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Creighton Bluejays vs. Tennessee Volunteers 3/29/24 NCAAB Betting Picks

Creighton Bluejays vs. Tennessee Volunteers 3/29/24 – The Sweet 16 of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament is setting the stage for a thrilling showdown as the Creighton Bluejays (25-9) face off against the Tennessee Volunteers (26-8). This matchup promises to be a spectacle for fans and a crucial point of interest for those engaged in top-tier online betting, as both teams have demonstrated resilience and skill throughout the season. The game is slated for Friday at the iconic Little Caesars Arena, broadcasted live on TBS, ensuring that fans won’t miss this exhilarating clash.

Creighton Bluejays vs. Tennessee Volunteers 3/29/24

Creighton Bluejays vs. Tennessee Volunteers 3/29/24
Bluejays+3 (-107)143.5 over (-108)+130
Volunteers-3 (-112)143.5 under (-112)-157
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The current betting odds indicate a closely contested game, with Tennessee slightly favored. However, Creighton’s resilience, especially in high-stakes games, makes them an intriguing underdog pick. The relatively balanced spread and total suggest expectations of a competitive and high-scoring affair.

Baylor Scheierman (Guard) vs. Dalton Knecht (Guard)

Baylor Scheierman is not only the best but also the most versatile player in the game as proven by the fact that he leads the Creighton Bluejays in terms of points, rebounds and assists. His multi-dimensional skill sets on the line paired with a brilliant 37.9% from beyond the arc makes him an essential player in Creighton’s offence. But, he will not be a single dimensional player and will use both his rebounds and assists to outplay Tennessee.

However, the other side of the story has a different hero. Dalton Knecht managed to be a scorer for the Tennessee Volunteers by averaging almost 21 points per game. Knecht’s aptitude to sink field buckets and three-pointers beyond a defense is clearly a tough nuisance to every defender. Even though Creighton has an above-average defense, the case of stopping Knecht’s big games will be only one of the problems in this match.

The match-up between Scheierman and Knecht is reported by almost all pre-game media. Each of the players has the skills to provide a change for their teams and therefore the head to head battle between them is a must watch. Their skill level could very well control the pace and result for the given game.

Creighton’s Balanced Assault

The Bluejays have shown evidence of remarkable balance, dominating on the offensive and defensive wings. Relatively high 80.6 points per game is a clear sign of their well-balanced offense that combines effective shooting and a very good rebounding play. In Tennessee defense restriction, Ryan Creighton’s ability to spread the floor with their three-point shooting, finishing at the rate of 36.6%, will be significant to breaking down the Tennessee defense.

Volunteers’ Defensive Strategy

The Tennessee Volunteers have demonstrated a scary defense over the years, and their ability to shoot with precision has also been fantastic. A slightly less scoring average compared to Creighton, the Volunteers’ defense has been the backbone of their success with them blocking more shots as well as having a low turnover ratio. They will strive their hardest to quell Creighton’s various scoring threats while taking advantage of any defensive breakdowns by sending Knecht in for the score.


Creighton Bluejays Betting Trends

Creighton are 3-2 in their last 5 games.
Bluejays are 2-2 in their last 5 games against the spread
Creighton are 8-5 in their road games against the spread
The totals have gone OVER in 3 of Creighton’ last 5 games
The totals have gone OVER in 12 of Creighton’ 18 last games at home

Tennessee Volunteers Betting Trends

Tennessee are 3-2 in their last 5 games.
Volunteers are 3-2 in their last 5 games against the spread
Tennessee are 6-8 in their road games against the spread
The totals have gone OVER in 1 of Tennessee’ last 5 games
The totals have gone OVER in 8 of Tennessee’ 18 last games at home

Creighton Bluejays vs. Tennessee Volunteers Betting Picks

The duel between these teams is likely going to be a tightly contested contest of strengths, since each one has attributes that can hamper the other’s success. The data-driven information on strengths and recent betting habits, combined with Creighton’s offensive variety and better performance against the spread on the road, gives them a narrow advantage, fitting the bill of those in quest of winning March Madness picks.

While Tennessee has tough interior defense and Knecht’s scoring skills, Creighton can handle pressure and the variety of their scoring might play in their favor. Waging on Creighton to cover the spread and also look for winning opportunities in the OVER on points might be worthwhile as both teams can put in a lot of points because of their accuracy from the field.

Score Prediction: Creighton 75, Tennessee 72