, Feb. 11's NCAA college basketball schedule features the No. 23 Creighton Bluejays colliding with the No. 21 UConn Huskies in a Big East battle at 2 p.m. ET.
Both of these teams have been on fire lately. UConn improved to 4-1 in its last five games with Tuesday's 87-72 win over then-No. 10 Marquette. Meanwhile, Creighton enters today's contest on a seven-game winning streak, most recently picking up a 75-62 victory against Seton Hall on Wednesday.
Can UConn survive a trip to CHI Health Center Omaha? Or will Creighton wind a way to get revenge against the Huskies for a loss earlier this season?
Creighton vs UConn Odds & Spread
- All college basketball betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
- Moneyline: CREIGH: (-196) | UCONN: (+162)
- Spread: CREIGH: -4.5 (-110) | UCONN: +4.5 (-110)
- Total: 142.5 -- Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
Creighton enters this contest as the clear home favorite on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 2 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 142.5 points with both sides sitting at -110 odds.
Creighton vs UConn Betting Trends
- Against the spread, Creighton is 12-12-0 this season.
- The Bluejays have an ATS record of 7-8 as 4.5-point favorites or greater.
- Out of 24 Creighton's games so far this year, 11 have hit the over.
- UConn's record against the spread is 15-10-0.
- This season, 16 of UConn's 25 games have gone over the point total.
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Creighton vs UConn Prediction & Pick
Though UConn has already beaten Creighton this season, the win occurred when the Huskies were the home team. It won't be easy to recreate that success when the Bluejays are 11-1 straight up at CHI Health Center Omaha — which includes a 7-0 record against Big East rivals.
Creighton's offense is also more productive at home (80.3 PPG) than it is on the road (73.3 PPG), playing a big role in the Bluejays' plus-17.5 home scoring margin. UConn's offense drops from 84.1 PPG at home to 73.9 PPG in away contests. On top of declining play on the road, the Huskies are 0-2 thus far against ranked teams away from home.
Another reason why I don't trust UConn is due to its lack of discipline. While the Huskies amass 12.7 turnovers (No. 186) and 19.0 fouls (T-No. 313) per game, the Bluejays only average 11.5 giveaways (T-No. 66) and a nation-low 12.8 fouls. Creighton can also make UConn pay for any fouls it takes due to the former's 74.2% free-throw percentage (T-No. 81).
At the end of the day, Creighton has the tools to pull off the victory this afternoon.
Final Score Prediction: Creighton: 77 | UConn: 73
Creighton vs UConn Best Bet
Creighton and UConn are two of the best first-half teams in the country. The Bluejays average 38.3 points ahead of halftime (No. 14), which isn't too far behind the Huskies and their 40.0-point first-half average (No. 6).
Keeping that in mind, I don't see them having an issue surpassing today's first-half total of 66.5 points. After all, that's less than half of the game's overall projected total (142.5). Creighton and UConn are both talented when it comes to scoring the ball and with the Big East standings being as close as they are, I expect both teams to try and start this contest with a bang.
Bet: First-Half Total — Over 66.5 Points (-118)
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