Creighton at Gonzaga: 3/28/21 NCAA Tournament College Basketball Picks and Predictions
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Gonzaga Bulldogs (28-0) vs Creighton Bluejays (21-8)
Game Info: Sunday, March 28, 2021 at 12:00 pm (Lucas Oil Stadium)
Betting Odds: Gonzaga Bulldogs -13 -- Over/Under: 158.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Gonzaga Bulldogs and Creighton Bluejays face off in a Round of 16 NCAA Tournament college basketball showdown at Lucas Oil Stadium.
The Gonzaga Bulldogs are the favorites to win the National Championship and they have looked good so far during the tournament. In the first game Gonzaga beat Norfolk State 98-55 and in the last game against Oklahoma they won 87-71. On the season, Gonzaga is averaging 92.3 points per game while their defense is giving up 68.6 points per game. Gonzaga is shooting 55.1 percent from the field and 37.3 percent from behind the three point line. Gonzaga is a team that wants to push the pace and that is going to be a key again in this game. Corey Kispert has been the best player for Gonzaga averaging 19.3 points while shooting 54.8 percent from the field and 45.6 percent from behind the three point line. Guard Jalen Suggs has also had a big year and will be a key in this game.
On the other side of this matchup is the Creighton Bluejays who have beaten UCSB and Ohio so far in this tournament. In the last game against Ohio, Creighton’s defense was strong giving up only 58 points, and in this game, they are going to need that defense to be strong again. Creighton on the season is averaging 76.5 points per game while their defense is giving up 68.1 points per game. Creighton is shooting 47.5 percent from the field and 36.4 percent from behind the three point line. Creighton is going to be tested in this game, and if they want any chance the defense is going to need to be good from the early. Guard Marcus Zegarowski has been the best player for Creighton averaging 15.6 points while shooting 46.7 percent from the field .
Gonzaga is the better team and they are going to have no issue getting the job done in this game. Look for Creighton’s defense to struggle and that will be the difference as Gonzaga covers the spread. Back Gonzaga against the spread.