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Nebraska-Omaha vs. Creighton 12/1/2020 College Basketball Picks, Prediction, and Preview

Nebraska-Omaha takes on Creighton on 12/1/2020 at 5:00PM.

Nebraska-Omaha and Creighton face off in an regular season game for both teams as every game in this shortened College Basketball season with limited or no fans in attendance means more. Nebraska-Omaha has a record of 1-2 this season. Creighton is 1-0 this season. Both have players to meet and know.

The Nebraska-Omaha Roster

The Players to Watch for Nebraska-Omaha

Ayo Akinwole 6-0 165.0 Guard

Ayo Akinwole sports a 7.7 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. This season, he is a bit of a non-factor on the floor. The hope is that this season he can improve and show what he can do. He is not a very active participant on the floor. He may even be considered just a screener or a warm body out there.

Offensive Breakdown

Ayo Akinwole this season has 0.25% of his shots attempted from 3 point range This season, he does not stand out as a player who attempted a lot of shots from downtown. Ayo Akinwole shot 0.0% from long range this season. He comes into this season viewed as a poor three point shooter. He made 0.5% of his two point shots attempted this season. He is not a remarkable scorer inside the perimeter. He is not efficient in his scoring attempts regardless of where it takes place.

This season, when shots were missed, Ayo Akinwole is certainly not there to help his team get a second chance opportunity.He is a stronger distributor than most that is for sure, but he is not among the elite. He is a turnover prone player and he is a target for defenses. Playing more physical against him or making sure to jump his passes may be a good idea.

Defensive Breakdown

Ayo Akinwole has shown that he may be an elite defensive player going into this season and the expectation is that it should not change. He is an average defensive rebounder who is serviceable in his role. He is not a shot blocker. Watch out on the passing lanes, he will use his length and athleticism to force turnovers. He may even pick your pocket, opponents should be wary.

Matt Pile 6-8 240.0 Forward

Matt Pile sports a 12.1 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. In the grand scheme of things, he is an average College Basketball player this season as far as his contributions are concerned. His participation rate is average on the floor, he is not expected to carry the load in any way.

Offensive Breakdown

Matt Pile attempted 0.0% of his shots from three point range. He is not considered a frequent shooter from three point range. He made nan% of his three point shots fired this season. He is a sharpshooter from long range and his ability to shoot three point shots must be respected. Matt Pile shot 0.542% inside the perimeter. He is not a remarkable scorer inside the perimeter. His ability to score is not necessarily anything to behold and amassing points in his case is a matter of volume rather than efficiency.

He is one of the best at creating second chance scoring opportunities in the country, his ability to grab offensive rebounds is very difficult to beat. He is not known for his ability to distribute the ball to his teammates. His inability to prevent himself from committing turnovers is a massive liability for his team.

Defensive Breakdown

Matt Pile has shown that he may be an elite defensive player going into this season and the expectation is that it should not change. Windex has found their new pitchman and his abilities on the defensive glass certainly warrant such a Dick Vitale-ism. A strong shot-blocker who must be accounted for by opponents looking to attack the basket or post up on him. A capable enough defender to be disruptive, but Matt Pile is inconsistent in his efforts to get steals.

Zach Thornhill 6-4 185.0 Guard

Zach Thornhill has a 9.0 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. This season, he is a bit of a non-factor on the floor. The hope is that this season he can improve and show what he can do. He is not a very active participant on the floor. He may even be considered just a screener or a warm body out there.

Offensive Breakdown

Zach Thornhill this season has 0.176% of his shots attempted from 3 point range He is not considered a frequent shooter from three point range. He made 0.333% of his three point shots fired this season. This season, he would be considered an average three point shooter. Zach Thornhill shot 0.5% inside the perimeter. He is not a remarkable scorer inside the perimeter. His ability to score is not necessarily anything to behold and amassing points in his case is a matter of volume rather than efficiency.

His ability to crash the boards on the offensive end is average.He is not known for his ability to distribute the ball to his teammates. He is a turnover prone player and he is a target for defenses. Playing more physical against him or making sure to jump his passes may be a good idea.

Defensive Breakdown

Zach Thornhill has shown that he may be an elite defensive player going into this season and the expectation is that it should not change. He is an average defensive rebounder who is serviceable in his role. His ability to block shots is generally unimportant, it is not an important part of his defensive game. Watch out on the passing lanes, he will use his length and athleticism to force turnovers. He may even pick your pocket, opponents should be wary.

