In one of the best matchups on Friday the Alabama Crimson Tide faces off against Doug McDermott and the Creighton Blue Jays. Get up to the minute information on all NCAA Tournament game lines at Just Bet sportsbook.
The Blue Jays are coming off of a memorable season that recently featured a championship at the Missouri Valley Conference tournament. Offense is the strength of Creighton to say the least as they have average a little over 80 points per game this season this far. That is best for 7th in the nation and possibly a more impressive stat is the fact that the Blue Jays as a team shoot 50% from the field which is the best in the country. The aforementioned McDermott who is a national player of the year candidate paces Creighton averaging 23.2 points per game and shooting an extremely impressive 61 percent from the floor.
Alabama is coming off a season that saw the navigate their way to a 9-7 SEC record and the strength of this team definitely lies in their defense as they only score just under 65 points per game on the season. Also of note is the fact that the defenses that the Crimson Tide face in the SEC night in and night out are certainly far superior to the ones Creighton sees on a nightly basis in the MVC. The Tide are led offensively by forward JayMychal Green who averaged 14 points per game.
While Creighton rolled through the MVC tournament they are just 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. This is the first ever basketball game played between these two universities.
This is a classic matchup of offense vs. defense which makes it a very appealing game to watch. While we normally favor defense over offense it is hard to just ignore how well Creighton is playing overall and hard to see the Tide being able to slow down McDermott. This is a game is truly a flip of the coin type game as evident by the spread, but we give the Blue Jays the slightest of edges in this one to bet at the sportsbook.