Oregon vs Creighton Prediction College Basketball Picks 3/23/24

Creighton (24-8) vs Oregon (24-11)

Game Info: Saturday, March 23, 2024 at 9:40 pm (PPG Paints Arena)

Betting Odds: Creighton Bluejays -5.5 -- Over/Under: 146 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Oregon Ducks and the Creighton Bluejays meet Saturday in NCAA Tournament Second Round college basketball action from PPG Paints Arena. Here’s an Oregon vs Creighton prediction. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for the game. We will examine:

• The Oregon recent form and player performance

• The Creighton recent form and player performance

• Recent betting trends and streaks involving Oregon

• Recent betting trends and streaks involving Creighton

• Recent betting trends in games played between Oregon and Creighton

• A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for the Oregon vs Creighton game

Oregon Betting Preview

Oregon had a sketchy run in the middle of the regular season, going just 6-8 at one point. The Ducks would finish off with a win over Utah though, then plowed through the conference tournament. Those tourney wins came versus UCLA, Arizona and Colorado in succession.

Matched up against South Carolina in their First Round game, the Ducks were able to keep their run going. Oregon got off to a 34-29 halftime edge, then closed on a 53-44 run for an 87-73 win. Leading team scorer Jermaine Couisnard put up 40 posts with six assists in the victory.

Creighton Betting Preview

Over on the Creighton side, they were sitting at 16-7 overall back in early February. The Bluejays closed on a nice 7-1 run, though. An 80-66 loss to St. John’s was the only blemish in that time. Creighton suffered an early exit in the conference tournament versus Providence 78-73. Creighton won four of the last five games, including the one over Seton Hall.

On Thursday versus Akron, the Bluejays were up by five points going into the second half. Creighton closed on a 38-26 run and took the victory 77-60 in the end. Ryan Kalkbrenner was the top team scorer, providing 23 points with eight rebounds and one assist in 38 minutes of work.

Creighton Bluejays Team Facts

  • Creighton has won each of its last eight Saturday games.
  • Each of Creighton's last six night games have produced a total of 149+ points.
  • Creighton has won the first half in each of its last five NCAA Tournament games.

Oregon Ducks Team Facts

  • Oregon has lost each of its last six night games against AP-ranked opponents.
  • Six of Oregon's last seven night games against AP-ranked opponents have produced a total of 144 or fewer points.
  • Oregon has lost the first half in seven of its last eight games against AP-ranked opponents at a neutral venue.

Matchup/League Facts

  • Creighton ranks 362nd among Division 1 teams for opponent turnovers per game this season (7.8).
  • Creighton ranks 1st among Division 1 teams for opponent free throws made per game this season (8.3).

Oregon vs Creighton Prediction

I’ll take a stab on Oregon. This one seems like a coin flip, though. The Ducks looked pretty darn good in the South Carolina game, hitting 59.6 percent from the field with a 32-26 rebounding advantage. Oregon was decent from the line (80 percent) and had 16 team assists in a well-rounded effort. The Ducks have now scored a combined 162 points after three straight with fewer than 69 points in each.

As for Creighton, they shot 56.5 percent from the field with 58.8 percent (10-of-17) from 3-point range in their latest win. The Bluejays did commit 14 turnovers for 14 Zips points, though. Creighton is scoring pretty well themselves these days, so Oregon is going to have to keep the offense flowing here in order to keep pace. I like a high-total finish in this one; should be a fun one to check out.

Andrew’s Pick Oregon Ducks +5.5

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