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How and what to watch for No. 23 UConn vs. No. 11 Creighton

It’s been a rough stretch for both programs, but one will get back on the right track on Saturday afternoon.

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St. John’s Red Storm guard Dylan Addae-Wusu pressures Connecticut Huskies forward Isaiah Whaley in the second half at Harry A. Gampel Pavilion. David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Saturday’s college basketball slate will feature three games between ranked opponents, and one of them will tip off at noon ET when the No. 23 UConn Huskies travel on the road to play the 11th-ranked Creighton Bluejays.

It’s been a bit of a rough stretch for UConn, who haven’t won since beating DePaul on January 11. Since then, games against the Villanova Wildcats and Xavier Musketeers have been postponed as the Huskies have seen eight games canceled or postponed this season due to COVID-19 issues. In between those lost dates, UConn lost to the St. John’s Red Storm at home. In addition, its best player James Bouknight is out indefinitely with an elbow injury. UConn checks in at 7-2 including 4-2 in the Big East for fourth place in the conference.

As for Creighton, they have lost two consecutive games. After winning six of its first seven conference games, the Bluejays lost to the Butler Bulldogs and Providence Friars in the past week. CU dropped to 10-4 and 6-3 in the Big East for a tie for second place in the conference, they are ranked No. 15 in the latest KenPom rankings and have the 11th most efficient offense in the country.

Game Time/TV Channel/Streaming

You can watch UConn vs. Creighton on Saturday, January 23rd at 12:00 p.m. ET on Fox, or you can watch via the Fox Sports Go app with a cable or streaming service login. If you don’t have a cable login to access the app, you can get a free trial from YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, AT&T TV Now, FuboTV, or Sling TV to stream it.

Point Spread, Totals, Odds, Trends

Point spread: Creighton -8
Point Total: 139
Money line: N/A

  • UConn is 6-1 against the spread in its last seven games and is 5-0 straight up in its last five on the road.
  • Creighton is 2-5 against the spread in its last seven games and the under hit in five of its last six.
  • Creighton is 14-2 straight up in its last 16 home games, while UConn is 12-2 straight up in its last 14.

The Best Bet

The two teams met previously on Dec. 20, a 76-74 road overtime victory for Creighton.

Since then, UConn has been money on the road with a 3-0 record away from Storrs. Even with postponements, expect the Huskies to once again bring the fight to the Bluejays and keep within arm’s reach.

Pick: UConn +8

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