Tennessee vs. Creighton Prediction: Live Odds, Stats, History & Picks – Friday, March 29, 2024

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This Sweet 16 NCAA Tournament matchup between the No. 2 Tennessee Volunteers (26-8) and No. 3 Creighton Bluejays (25-9) will decide which of the squads is heading to the Midwest Region bracket final when it tips off on Friday at Little Caesars Arena, starting at 10:09 PM ET, airing on TBS.

Friday’s matchup between the Volunteers and the Bluejays features the Volunteers as modest 3.5-point favorites. The matchup has a point total of 146.5.

Tennessee vs. Creighton Odds

Point Spread for Tennessee vs. Creighton

The spread for this matchup is set at 3.5 points, with sportsbooks listing Tennessee as the favorite.

Tennessee vs. Creighton Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Tennessee has -175 odds to pick up the win, while Creighton is listed at +145 to claim victory.

Tennessee vs. Creighton Over/Under

Finally, the total for the game is set at 146.5 points.

Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Friday, March 29, 2024
  • Game Time: 10:09 PM ET
  • TV Channel: TBS
  • Location: Detroit, Michigan
  • Arena: Little Caesars Arena

Tennessee vs. Creighton Betting Trends

Against the spread, Tennessee is 17-17-0 this year. The Volunteers have won in 20, or 80%, of the 25 contests they have been named as moneyline favorites in this year. Tennessee’s games this year have gone over the point total 50% of the time (17 out of 34 games with a set point total).

Creighton has 18 wins against the spread in 34 games this year. The Bluejays have been the underdog on the moneyline three total times this season. They’ve finished 1-2 in those games. Creighton has hit the over 50% of the time this season (17 of 34 games with a set point total).

Tennessee vs. Creighton Key Players to Watch

Tennessee

Dalton Knecht is tops on the Volunteers at 21.1 points per contest, while also putting up 1.7 assists and 4.9 rebounds. Jonas Aidoo is tops on the Volunteers at 7.5 rebounds per contest, while also putting up 1.0 assists and 12.0 points. Zakai Zeigler paces the Volunteers at 6.0 assists per contest, while also putting up 2.7 rebounds and 11.7 points. Josiah-Jordan James posts 8.2 points, 6.5 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game, shooting 38.9% from the field and 31.9% from downtown with 1.1 made 3-pointers per game.

Creighton

Baylor Scheierman is No. 1 on the Bluejays in scoring (18.3 points per game) and rebounding (9.1), and puts up 4.0 assists. He also posts 0.9 steals and 0.1 blocked shots. The Bluejays receive 17.4 points, 7.6 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game from Ryan Kalkbrenner. Trey Alexander is the Bluejays’ top assist man (4.7 per game), and he produces 17.7 points and 5.7 rebounds. The Bluejays receive 11.0 points, 3.3 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game from Steven Ashworth.

What you need to know about the Tennessee Volunteers

Offensively, the Volunteers are scoring 79.1 points per game (50th-ranked in college basketball). They are surrendering 67.0 points per contest at the other end (47th-ranked). Tennessee is thriving in terms of rebounding, as it ranks best in college basketball in rebounds ( per game) and best in rebounds allowed ( per contest).

Tennessee ranks 62nd in the country with 8.6 three-pointers per game this season. Meanwhile, it ranks 186th with a 33.9% shooting percentage from beyond the arc. The Volunteers rank 24th-best in the country by giving up a three-point shooting percentage of 30.8% to opposing teams. They rank 237th in college basketball by ceding 7.5 three-pointers per contest.

The Volunteers have a 6-4 record against the spread while finishing 8-2 overall in their past 10 contests. Tennessee has gone over the total twice in its past 10 contests. In its last 10 games, Tennessee has been putting up 76.7 points per contest, an average that’s a little lower than the 79.1 it has scored over the course of the 2023-24 season. The last 10 games have seen Tennessee allow 1.7 fewer points per game (65.3) than its season-long average (67.0).

What you need to know about the Creighton Bluejays

The Bluejays score 80.6 points per game and allow 69.5, making them 30th in the country offensively and 99th defensively. Creighton is the best team in the nation in rebounds per game () and best in rebounds allowed ().

Creighton is the sixth-best squad in the nation in 3-pointers made (10.7 per game) and 33rd in 3-point percentage (36.6%). In 2023-24, the Bluejays are 35th in college basketball in 3-pointers conceded (5.8 per game) and 54th in defensive 3-point percentage (31.7%).

The Bluejays have gone 8-2 in their last 10 games, with a 7-2-1 record against the spread in that span. In its past 10 games, Creighton has gone over the total six times. Over its last 10 games, Creighton is putting up 80.3 points per contest, 0.3 fewer points than its season average (80.6). In their past 10 games, the Bluejays are allowing 69.2 points per contest, 0.3 fewer points than their season average (69.5).

Tennessee vs. Creighton Prediction & Pick

Our pick to win this matchup is Tennessee, and we expect that Creighton will cover the spread (Tennessee -3.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 146.5 points.

How to bet Tennessee vs. Creighton

You can bet on Tennessee vs. Creighton 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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