CappersInfo is back with its Illinois State Redbirds vs. Creighton Blue Jays picks and predictions, as we look to give you all of the college basketball advice and tips that you need to beat your online sportsbook for this crucial Saturday night tilt.
College Basketball Picks: Illinois State Redbirds @ Creighton Blue Jays
Date: Saturday, February 9th, 10:00 ET
Location: CenturyLink Center, Omaha, NE
Illinois State vs. Creighton Live TV: ESPN2
Creighton knows that it has already done enough to get into the dance this year, but Illinois State has an opportunity here to get its name back in the bubble conversation with a win in this game. The Blue Jays were inexplicably beaten on the road against Indiana State in a game that put the Sycamores back on the map during the week, and this could prove to be the time to take advantage of them. F Doug McDermott put up just eight points in the loss to Indiana State, and the formula might have been set for how to beat Creighton. The Redbirds have just one bad loss (at Bradley) over the course of the last month or so, and they have the ability to run with the Jays. F Jackie Carmichael is going to give it his all, and he should at least be able to keep Illinois State in this game. Winning it is going to be too tall of a task to accomplish, but in the end, the Blue Jays don’t have the look of a team that can win this one by more than a touchdown at the moment.
Illinois State vs. Creighton Pick: Illinois State Redbirds +10
Illinois State vs. Creighton Prediction: Creighton 72 – Illinois State 66