15* CBB Tuesday PLAY OF THE DAY on Northern Iowa/Creighton UNDER 141
Northern Iowa vs. Creighton,
01/10/2012 21:00 EDT,
Score: 60 - 63
Total: -110/+141 Under
Oddsmakers have missed their mark badly with this total set tonight on the college hardwood. Northern Iowa and Creighton are two very good defensive teams, and they will not come close to exceeding this inflated total tonight.
Northern Iowa runs a slow-down game with a ton of half-court sets on offense. They also feature the best defense in the MVC. UNI is scoring 68.7 points/game this season and allowing 60.2 points/game for an average combined score of 128.9 points/game. As you can see, that average is well below this posted total tonight.
While Creighton has been very good offensively this year, the Blue Jays have yet to play a team that gets after it defensively quite like Northern Iowa. Creighton is also allowing a respectable 69.3 points/game this year while playing some very good offensive teams.
Perhaps the most telling stat heading into this one is that the UNDER is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings between these teams. Creighton and Northern Iowa have combined to score 117, 118, 137, 122 and 112 points in their last 5 meetings, respectively. That's an average of 121.2 points/game, which is roughly 19 points below this posted total tonight. Take the UNDER in this game Tuesday.