Creighton vs. Tennessee NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 Betting

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Creighton Bluejays College Basketball Betting

Head coach Greg McDermott and his Creighton Bluejays are in the Sweet 16 for the third time in four years and aiming for their second consecutive Elite Eight. Creighton will face the Tennessee Volunteers on Friday night in what looks to be one of the best matchups of the Sweet 16 round. Creighton is coming off wins over the Akron Zips and Oregon Ducks. In comparison, the Volunteers beat the Saint Peter’s Peacocks and Texas Longhorns in the first two rounds to get their ticket punched for the Sweet 16.

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2024 Creighton Bluejays Sweet 16 Lines

Creighton Bluejays +3

Tennessee Volunteers -3

Total: 143.5

Money Line: Creighton +135, Tennessee -155

Creighton Bluejays Next Matchup

On Friday, March 29, 2024, the Creighton Bluejays of the Big East Conference will face the Tennessee Volunteers of the Southeastern Conference at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI. Tipoff Time is 10:09 p.m. ET, with television coverage on TBS.

Tennessee Volunteers Team Overview

Overall, the Tennessee Volunteers are 24-7 straight up, 16-14-1 against the spread, and 16-14 over/under the total. Tennessee has national metrics of 43rd for scoring offense, 167th for field goal percentage, 153rd for 3-point field goal percentage, 70th for free throw percentage, and 25th for offensive rebounding. While defensively, Tennessee is 65th for scoring defense, 3rd for field goal percentage permitted, 51st for 3-point field goal percentage allowed, and 241st for defensive rebounding.

Late on, Tennessee has covered five of its previous eight games. Tennessee has gone under the total in eight of its last ten outings. First among Tennessee scorers is G Dalton Knecht, with 21.1 points per game. F Jonas Aidoo averages 11.9 points and 7.7 rebounds per contest. Tennessee is under intense pressure for a deep March Madness run after numerous flops preceding 2024.

Creighton Bluejays Team Overview

Overall, the Creighton Bluejays are 23-8 straight up, 17-14 against the spread, and 15-16 over/under the total. Creighton has national metrics of 34th for scoring offense, 18th for field goal percentage, 54th for 3-point field goal percentage, 19th for free throw percentage, and 43rd for offensive rebounding. While defensively, Creighton is 100th for scoring defense, 73rd for field goal percentage permitted, 111th for 3-point field goal percentage allowed, and 150th for defensive rebounding.

Late on, Creighton has covered nine of its previous 11 games. Creighton has gone over the total in four of its last six outings. First among Creighton scorers is G Baylor Scheierman, with 18.4 points and 9.0 rebounds per game. G Trey Alexander brings 17.6 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 4.8 assists per game. And then C Ryan Kalkbrenner averages 17.1 points and 7.4 rebounds per game.

Steven Ashworth and Ryan Kalkbrenner made 3-pointers in the second overtime as Creighton edged past Dana Altman - the Bluejays' former coach -- to move into the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament with an 86-73 victory over Oregon on Saturday night.

The three by the 6-foot-1 Ashworth and a rare one by the 7-1 Kalkbrenner, a defensive specialist, helped the third-seeded Bluejays score the first 15 points of the second OT to put away the 11th-seeded Ducks finally.

Ashworth scored 21 points, Trey Alexander added 20, Kalkbrenner 19, and Baylor Scheierman 18 for Creighton, which will make its third Sweet 16 appearance in four years when it faces No. 2 seed Tennessee on Friday in the Midwest Regional in Detroit.

It took balance, big shots, clutch free throws, and poise for the Bluejays to overcome Oregon's devastating 1-2 punch of Jermaine Couisnard and N'Faly Dante.

Couisnard, who had 40 points in the first round against South Carolina - his former school - poured in 32, and Dante dominated inside with 28 points and 20 rebounds.

This one pitted the two winningest coaches in Creighton history - Altman and McDermott, close friends, occasional golfing buddies, and the reason why the Bluejays are a mid-major power and menace inside the brackets.

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