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Creighton Blue Jays at UConn Huskies Betting Preview – Jan 17, 2024

A pair of Top 20 teams in College Basketball will get together on Wednesday. The Creighton Blue Jays are on the road at the Connecticut Huskies. Creighton comes into the game ranked 18th in the most recent poll. The Blue Jays are 13-4 on the season, and riding a four game winning streak. The most recent win for Creighton was at home over St. John’s on Saturday.

For the Connecticut Huskies, they are ranked #1 in the country. The Huskies are 15-2 on the season, and have won five straight games. The Huskies are coming off a 13 point win at home over Georgetown.

The Connecticut Huskies are favorites at home here. UConn is listed at -5.5, and the total is at 142.

Top Ranked Huskies

The Huskies come into the game with just one conference loss on the season. That one loss was to Seton Hall, who is tied at the top of the conference. The other loss for the Huskies this season was on the road at Kansas. UConn has wins over Texas, North Carolina and Gonzaga on their resume.

The top scorer for the Huskies has been Cam Spencer. The guard is scoring more than 15.5 points per game. Tristen Newton has been solid as well for UConn with 14.8 points and 6.1 assists per game, while big man Alex Karaban is adding 15.4 points, and also the top rebounder for the Huskies.

UConn will play at Villanova on Saturday, and then head back home and host Xavier and Providence to wrap up the month of January.

Red Hot Blue Jays

The Blue Jays of Creighton are red hot right now. Creighton has moved to 4-2 in league play, after starting with back to back losses. The losses came by 2 to Villanova and 5 to Marquette. Since then, they have beaten Georgetown, Providence, DePaul and St. John’s.

Baylor Scheierman is the top scorer for the Blue Jays. The guard is scoring 18 points per game. Trey Alexander is next, as he is scoring more than 16 points per game, and dishing out 4.5 assists. Ryan Kalkbrenner is the threat inside the paint. The big man is scoring 15.9 points per game in over 30 minutes.

Creighton will remain on the road on Saturday, as they face another tough test; at Seton Hall. The Blue Jays then come home and will host Xavier, DePaul and start the month of February with Butler.

Big East Thriller on Wednesday

The top ranked team in the nation, at home, against one of the hottest teams in all of College Basketball. This is going to be a great basketball game. The Blue Jays do not want to get their third conference loss of the season here.

But, this is a tough place to play, and they are the #1 team in the country. This game comes down to the final possession. Take the Blue Jays to cover the spread. Betting Creighton +5.5 is the right move here.

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