Princeton vs Creighton Prediction - Basketball Picks 3/24/23

Creighton Bluejays (23-12) vs Princeton Tigers (23-8)

Game Info: Friday, March 24, 2023 at 9:00 pm (KFC Yum! Center)

Betting Odds: Creighton Bluejays -9.5 -- Over/Under: 140.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Creighton Bluejays and Princeton Tigers face off on Friday in the Sweet 16 in the NCAA Tournament at the KFC Yum! Center. This is he first meeting between the two teams in recent history. 

Creighton Betting Preview

Creighton comes into this game with a 23-12 record overall and they have gone 18-17 against the spread. Creighton was a bit inconsistent the last few weeks of the regular season, but they have gotten hot at the right time. In the first round of the NCAA Tournament, Creighton beat NC State 72-63 and in the last game against Baylor, Creighton was able to secure the 85-76. Ryan Nembhard had a huge game finishing with 30 points, two rebounds, and two assists. Creighton is averaging 76.7 points while their defense is giving up 68.5 points per game. 

Princeton Betting Preview

On the other side of this matchup is Princeton who sits with a 23-8 record and they have gone 17-12 against the spread. Heading into the tournament there weren’t many expectations surrounding this team, but after two wins they have reached the Sweet 16. In the first game they beat Arizona 59-55 and in the last game they beat Missouri 78-63. Ryan Langborg had a strong game in the last one finishing with 22 points, six rebounds, and four assists. Princeton is averaging 75.5 points while their defense is giving up 67.9 points per game. Tosan Evbuomwan is averaging 14.8 points while shooting 51.9 percent from the field and 30 percent from behind the three point line. 

Creighton vs Princeton Trends

Princeton is 6-0 against the spread in their last six games overall. The under is 6-0 in Princeton’s last six tournament games. The under is 6-0 in Princeton’s last six games as an underdog. 

Shane’s Free Pick

Princeton has been quite impressive heading into this game and they are going to continue the success here scoring. In the last game the offense scored 78 points, and they are going to find enough offensive success in this game to keep this game close against Creighton. Creighton’s defense hasn’t been exactly the strength this season. Back Princeton against the spread. 

Shane’s Pick Princeton +9.5

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