No. 19 Iowa State @ Creighton
Current Records: Iowa State 7-0; Creighton 7-1
What to Know
The Creighton Bluejays' homestand continues as they prepare to take on the #19 Iowa State Cyclones at 9 p.m. ET Dec. 4 at CHI Health Center Omaha. The Bluejays are out to keep their four-game home win streak alive.
Creighton made easy work of the North Dakota State Bison last week and carried off an 80-55 win. Creighton got double-digit scores from four players: center Ryan Kalkbrenner (17), forward Arthur Kaluma (11), guard Alex O'Connell (10), and guard Ryan Nembhard (10). Ryan Kalkbrenner has also now had at least three blocks in his past three games.
Meanwhile, the Cyclones had enough points to win and then some against the Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions this past Wednesday, taking their matchup 83-64. Iowa State can attribute much of their success to guard Izaiah Brockington, who posted a double-double on 23 points and ten rebounds, and forward George Conditt IV, who had 11 points in addition to seven boards.
Creighton is the favorite in this one, with an expected 5.5-point margin of victory. But bettors beware: they are only 2-4 against the spread when favored.
Their wins bumped Creighton to 7-1 and Iowa State to 7-0. Last Tuesday the Bluejays relied heavily on Kalkbrenner, who had 17 points along with three blocks. It will be up to Iowa State's defense to limit his damage this past Saturday.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 9 p.m. ET
- Where: CHI Health Center Omaha -- Omaha, Nebraska
- TV: Fox Sports 1
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $33.49
The Bluejays are a solid 5.5-point favorite against the Cyclones, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Bluejays as a 4.5-point favorite.
This is the first time these teams have played each other within the last six years.