Wanjang Tut 6-8 205.0 Forward

Wanjang Tut sports a 7.6 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. This season, he is a bit of a non-factor on the floor. The hope is that this season he can improve and show what he can do. He is considered one of the key players on the floor when he is out there playing.

Offensive Breakdown

Wanjang Tut this season has 0.0% of his shots attempted from 3 point range He is not considered a frequent shooter from three point range. Wanjang Tut shot nan% from long range this season. He is a sharpshooter from long range and his ability to shoot three point shots must be respected. He made 0.524% of his two point shots attempted this season. He is not a remarkable scorer inside the perimeter. His ability to score is not necessarily anything to behold and amassing points in his case is a matter of volume rather than efficiency.

You can expect him to crash the boards on a consistent basis on the offensive end, his success is better than most. He is not known for his ability to distribute the ball to his teammates. His inability to prevent himself from committing turnovers is a massive liability for his team.

Defensive Breakdown

Wanjang Tut has shown that he may be an elite defensive player going into this season and the expectation is that it should not change. He is a leader in his conference as a defensive rebounder. His ability to block shots is generally unimportant, it is not an important part of his defensive game. He is also not very adept at being defensively disruptive and forcing live ball turnovers.

Marco Smith 6-2 175.0 Guard

Marco Smith has a 0.8 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. This season, he is a bit of a non-factor on the floor. The hope is that this season he can improve and show what he can do. His participation rate is average on the floor, he is not expected to carry the load in any way.

Offensive Breakdown

Marco Smith attempted 0.083% of his shots from three point range. He is not considered a frequent shooter from three point range. Marco Smith shot 0.0% from long range this season. He comes into this season viewed as a poor three point shooter. Marco Smith shot 0.545% inside the perimeter. He is not a remarkable scorer inside the perimeter. His ability to score is not necessarily anything to behold and amassing points in his case is a matter of volume rather than efficiency.

This season, when shots were missed, Marco Smith is certainly not there to help his team get a second chance opportunity.He is not known for his ability to distribute the ball to his teammates. His inability to prevent himself from committing turnovers is a massive liability for his team.

Defensive Breakdown

Marco Smith has shown that he may be an elite defensive player going into this season and the expectation is that it should not change. He is an average defensive rebounder who is serviceable in his role. He is not a shot blocker. A capable enough defender to be disruptive, but Marco Smith is inconsistent in his efforts to get steals.

The Creighton Roster

The Players to Watch for Creighton

Mitchell Ballock 6-5 205.0 Guard

Mitchell Ballock sports a 16.1 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. In the grand scheme of things, he is an average College Basketball player this season as far as his contributions are concerned. His participation rate is average on the floor, he is not expected to carry the load in any way.

Offensive Breakdown

Mitchell Ballock this season has 0.75% of his shots attempted from 3 point range It makes very little sense to give him space on the perimeter, opponents should be getting in his face. He made 0.222% of his three point shots fired this season. This season, he would be considered an average three point shooter. He made 0.667% of his two point shots attempted this season. He is a solid finisher at the rim and his shot selection is generally strong inside the perimeter. He is not efficient in his scoring attempts regardless of where it takes place.

This season, when shots were missed, Mitchell Ballock is certainly not there to help his team get a second chance opportunity.He is a stronger distributor than most that is for sure, but he is not among the elite. He is among the best in the country at not turning the ball over.

Defensive Breakdown

Mitchell Ballock has shown that he may be an elite defensive player going into this season and the expectation is that it should not change. Windex has found their new pitchman and his abilities on the defensive glass certainly warrant such a Dick Vitale-ism. A strong shot-blocker who must be accounted for by opponents looking to attack the basket or post up on him. A capable enough defender to be disruptive, but Mitchell Ballock is inconsistent in his efforts to get steals.

Marcus Zegarowski 6-2 180.0 Guard

Marcus Zegarowski has a 10.4 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. This season, he is a bit of a non-factor on the floor. The hope is that this season he can improve and show what he can do. He is considered one of the key players on the floor when he is out there playing.

Offensive Breakdown

Marcus Zegarowski attempted 0.733% of his shots from three point range. It makes very little sense to give him space on the perimeter, opponents should be getting in his face. He made 0.182% of his three point shots fired this season. He comes into this season viewed as a poor three point shooter. He made 0.75% of his two point shots attempted this season. He gets his work done inside the restricted arc and has shown a strong ability to finish at the rim while showing great restraint to avoid less optimal shots. He is not efficient in his scoring attempts regardless of where it takes place.

