Creighton vs. Tennessee Picks and Predictions – Friday, Mar. 29

Mar 9, 2024; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Creighton Bluejays guard Baylor Scheierman (55) reacts against the Villanova Wildcats in the second half at Wells Fargo Center.
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We have your Creighton Bluejays vs. Tennessee Volunteers prop betting and game preview needs covered as the Creighton Bluejays hit the road to face the Tennessee Volunteers.

The Creighton Bluejays (25-9) are set to face off against the Tennessee Volunteers (26-8) in a highly anticipated Sweet 16 matchup. With both teams on a 2-game winning streak, this contest is poised to be a battle of offensive prowess and defensive strategy at Little Caesars Arena.

Creighton Bluejays vs. Tennessee Volunteers Odds Info

Moneyline: Creighton Bluejays +130 (BetMGM) / Tennessee Volunteers -155 (BetMGM)

Spread: -3.5 – Creighton Bluejays -120 (BetMGM) / Tennessee Volunteers +100 (BetMGM)

Total: 144.0 – -110 (BetRivers) / -110 (BetRivers)

Game Info

Date: Friday, Mar. 29

Time: 08:59 PM

Location: Little Caesars Arena – Detroit, MI


Creighton Bluejays Betting Trends

  • On the road, Creighton Bluejays are 8 and 4 this season.
  • Against the spread this season, Creighton Bluejays are 16 and 15.
  • Against the spread on the road, Creighton Bluejays are 8 and 5.

Tennessee Volunteers Betting Trends

  • At home, Tennessee Volunteers are 14 and 2 this season.
  • Against the spread this season, Tennessee Volunteers are 16 and 16.
  • Against the spread at home, Tennessee Volunteers are 10 and 8.

Creighton Bluejays vs. Tennessee Volunteers Predictions

The Sweet 16 stage of March Madness brings together two formidable teams as the Creighton Bluejays take on the Tennessee Volunteers. Creighton, known for their sharpshooting, comes into the game with an impressive 80.6 average points per game, ranking 37th in the nation, and a 36.6% three-point shooting percentage. The Bluejays’ offense is spearheaded by guard Baylor Scheierman, who averages 18.3 points and 9.1 rebounds per game. Their ability to spread the floor and knock down perimeter shots will be crucial against Tennessee’s defense.

Tennessee, on the other hand, boasts a strong defensive record, holding opponents to an average of 67.0 points per game. The Volunteers’ offense is not to be underestimated either, as they average 79.1 points per game, with guard Dalton Knecht leading the charge with 21.1 points per game. The Volunteers’ depth and defensive acumen, led by forward Jonas Aidoo’s 7.6 rebounds per game, will be key factors in containing Creighton’s high-powered offense.

This game is not just a test of offensive firepower but also a showcase of defensive prowess. Creighton’s ability to force opponents into difficult shots, combined with Tennessee’s strong perimeter defense, sets the stage for a strategic showdown. Key matchups to watch include the battle inside between Creighton’s frontcourt and Tennessee’s Aidoo, as well as the perimeter duel between Scheierman and Tennessee’s sharpshooters. With a spot in the Elite Eight on the line, both teams will be looking to leverage their strengths and exploit their opponent’s weaknesses in what promises to be a thrilling encounter.

Creighton Bluejays vs. Tennessee Volunteers Pick

The Creighton Bluejays come into this Sweet 16 matchup with a potent offense that could pose significant challenges for the Tennessee Volunteers. Creighton’s impressive 80.6 points per game and their ability to connect from beyond the arc with a 36.6% three-point shooting percentage give them a competitive edge. Additionally, their recent performance against the spread on the road, standing at 8 and 5, indicates their resilience in away games. While Tennessee has a strong defense, Creighton’s offensive depth and sharpshooting, led by Baylor Scheierman, are likely to be the deciding factors in this contest.

Historically, games like this have been determined by the ability to execute offensively under pressure, and Creighton’s balanced attack and high-efficiency shooting suggest they are well-equipped to handle Tennessee’s defensive pressure. Despite Tennessee’s home advantage and defensive prowess, Creighton’s recent form, including their ability to cover the spread in tight games, suggests they have the momentum and offensive firepower to secure a victory. Therefore, a moneyline bet on the Creighton Bluejays is the recommended pick for this NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 game.

The Pick: Creighton Bluejays +130 (BetMGM)