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For a spot in the second round of the NCAA Tournament, the No. 3 Creighton Bluejays (23-9) will play the No. 14 Akron Zips (24-10). The game is on Thursday. Creighton is a 12.5-point favorite in the first round match, which airs at 1:30 PM ET on TNT. Find out what you need to know to fill out your form for this 3-14 game. There are 141 points in this game.

Creighton vs Akron Betting Odds

Here are the Creighton vs Akron Betting odds:

+12.5 +600 Over 141
CREIGHTON -12.5 -900 Under 141

Game Time and Information

  • Date: Thursday, March 21, 2024
  • Time: 1:30 PM ET
  • TV: TNT
  • Where: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Venue: PPG Paints Arena

Creighton vs Akron Betting  Insights

Here are the Creighton vs Akron Betting insights:

Creighton and Akron Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread

There have been eight games this season where Creighton beat the spread by a score of 12.5 points or more.

Each game between these two teams averages 13.5 more points (154.5) than this one (141).

The teams that Creighton and Akron have played have scored 5.4 fewer points per game than the over/under of 141 for this matchup.

The over/under for this game is 141 points, which is 9.3 points more than Creighton’s average score this season.

The average number of points scored in Zips games this season is 1.1 points less than the 141 points scored in this game.

This season, the Bluejays are 17-15-0 against the spread.

This season, the Zips are 15-17-1 against the spread.

Creighton Stats & Insights

Creighton beats its opponents by 10.8 points per game. They score 80.5 points per game, which ranks them 32nd in college basketball, and they give up 69.7 points per game, which ranks them 103rd in college basketball. Their total scoring difference is +346.

Creighton has an average of 4.4 more boards than the other team. It gets 37.9 rebounds per game, which is 62nd in the NCAA, while its opponents get 33.5.

The Bluejays made 10.6 three-pointers per game, which was the sixth-most in college basketball. Their opponents made 5.8 three-pointers per game, which was the 32.2% rate, which was the 60th best in college basketball.

The attack for Creighton scores 104.9 points per 100 possessions, which is 15th in college basketball. The defense, on the other hand, gives up 90.8 points per 100 possessions, which is 109th.

Their home record is 86.5 points per game, which is 9.8 more than their away record of 76.7 points per game.

Akron Stats & Insights

Akron beats its opponents by an average of 8.1 points per game and by a total of 278 points. It gives up 65.9 points per game on average (24th in college basketball) and scores 74 points per game on average (164th).

36.8 rebounds per game is good enough for 105th place in college basketball for Akron. Which is 4.6 more than the average of its opponents, who got 32.2.

Akron hits 1.8 more three-pointers than its opponents every game, 8.1 (114th in college basketball) to 6.3.

The Akron attack scores 99 points for every 100 possessions, which puts them 81st in college basketball. Their defense gives up 88 points for every 100 possessions, which rates them 49th.

On the road, the Zips score 73.1 points per game, while at home they score 79.

Creighton Key Players to Watch

Baylor Scheierman leads the Bluejays in both points scored and rebounds grabbed. He scores 18.4 points and grabs nine rebounds per game.

Trey Alexander is Creighton’s best passer. He averages 17.6 points and 4.8 assists per game.

Scheierman makes 3.1 three-point shots per game, which is the most of any Bluejay.

Alexander and Ryan Kalkbrenner are in charge of Creighton’s defense. Alexander averages 1.1 steals per game and Kalkbrenner three stops per game.

Akron Key Players to Watch

Freeman averages 18.6 points and 12.7 rebounds per game, which makes him the Zips’ top scorer and rebounder.

At 2.8 per game, Ali Ali has the most helpers for Akron.

Hunter makes 1.8 three-pointers per game, which is the most on the Zips.

Freeman has the most steals and blocks for Akron. He averages 0.8 steals and 1.7 blocks per game.

Creighton vs Akron Betting Picks

Here are the Creighton vs Akron Betting picks for the spread and the total:

  • Pick ATS: Akron
  • Pick OU: Over

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