Creighton vs. Oregon Prediction: Live Odds, Stats, History & Picks – Saturday, March 23, 2024

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The No. 3 seed Creighton Bluejays (24-9) will compete with the No. 11 seed Oregon Ducks (24-11) on Saturday with a spot in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament on the line. This game tips off at 9:40 PM ET.

Saturday’s matchup between the Bluejays and the Ducks features the Bluejays as moderate 4-point favorites. A 146.5-point total has been set for the matchup.

Creighton vs. Oregon Odds

Point Spread for Creighton vs. Oregon

The spread for this matchup is set at 4 points, with oddsmakers listing Creighton as the favorite.

Creighton vs. Oregon Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Creighton has -185 odds to pick up the win, while Oregon is listed at +154 to claim victory.

Creighton vs. Oregon Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 146.5 points.

Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Saturday, March 23, 2024
  • Game Time: 9:40 PM ET
  • TV Channel: TBS
  • Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Arena: PPG Paints Arena

Creighton vs. Oregon Betting Trends

Against the spread, Creighton is 17-15-1 this year. The Bluejays have come away with 18 wins in the 25 contests they have been listed as the moneyline favorites in this season. Creighton has eclipsed the over/under in 45.7% of its opportunities this year (16 times over 35 games with a set point total).

In Oregon’s 35 games this season, it has 16 wins against the spread. The Ducks have gone 5-5 in games they were the underdog on the moneyline (winning 50% of those games). Oregon’s games this year have gone over the point total 20 times in 35 opportunities (57.1%).

Creighton vs. Oregon Key Players to Watch

Creighton

Baylor Scheierman paces his squad in both points (18.3) and rebounds (9.1) per contest, and also averages 4.0 assists. At the other end, he averages 1.0 steal and 0.2 blocked shots. Ryan Kalkbrenner puts up 17.3 points, 7.4 rebounds and 1.3 assists per contest, shooting 65.0% from the field. Trey Alexander is tops on the Bluejays at 4.7 assists per game, while also posting 5.7 rebounds and 17.6 points. Steven Ashworth averages 10.7 points, 3.3 rebounds and 4.2 assists per contest. Defensively, he posts 0.5 steals and 0.0 blocked shots.

Oregon

Jermaine Couisnard is No. 1 on the Ducks in scoring (16.1 points per game) and assists (3.3), and posts 4.5 rebounds. He also averages 1.6 steals and 0.1 blocked shots. The Ducks get 15.7 points, 8.3 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game from N’Faly Dante. Kwame Evans Jr. is the Ducks’ top rebounder (4.9 per game), and he contributes 7.5 points and 1.1 assists. Jackson Shelstad gets the Ducks 13.0 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2.8 assists per contest. He also posts 0.6 steals and 0.2 blocked shots.

What you need to know about the Creighton Bluejays

Offensively, the Bluejays are posting 80.4 points per game (34th-ranked in college basketball). They are surrendering 69.4 points per contest at the other end (98th-ranked). Creighton has been shining in terms of rebounding this season, ranking best in the nation in boards per game () and best in rebounds allowed per contest ().

Creighton ranks sixth-best in the country by making 10.6 threes per game. In terms of three-point percentage, it ranks 41st in college basketball at 36.5%. The Bluejays are allowing 5.8 three-pointers per game (36th-ranked in college basketball). They are allowing opposing teams to shoot 31.7% (52nd-ranked) from beyond the arc.

The Bluejays have a 7-2-1 record against the spread while going 8-2 overall in their past 10 contests. In its past 10 games, Creighton has hit the over five times. In its last 10 games, Creighton has been putting up 79.5 points per contest, an average that’s a little lower than the 80.4 it has scored over the course of the 2023-24 season. Creighton’s defense has been more stingy as of late, as the team has given up 69.0 points per game during its last 10 compared to the 69.4 points per game its opponents average on the season.

What you need to know about the Oregon Ducks

With 75.7 points scored per game and 71.9 points allowed, the Ducks are 111th in college basketball on offense and 179th on defense. On the boards, Oregon is best in the country in rebounds ( per game). It is best in rebounds allowed ( per game).

Oregon is 182nd in college basketball in 3-pointers made (7.4 per game) and 192nd in 3-point percentage (33.8%). The Ducks give up 7.1 3-pointers per game and concede 34.7% from beyond the arc, ranking 180th and 243rd, respectively, in the nation.

The Ducks are 4-6 against the spread and 7-3 overall over their last 10 contests. In its past 10 contests, Oregon has gone over the total six times. While Oregon is putting up 75.7 points per game in 2023-24, it has fallen short of that in its past 10 games, producing 74.1 points per contest. The Ducks are ceding 71.8 points per game in their last 10 games, which is 0.1 fewer points than they are allowing for the season (71.9).

Creighton vs. Oregon Prediction & Pick

Our pick to win this contest is Creighton, and we expect that Creighton will cover the spread (Creighton -4). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 146.5 points.

How to bet Creighton vs. Oregon

You can bet on Creighton vs. Oregon at every legal online sportsbook. For more college basketball odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals, check out the latest NCAA lines as well as our guide to the best college basketball betting sites.

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WRITTEN BY

Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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