Creighton vs Princeton Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Moneyline – Friday, March 24, 2023

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This Sweet 16 matchup features the No. 6 seed Creighton Bluejays (23-12) and the No. 15 seed Princeton Tigers (23-8) on Friday at KFC Yum! Center. The NCAA Tournament contest tips off at 9:00 PM.

Friday’s matchup between the Bluejays and the Tigers sees the Bluejays as a solid, 10-point favorite. The game has a point total of 141.

Creighton vs. Princeton Odds

Point Spread for Creighton vs. Princeton

The spread for this matchup is set at 10 points, with sportsbooks listing Creighton as the favorite.

Creighton vs. Princeton Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Creighton has -525 odds to pick up the win, while Princeton is listed at +400 to claim victory.


Finally, the total for the game is set at 141 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Friday, March 24, 2023
  • Game Time: 9:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: TBS
  • Location: Louisville, Kentucky
  • Arena: KFC Yum! Center

Creighton vs. Princeton Betting Trends

Against the spread, Creighton is 18-17-0 this year. The Bluejays have won in 22, or 78.6%, of the 28 contests they have been named as odds-on favorites in this year. Creighton has eclipsed the over/under in 55.2% of its opportunities this year (16 times in 29 games with a set point total).

In Princeton’s 29 games this year, it has 17 wins against the spread. The Tigers have won 75% of the games this season they were the moneyline underdog (6-2). Princeton has gone over the point total 51.7% of the time this year (15 of 29 games with a set point total).

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Creighton vs. Princeton Key Players to Watch


Baylor Scheierman posts a team-leading 8.2 rebounds per game. He is also putting up 12.5 points and 3.3 assists, shooting 41.8% from the field and 35.5% from downtown with 2.3 made 3-pointers per contest. Ryan Kalkbrenner averages a team-high 15.7 points per contest. He is also putting up 6.2 rebounds and 1.2 assists, shooting 70.6% from the floor (second in the nation). Trey Alexander posts 13.6 points, 4.2 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game, shooting 44.7% from the field and 42.3% from downtown with 1.8 made 3-pointers per game. Ryan Nembhard leads the Bluejays at 4.8 assists per game, while also averaging 4 rebounds and 12.4 points.


Caden Pierce is No. 1 on the Tigers in rebounding (7.4 per game), and puts up 8.3 points and 1.1 assists. He also averages 0.7 steals and 0.6 blocked shots. The Tigers get 10.8 points, 4.8 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game from Matt Allocco. The Tigers get 12.3 points, 3.1 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game from Ryan Langborg.

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What you need to know about the Creighton Bluejays

With 76.7 points per game on offense, the Bluejays are 59th in college basketball. On defense, they allow 68.5 points per contest, which ranks 128th in college basketball. Creighton is pulling down 34.6 rebounds per game (41st-ranked in college basketball). It is allowing 30.8 rebounds per contest (154th-ranked).

Creighton is making 8.8 three-pointers per game (42nd-ranked in college basketball). It has a 35.8% shooting percentage (87th-ranked) from three-point land. This year, the Bluejays are allowing 6.3 threes per game (63rd-ranked in college basketball) and are allowing opponents to shoot 33.5% (161st-ranked) from downtown.

The Bluejays have gone 6-4 over their last 10 games, with a 6-4 record against the spread in that span. Six of Creighton’s past 10 outings have gone over the total. In its last 10 games, Creighton has been racking up 78.8 points per contest, an average that’s a little higher than the 76.7 it has scored over the course of the 2022-23 season. Creighton has been a little suspect on the defensive end of the floor of late, giving up 73.7 points per game over its last 10 contests compared to the 68.5 it has surrendered this year.

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What you need to know about the Princeton Tigers

The Tigers are 85th in college basketball in points scored (75.5 per game) and 112th in points allowed (67.9). On the boards, Princeton is 13th-best in the nation in rebounds (36 per game). It is 115th in rebounds allowed (30.2 per game).

Princeton is 60th in the nation in 3-pointers made (8.5 per game) and 193rd in 3-point percentage (33.9%). In 2022-23, the Tigers are 63rd in the country in 3-pointers conceded (6.3 per game) and 74th in defensive 3-point percentage (32%).

The Tigers have an 8-2 record against the spread while going 8-2 overall over their past 10 contests. Five of Princeton’s last 10 games have hit the over. Princeton is posting 74.8 points per game in its past 10 games, which is 0.7 fewer points than its average for the season (75.5). In their previous 10 games, the Tigers are giving up 68.7 points per contest, 0.8 more points than their season average (67.9).

Creighton vs. Princeton Prediction & Pick

Our pick to win this matchup is Creighton, and we predict that Creighton will cover the spread (Creighton -10). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 141 points.

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How to bet Creighton vs. Princeton

You can bet on Creighton vs. Princeton 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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Dan Weiner

Hailing from Atlanta and attending college at the University of Texas, Dan is passionate about sports, particularly college football and soccer. He's a diehard Atlanta pro sports and Texas Longhorns fan. He likes every sport and will watch anything and everything the weirder the better. He joined Betsperts after an 11 year career in television production at ESPN.

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