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How and what to watch for Providence vs. No. 11 Creighton

The Creighton Bluejays look to continue their run of dominance in the Big East.

Creighton Bluejays guard Shereef Mitchell dribbles up the court against St. John’s Red Storm guard Posh Alexander in the second half at CHI Health Center Omaha.  Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports

On Wednesday night the 10-3 No. 11 Creighton Blue Jays look to get closer to the top of the Big East as they take on the 7-6 Providence Friars. The game tips at 7 p.m. ET and airs on FS1. You can view the game on a live stream at FOXSports.com/live and via the FOX Sports GO app.

Creighton has been one of the top teams in the Big East throughout this season, but they are coming off an overtime loss to Butler, their first conference loss of the season. Their offense is driving the team to success, scoring nearly 82 points per game, even scoring 97 in their last win over St. John’s. the Bluejays are led by Denzel Mahoney, but the team has four total players averaging double figures in scoring.

Providence hasn’t seen nearly as much success as Creighton. The Friars have lost three in a row, including a January 3rd loss to the Bluejays. However, that was a close loss, only falling by two points on a dunk with less than a second left on the clock. Overall, they’ve had a good offense, scoring once 70 points per game, but their defense has struggled. All of their recent losses have come by a combined 13 points, two of them were one-possession games.

Game Time/TV Channel/Streaming

You can watch Providence vs. Creighton on Wednesday, January 20 at 7:00 p.m. ET on FS1, or you can watch via the FOX Sports GO app with a cable or streaming service login. Some cord-cutting streaming services have BTN, including Hulu TV, YouTube TV and some others that also might come with a free trial.

Point Spread, Totals, Odds, Trends

Point spread: Creighton -9
Point Total: 144.5
Money line: Providence +350, Creighton -480

Betting Splits Against Spread

Providence: (70% of action, 33% of bets)
Creighton: (30% of action, 67% of bets)

The Best Bet

The best bet here would be to take on the spread. Between Creighton and Providence, they play a lot of close games. The last time these two played it was decided by just two points. In the last 10 total games these teams have played this season, only three have been decided by more than 10 points. Ideally you can get this at +10, but we can work with nine.

Pick: Providence +9

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