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Creighton vs Texas Odds, Spread & Picks (Dec. 1)

John Perrotto

by John Perrotto in College Basketball

Nov 30, 2022 · 7:03 PM PST

Texas Longhorns guard Sir'Jabari Rice celebrates a basket
Nov 26, 2022; Austin, Texas, USA; Texas Longhorns guard Sir'Jabari Rice (10) reacts after scoring a three point basket during the second half against the Texas Rio Grande Valley Vaqueros at Gregory Gymnasium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports
  • Texas is a seven-point home favorite over Creighton on Thursday night
  • The Longhorns are seventh in the nation in scoring defense
  • A look at the Creighton vs Texas odds and predictions can be found below 

In a matchup of top-ten teams, #7 Creighton visits #2 Texas at 7:00 p.m. ET Thursday at the Moody Center in Austin as part of the Big 12-Big East Battle.

Creighton (6-1, 0-0 road) lost for the first time this season on Nov. 23 when it was edged 81-79 by Arizona in the Maui Invitational championship game. The Bluejays had notched quality wins over Texas Tech and Arkansas in Hawaii.

Texas (5-0, 4-0 home) stayed unbeaten when it routed Texas Rio Grande Valley 91-54 last Saturday.

The game will be televised by ESPN.

Creighton vs Texas Odds

Team Moneyline Spread Total
Creighton +250 +7 (-110) Over 139.5 (-110)
Texas -320 -7 (-110) Under 139.5 (-110)

Odds as of November 30th at Caesars Sportsbook.

Texas is a seven-point favorite and a -320 choice on the moneyline in the college basketball odds, giving it a 76.19% implied win probability. In the national championship odds, Creighton is listed as +4000 and the Longhorns at +5000.


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Creighton Betting Outlook

Creighton has five players averaging between 12.0-16.1 points a game led by Ryan Kalkbrenner.

The junior center has a 16.1 average to go with 6.4 rebounds and 1.6 blocked shots a game. His 75.8% field goal shooting leads the Big East. Kalkbrenner scored 16 points and grabbed five rebounds in the loss to Arizona.

Creighton is ninth nationally in field goal percentage at 51.2.

Sophomore guard Andrew Nembhard led Creighton with 20 points and six assists. He has a 12.7 scoring average and his 5.7 assists a game are fourth in the conference.

Sophomore guard Trey Alexander scored 15 points. Senior guard Baylor Scheierman stuffed the stat sheet as the South Dakota State transfer tallied 11 points, 11 rebounds, four assists, and three steals.

Alexander is scoring 12.7 points a game to go with 4.9 boards. Sophomore forward Arthur Kaluma has averages of 12.4 points and 5.0 rebounds.

Scheirman has made a major impact with 12.0 points, 9.3 rebounds, and 3.2 assists a game. In the Big East, he is second in rebounding.

Creighton knocked down 10 of 25 (40.0%) three-point attempts against Arizona. However, the Bluejays allowed the Wildcats to shoot 52.9% (36 of 68) overall and were outrebounded 38-29.

Texas Betting Outlook

Sophomore guard Tyrese Hunter has made a smooth transition after staying in the Big 12 by transferring to Texas from Iowa State.

Hunter is averaging a team-high 16.2 points a game and leads the conference with a 56.6 field goal percentage. He had 17 points in the rout of UTRGV.

Another transfer, senior guard Sir’Jabari Rice, averages  11.4 points, 4.0 points, and 3.4 assists. Rice, who spent the last four seasons at New Mexico State, contributed 19 points, five rebounds, and five assists Saturday.

The third Texas double-figure scorer is senior guard Marcus Carr, who is averaging 14.8 points. He is also dishing 3.8 assists a game and his 2.1 steals average tops the Big 12.

Against UTRGV, Carr had 18 points. Freshman forward Dillon Mitched added 10 points, senior forward Dylan Disu finished with six points, 10 rebounds, four assists, five blocked shots, and four steals and senior forward Christian Bishop had four blocks.

Disu is second in the Big 12 with 2.0 blocks a game. His five blocks Saturday tied a career-high.

Texas turned 22 UTRGV turnovers into 28 points and had a 16-2 advantage in fast-break points. For the season, the Longhorns have outscored opponents 94-12 on the break.

On the defensive end, Texas is seventh in Division I in points allowed (52.8) and ninth in opponents’ field goal percentage (35.1).  The Longhorns limited UTRGV to 35.2% (19 of 54) from the floor, including 1 of 9 (11.1) on three-pointers.

Texas is 22rd in the nation in shooting at 50.3%.

Creighton vs Texas Prediction

The teams last met in the 1974 NCAA Tournament when Creighton notched a 77-61 win. All these years later, look for Texas to not only prevail but cover the spread with its smothering defense.

Pick: Texas -7 (-110)


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