Tennessee vs. Creighton NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 Betting

Tennessee Volunteers NCAA Basketball Betting

Tennessee Volunteers NCAA Basketball Betting

The Tennessee Volunteers are back in the Sweet 16 under coach Rick Barnes. Now the question becomes if they can advance beyond this point. Dalton Knecht scored 18 points and made four free throws in the final 8.8 seconds as the Volunteers topped Texas 62-58 on Saturday to advance to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament for the second straight year. Second-seeded Tennessee advanced to face No. 3 Creighton, an 86-73 winner in double overtime over No. 11 Oregon. Tennessee has reached the Sweet 16 twice before under Barnes but lost both times. This time, however, it has an Associated Press All-American in Knecht on its side.

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2024 Tennessee Volunteers Sweet 16 Lines

Creighton Bluejays +3

Tennessee Volunteers -3

Total: 143.5

Money Line: Creighton +135, Tennessee -155

Tennessee Volunteers 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.

Creighton Blue Jays 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.

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.

Knecht shot just 5 of 18 from the field, but his free throw shooting was clutch amid distractive fan noise in the arena. Knecht wasn't the only one to struggle from the field, as the Volunteers shot just 34% as a team. Jonas Aidoo had 11 points, and Tobe Awaka added 10 for the Volunteers, helping Barnes beat the team he coached for 17 seasons. The Vols shot just 29% from the field in the first half but managed to take a 38-29 lead into the locker room.

Knecht struggled early on, missing his first four shots, including an air ball on a fadeaway jumper. He converted his first field goal with 90 seconds remaining in the first half, putting Tennessee up by 11.

After Knecht hit two free throws with 8.8 seconds left, Hunter splashed a three from 28 feet to cut the lead to 60-58. But Texas sent Knecht back to the line with 3 seconds left, and he knocked down two more free throws. Knecht began to flex his muscles with a pair of second-half dunks.

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