Creighton at TCU 3/26/19 - NIT Basketball Picks & Predictions
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Creighton Bluejays vs. TCU Horned Frogs
NCAAB: 9:00 PM EST
Mar. 26, 2019
Latest Odds : TCU -3 Total 151.5
The Creighton Bluejays visit Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena in Fort Worth, Texas on Tuesday to play the TCU Horned Frogs in an NIT quarterfinal matchup. The Bluejays defeated the Memphis Tigers on Friday 79-67 in their second round encounter. Marcus Zegarowski and Mitch Ballock each scored 14 points to lead Creighton to the win.
TCU punched its ticket to the NIT quarterfinal with an 88-72 win over Nebraska. Desmond Bane led the Horned Frogs attack with 30 points hitting 6 of 9 from downtown while also pulling down eight rebounds in an overall strong effort. JD Miller chipped in with 15 points and seven boards, while Kendric Davis scored 12 and Kouat Noi added 12.
Ty-Shon Alexander leads the Bluejays in scoring and is second in assists with averages of 16.2 points and 2.6 assists per game. Martin Krampelj leads the team in rebounding with an average of 7.0 per game, while Martin Zegarowski is the assists leader with an average of 3.3 per game. Creighton is shooting 48.5% from the field and 39.6% from 3-point territory.
Desmond Bane leads TCU in scoring with an average of 15.2 points per game. Kevin Samuel is the leader in rebounds with an average of 7.0 per game. Alex Robinson leads the Horned Frogs in assists with an average of 7.0 per game. TCU is shooting 45.8% from the field and 35.3% from 3-point territory.
Recent Betting Trends:
Creighton is 7-1 ATS in its last 8
The UNDER has cashed in each of the Bluejays last 6 on the road
TCU is 5-11 ATS in its last 16
The OVER has cashed in each of the Horned Frogs last 4
Free Betting Pick: Creighton Bluejays +3
TCU is playing well knocking off Nebraska by 16 points, but Creighton has seen success covering the spread. The Bluejays have covered the number in 7 of the last 8 overall, each of the last 4 versus an opponent with a .600 or higher winning percentage and 4 of the last 5 non-Big East games. Final Score Prediction, TCU Horned Frogs win but fall short ATS 77-75.