7* CBB ATS Play
Creighton vs. Southern Illinois,
01/27/2013 20:00 EDT,
Score: 81 - 51
Point Spread: -11/-110 Creighton
The Creighton Blue Jays are the best team in the Missouri Valley Conference. It might not have looked like it in their past couple games, but there is little doubt in my mind that this team is the best in the conference.
Uncharacteristic back-to-back slip ups give us some nice value on the Blue Jays here.
Southern Illinois is one of the bottom feeders in the MVC this year. Southern Illinois has already been beaten badly several times this year by teams far worse than Creighton.
The Salukis don’t play very much defense at all, and that will be a major problem against Doug McDermott and the Creighton Blue Jays.
Creighton is one of the most efficient offenses in the country. McDermott should have a field day in this one, because Southern Illinois really doesn’t have anyone who can guard him.
The Blue Jays should be extremely motivated for this game after slipping up at Drake last time out. This team shouldn’t be taking anything for granted anymore. I expect to see the team that absolutely demolished good teams like St. Joe’s and Akron.
Creighton is 7-0 in their last 7 games at Southern Illinois, so being on the road really isn’t an issue here. The Blue Jays are 5-0 ATS in the last 5 games overall versus Southern Illinois.
Bounce back spot. 7* Play on Creighton -11