Oregon Ducks vs. Creighton Bluejays 3/23/24

Oregon Ducks vs. Creighton Bluejays 3/23/24 NCAA Men’s Basketball Betting Predictions, Picks, and Analysis

Oregon Ducks (24-11) vs. Creighton Bluejays (24-9)


Oregon Ducks vs. Creighton Bluejays 3/23/24 – The stage is set for an electrifying second-round matchup in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament as the Oregon Ducks face off against the Creighton Bluejays. This clash is not just a test of two formidable teams but also a highlight for bettors and fans looking for multi-handicapper weekly picks. Scheduled for Saturday, the game promises intense action, strategic gameplay, and the thrilling unpredictability that March Madness is known for.


The Oregon Ducks have proved to be resilient and apt as they give offense a well-balanced performance and execution while defense remains bold and sophisticated. They averaged 71.9 score points per game and made 45.3%accuracy from the field goal to support them. The Ducks have continued to connect on a 34.4% clip of long shots beyond the arc. Well not only their defense should be considered, but they have the ability to average 5.4 steals and 3.5 blocks per game, being able to ruin the enemies’ plans.


As regards to the Creighton Bluejays, they have been averaging 69.7 points per game with 42% shooting from the field. Another hotspot for Creighton is free throw accuracy where they are at 78.7% and more strategic plays that reduce turnovers (7.8) a game than the Oregon team. The Utes are not just based on offense, their defense is also of good quality, with the average of 6.1 steals and 2.8 blocks they have, you can safely say that they are a versatile team that is capable of overcoming the Ducks.


Oregon Ducks vs. Creighton Bluejays 3/23/24 Game Info


When: Saturday, March 23, 2024 at 9:40 PM ET
Where: PPG Paints Arena
Stream: Sofascore


N’Faly Dante (Center) vs. Baylor Scheierman (Guard)


N’Faly Dante, the Ducks’ center, who has played 20 games, is an unstoppable force. Amongst his many great stats are 16.2 points per game with 8.8 rebounds. Dante has a 70.2% field goal percentage which shows one of his features as an effective player. On the other side, his low shooting rate and also the rate of his turnovers imply that the Creighton players might take advantage of them.


Baylor Scheierman, a guard for Creighton, was a player of the year, having played in 32 games and scoring 18.4 points and 9 rebounds per game. He does not only make a goal but also with solid 4 assists per game, showing his mastery and guiding spirit on the floor space. Scheierman’s 37.2% three-point shooting will definitely play a significant role in Creighton’s success as they will give them a chance of being in the lead from the perimeter.


The confrontation between Dante and Scheierman will show us what is going to be: the domination of Oregon’s guards against Creighton’s formidable trio. Dante’s working with paint and shooting from a distance quickly will cause Creighton’s defense a challenge, and Scheierman’s skills in completing passes and hitting his three-point shots will always be hard to counter by the defense of the Oregon team.


NCAAB Odds/Point Spread: Creighton Bluejays -245, Total Odds: 146.5


The betting odds favor the Creighton Bluejays with a -245 moneyline and a -5.5 spread, suggesting that the oddsmakers see them as the stronger team. However, the Oregon Ducks come in as underdogs with a +200 moneyline, which could offer value for bettors looking for an upset. The total set at 146.5 points indicates an expectation of a relatively high-scoring game.


Oregon Ducks Betting Trends


The Ducks had a chance to prove themselves and to add a few wins, as they are 4-1 in the last 5 games. On the upside, still, their spread performance could use more consistency as right now it is 2-3 in their last 5 games. This inconsistency can cause concern especially towards bettors favoring Oregon since they as well have 8-8 ATS record at away games.


Creighton Bluejays Betting Trends


The Creighton Bluejays have illustrated through a 3-2 record that they can perform well in key games. Splitting their ATS game by 2-2 in their last 5 games, the result has shown to be even, however, the team has been more reliable on the road with an 8-5 ATS record. The total OVER has been in play in 3 of their last 5 matches, providing further proof that it might be another game like this.


Oregon Ducks vs. Creighton Bluejays 3/23/24 Betting Picks


In light of this information and if we consider trends, this game promises to be even because Creighton has a slight advantage due to balanced play and efficiency from the line of free-throws. The Oregon teams insistence on keeping games exciting and high scoring, while Creighton possesses a disciplined style of play and is able to defend as well as score points makes for an interesting matchup for the bettors.


The desired selection would point to Creighton covering the spread as a higher level of overall consistency with the road game history would be there for them. Finally, according to the teams scoring, there is a chance that the total points going OVER 146.5 are reasonable. Bettors looking for March Madness no-cost picks should take into account the possible factors: Creighton’s better consistency and Oregon’s tendency to make the game a high-scoring one.


Free Pick and Prediction: Creighton Bluejays 78, Oregon Ducks 72.


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