This season, when shots were missed, Marcus Zegarowski is certainly not there to help his team get a second chance opportunity.He is one of the best at creating scoring opportunities for his teammates. He is among the best in the country at not turning the ball over.

Defensive Breakdown

Marcus Zegarowski has shown that he may be an elite defensive player going into this season and the expectation is that it should not change. He does not put an effort to attacking the glass and pulling down rebounds. He is not a shot blocker. He is also not very adept at being defensively disruptive and forcing live ball turnovers.

Antwann Jones 6-6 205.0 Guard

Antwann Jones has a 19.3 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. In the grand scheme of things, he is an average College Basketball player this season as far as his contributions are concerned. He is considered one of the key players on the floor when he is out there playing.

Offensive Breakdown

Antwann Jones this season has 0.4% of his shots attempted from 3 point range This season, he does not stand out as a player who attempted a lot of shots from downtown. Antwann Jones shot 0.25% from long range this season. This season, he would be considered an average three point shooter. Antwann Jones shot 0.5% inside the perimeter. He is not a remarkable scorer inside the perimeter. His ability to score is not necessarily anything to behold and amassing points in his case is a matter of volume rather than efficiency.

You can expect him to crash the boards on a consistent basis on the offensive end, his success is better than most. He is one of the best at creating scoring opportunities for his teammates. He is among the best in the country at not turning the ball over.

Defensive Breakdown

Antwann Jones has shown that he may be an elite defensive player going into this season and the expectation is that it should not change. He is an average defensive rebounder who is serviceable in his role. He is not a shot blocker. He is also not very adept at being defensively disruptive and forcing live ball turnovers.

Damien Jefferson 6-5 200.0 Guard

Damien Jefferson has a 8.7 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. This season, he is a bit of a non-factor on the floor. The hope is that this season he can improve and show what he can do. He is not a very active participant on the floor. He may even be considered just a screener or a warm body out there.

Offensive Breakdown

Damien Jefferson this season has 0.714% of his shots attempted from 3 point range It makes very little sense to give him space on the perimeter, opponents should be getting in his face. Damien Jefferson shot 0.4% from long range this season. He is considered an above-average three point shooter and a threat who must be contained on the perimeter. Damien Jefferson shot 0.0% inside the perimeter. He is very inefficient inside the perimeter taking long jump shots and not showing an ability to finish at the rim. He is not efficient in his scoring attempts regardless of where it takes place.

This season, when shots were missed, Damien Jefferson is certainly not there to help his team get a second chance opportunity.His ability to distribute the ball to his teammates is on-par with others in College Basketball. He is among the best in the country at not turning the ball over.

Defensive Breakdown

Damien Jefferson has shown that he may be an elite defensive player going into this season and the expectation is that it should not change. He is a leader in his conference as a defensive rebounder. He is not a shot blocker. He is also not very adept at being defensively disruptive and forcing live ball turnovers.

Christian Bishop 6-7 205.0 Forward

Christian Bishop sports a 42.9 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. He is among the best in the conference and even in the country as far as his on-the-court contributions. Definitely, a player to watch and opponents will have him scouted. He is considered one of the key players on the floor when he is out there playing.

Offensive Breakdown

Christian Bishop attempted 0.143% of his shots from three point range. He is not considered a frequent shooter from three point range. Christian Bishop shot 0.0% from long range this season. He comes into this season viewed as a poor three point shooter. Christian Bishop shot 1.0% inside the perimeter. He gets his work done inside the restricted arc and has shown a strong ability to finish at the rim while showing great restraint to avoid less optimal shots. He is among the most efficient in his ability to score. As a shooter regardless of where he is, he makes something damaging happen for opponents.

This season, when shots were missed, Christian Bishop is certainly not there to help his team get a second chance opportunity.He is not known for his ability to distribute the ball to his teammates. He is among the best in the country at not turning the ball over.

Defensive Breakdown

Christian Bishop has shown that he may be an elite defensive player going into this season and the expectation is that it should not change. Windex has found their new pitchman and his abilities on the defensive glass certainly warrant such a Dick Vitale-ism. He is not a shot blocker. Watch out on the passing lanes, he will use his length and athleticism to force turnovers. He may even pick your pocket, opponents should be wary.

Nebraska-Omaha vs. Creighton Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Nebraska-Omaha 59 Creighton 92

Spread Pick: Creighton -19 -110 Bookmaker
Total Pick: Over 146 -110 5Dimes