The No. 9 Arkansas Razorbacks will face the No. 10 Creighton Bluejays in the semifinals of the 2022 Maui Invitational on Tuesday night. This will be the Razorbacks' first top-10 matchup during the regular season in nearly 28 years. Creighton is coming off a 76-65 win over No. 21 Texas Tech on Monday, using a big second half to get the job done.
Tip-off is set for 8 p.m. ET. The Bluejays are favored by 1.5 points in the latest Creighton vs. Arkansas odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under is set at 143.5. Before entering any Arkansas vs. Creighton picks, you'll want to see the college basketball predictions from the model at SportsLine.
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- Creighton vs. Arkansas spread: Creighton -1.5
- Creighton vs. Arkansas over/under: 143.5 points
- Creighton vs. Arkansas money line: Creighton -130, Arkansas +110
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Why Creighton can cover
Creighton is off to a fantastic start this season, winning all five of its games by double digits. The Bluejays were not tested by their first four opponents, but they got their first test against No. 21 Texas Tech on Monday. They went into halftime tied at 31-31 before using a strong second half to pull away in a 76-65 final, covering the 3-point spread in the process.
The Bluejays now have an average winning margin of 23.2 points per game, and all five starters scored in double figures against Texas Tech. Junior center Ryan Kalkbrenner leads the team with 15.2 points and 6.6 rebounds per game, playing 30 minutes on Monday despite injuring his ankle. Sophomore forward Arthur Kaluma (14.4), sophomore guard Trey Alexander (12.4) and senior guard Baylor Scheierman (10.6) are all averaging double digits as well.
Why Arkansas can cover
Arkansas has been just as impressive to open the season, rolling to four double-digit victories. The Razorbacks were dominant in the second half of their Maui Invitational opener against Louisville on Monday, cruising to an 80-54 win. They have won their four games by an average of 21.3 points following that blowout.
Star freshman Anthony Black poured in 26 points against the Cardinals to go along with six assists, three rebounds and two steals after scoring a combined 18 points in the first three games. The Razorbacks led by as many as 27 points in the second half and shot 29 of 51 from the field. Junior guard Ricky Council IV leads Arkansas with 17.8 points, 3.5 assists and 3.0 rebounds per game.
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