Creighton vs Tennessee Prediction College Basketball Picks 3/29/24

Tennessee (26-8) vs Creighton (25-9)

Game Info: Friday, March 29, 2024 at 10:09 pm (Little Caesars Arena)

Betting Odds: Tennessee -2.5 -- Over/Under: 143.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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In this article we will formulate a Creighton vs Tennessee betting prediction for this NCAA Tournament college basketball game on Friday, March 29th at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan. To formulate this prediction, we will examine:

  • The Creighton recent form and recent player performance 
  • The Tennessee recent form and recent play performance
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Creighton
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Tennessee
  • Recent betting trends in games played between Creighton and Tennessee
  • A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for Today’s Game between Creighton and Tennessee

Creighton Preview

The Creighton Bluejays are 25-9 (14-6) this season after they defeated Oregon in double overtime by a score of 86-73 in their last game. Creighton only scored 26 points in the second half, but they scored 24 points in the two overtimes for the win. The Bluejays shot 38.7% from the field and made 15 three pointers in the game. Creighton defeated Akron by a score of 77-60 in the first round and they have won five of their last six games. The Bluejays are scoring 80.6 points per game with 38.2 rebounds per game and 16.9 assists per game, while allowing 69.5 points against per game this year. Baylor Scheierman is averaging 18.3 points per game, 9.1 rebounds per game, and 4.0 assists per game. Creighton is shooting 48.6% from the field, 78.1% on free throws, and 36.1% on three pointers this season. 

Tennessee Preview

The Tennessee Volunteers are 26-8 (14-4) this year after they defeated Texas by a score of 62-58 in their last game. Tennessee led 28-19 at the half, but they were out scored 39-34 in the second half in the win. The Volunteers shot 33.8% from the field and were +6 in rebounding margin in the game. Tennessee defeated St. Peter’s by a score of 83-49 in their first round game and they have won nine of their last 11 games. The Volunteers are scoring 79.1 points per game with 39.1 rebounds per game and 16.7 assists per game, while giving up 67 points against per game this season. Dalton Knecht is averaging 21.1 points per game, 4.9 rebounds per game, and 1.7 assists per game. Tennessee is shooting 44.4% from the field, 74.9% on free throws, and 34.2% on three pointers this year. Tennessee lost three non-conference games this season. All three were consecutive losses, including the one to Purdue.

Tennessee Volunteers Team Facts

  • Tennessee has won each of its last nine night games.
  • Twelve of Tennessee's last 13 games against non-Conference opponents at neutral venues have produced a total of 139 or fewer points.
  • Tennessee has won the first half in each of its last nine night games played at neutral venues.

Creighton Bluejays Team Facts

  • Creighton has won each of its last 10 Friday games against non-Conference opponents.
  • Each of Creighton's last nine night games have produced a total of 147+ points.
  • Creighton has won the first half in each of its last 10 Friday games against non-Conference opponents.

Matchup/League Facts

  • Tennessee ranks 3rd among Division 1 teams for opponent field goal percentage this season (38.5%).
  • Tennessee ranks 10th among Division 1 teams for assist to turnover ratio this season (1.67).
  • 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).

Creighton vs Tennessee Betting Prediction

Tennessee comes into this game as the #2 seed in the region, but they nearly had a second half collapse against Texas in their last game. Creighton is the #3 seed and they were able to outlast Oregon in double overtime, but they were fortunate that Oregon ran out of gas in the overtime. Tennessee is led by their excellent defense, but their offense is scoring just under 80 points per game. The Volunteers have only allowed 58 and 49 points in their first two games, and I think they will have success stopping the Creighton offensive attack. Take Tennessee to pick up the win here. 

David’s Pick Tennessee ML

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