Oregon vs. Creighton Picks and Predictions – Saturday, Mar. 23

Creighton Bluejays guard Baylor Scheierman (55) dribbles against Xavier Musketeers guard Desmond Claude (1) in the first half at Cintas Center.
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The Oregon Ducks (24-11) are set to clash with the Creighton Bluejays (24-9) in a high-stakes NCAA Tournament showdown. With both teams on a one-game winning streak, this matchup promises to be a battle of wills as they vie for a spot in the Sweet 16.

Oregon Ducks vs. Creighton Bluejays Odds Info

Moneyline: Oregon Ducks +180 (Barstool) / Creighton Bluejays -210 (Barstool)

Spread: -4.5 – Oregon Ducks -104 (FanDuel) / Creighton Bluejays -115 (Barstool)

Total: 145.5 – -105 (FanDuel) / -115 (FanDuel)

Game Info

Date: Saturday, Mar. 23

Time: 08:40 PM

Location: PPG Paints Arena – Pittsburgh, PA


Oregon Ducks Betting Trends

  • On the road, Oregon Ducks are 6 and 5 this season.
  • Against the spread this season, Oregon Ducks are 16 and 18.
  • Against the spread on the road, Oregon Ducks are 8 and 8.

Creighton Bluejays Betting Trends

  • At home, Creighton Bluejays are 14 and 2 this season.
  • Against the spread this season, Creighton Bluejays are 16 and 15.
  • Against the spread at home, Creighton Bluejays are 8 and 10.

Oregon Ducks vs. Creighton Bluejays Predictions

The Oregon Ducks enter this contest with momentum, having won four of their last five games. They’ve been led by guard Jermaine Couisnard, who is averaging 16.1 points per game, and forward Kwame Evans Jr., who tops the team in rebounds. The Ducks’ offense, ranked 126th nationally in points per game, will need to be sharp against a Creighton defense that’s been formidable this season.

Creighton, on the other hand, boasts a robust offense, ranking 40th in the nation with an average of 80.4 points per game. Guard Baylor Scheierman has been a standout for the Bluejays, leading the team in both points and rebounds per game. The Bluejays’ shooting efficiency, with a field goal percentage ranking 17th in the country, will be a key factor as they face an Oregon team that’s been less effective defensively, ranking 247th in three-point field goal percentage allowed.

This matchup will also feature a compelling battle in the paint between Oregon’s N’Faly Dante and Creighton’s Ryan Kalkbrenner. Both teams have shown they can put up points in bunches, and with each squad coming off a recent victory, the stage is set for an intense and competitive game. The Ducks will look to continue their recent offensive surge, while the Bluejays aim to leverage their home-court advantage and sharpshooting to advance in the tournament.

Oregon Ducks vs. Creighton Bluejays Pick

The Oregon Ducks have been on a hot streak, winning four of their last five games, and they have the momentum that could carry them past the Creighton Bluejays. Despite being the underdog, the Ducks’ recent performances, particularly from key players like Jermaine Couisnard, suggest they have the firepower to overcome Creighton’s home-court advantage. Couisnard’s scoring ability, combined with Oregon’s overall team dynamics, positions them well to pull off an upset. Additionally, Oregon’s ability to score inside with N’Faly Dante could counteract Creighton’s Ryan Kalkbrenner, making the Ducks’ moneyline bet an attractive option given the potential return on investment.

While Creighton’s offense is formidable, Oregon’s recent offensive surge and their performance against top teams indicate they can compete at a high level. The Ducks have also covered the spread in their last three games, including two against Top 25 teams, showcasing their ability to perform under pressure. Given the Ducks’ upward trajectory and the competitive odds, betting on the Oregon Ducks’ moneyline offers a valuable opportunity for bettors looking for an underdog with a strong chance of victory.

The Pick: Oregon Ducks +180 (Barstool)