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

Oregon Ducks (24-11) vs. Creighton Bluejays (24-8)
March 23, 2024 9:40 pm EDT
The Line: Creighton Bluejays -5.5; Over/Under: +146
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The Oregon Ducks and Creighton Bluejays meet Saturday in the college basketball NCAA Tournament Second Round at the PPG Paints Arena. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Oregon vs Creighton prediction.

Oregon Ducks Betting Preview

The Oregon Ducks beat Utah, UCLA, Arizona, Colorado, and South Carolina during this winning streak. The Oregon Ducks are averaging 75.8 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 72.6 points on 45.7 percent shooting. N’Faly Dante is averaging 16.5 points and 8.7 rebounds, while Jermaine Couisnard is averaging 16.1 points and 4.5 rebounds. Jackson Shelstad is the third double-digit scorer and Nate Bittle is grabbing 4.4 rebounds. The Oregon Ducks are shooting 34.7 percent from beyond the arc and 71.1 percent from the free throw line. The Oregon Ducks are allowing 35.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.1 rebounds per game.

Creighton Bluejays Betting Preview

The Creighton Bluejays recently beat Akron, Marquette, and Villanova while losing to Providence. Creighton won four of the last five games, including the one over Seton Hall. The Creighton Bluejays are averaging 80.8 points on 49 percent shooting and allowing 69.5 points on 42 percent shooting. Baylor Scheierman is averaging 18.3 points and 9.1 rebounds, while Trey Alexander is averaging 17.6 points and 5.7 rebounds. Ryan Kalkbrenner is the third double-digit scorer and Steven Ashworth is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The Creighton Bluejays are shooting 36.5 percent from beyond the arc and 77.5 percent from the free throw line. The Creighton Bluejays are allowing 32.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.5 rebounds per game.

Oregon vs Creighton prediction

Creighton is the more talented team and should be favored, but Oregon has a scrappiness to it and should make this a game. Oregon is known for its offensive production, but it’s the defense that’s shined during this 5-game winning streak, holding 4 of its last 5 opponents under 70 points. Oregon has also outright won 3 of its last 4 games as an underdog. Creighton is great when it’s making shots, but we’ve seen the defense implode a couple of times lately, mainly in losses to Providence and St. John’s. I’ll grab the points with the Ducks in this second round matchup.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Oregon Ducks +5.5

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Randy has covered sports betting since 2014 and writes about everything from NFL to WNBA. Follow Randy Chambers on Twitter.

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