Ohio (17-7 straight up, 15-7 against the spread) has won four straight games both SU and ATS and is on a 10-1 roll both SU and ATS, including Saturday’s 62-58 win over fourth-seeded Virginia (that won the ACC regular-season title) as a 6.5-point underdog. Junior point guard Jason Preston was the catalyst with 11 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists on 4-of-7 shooting from the field.
Ben Vander Plas provided plenty of help with 17 points, five rebounds and four assists, while Ben Roderick added 15 points. The Bobcats beat the Cavaliers 35-28 on the boards.
Ohio is 14-5 in Preston’s 19 games played, as it went 3-2 in the five games he missed. He had 22 points, seven assists, six boards and five steals in an 84-69 win over Buffalo in the MAC Touranment finals. In the semifinals of the same event, Preston produced 27 points, five rebounds, five assists and a pair of steals in an 87-80 win over Toledo.
Ohio owns a 6-2 record both SU and ATS in eight games as an underdog this season. During the Bobcats’ 10 wins in their last 11 contests, they’ve won by margins of 14 points or more five times.
Creighton (21-8 SU, 13-16 ATS) has slumped a bit here recently, going 4-3 SU and 3-4 ATS in its last seven games. The three losses were by margins of 25, 12 and eight points. The Bluejays are 11-15 ATS in 26 games as favorites this season.
I think Ohio wins outright and recommend a small sprinkle (for a smaller amount than Ohio +5.5) of the Bobcats on the money line for a +200 return.