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Creighton vs Akron Basketball Prediction, Best Bets, Spread & Odds - NCAA Tournament First Round

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Creighton vs Akron Basketball Prediction, Best Bets, Spread & Odds - NCAA Tournament First Round

An opening-round NCAA Tournament matchup will see the No. 3-seed Creighton Bluejays (23-9) hit the court against the No. 14 seed Akron Zips (24-10) on Thursday at PPG Paints Arena. The contest starts at 1:30 PM ET, on TNT.

Before you place your bet on this matchup at FanDuel Sportsbook, here are the NCAA basketball odds and spreads you need to know.

Creighton vs. Akron Game Info and Odds

  • Game Day: Thursday, March 21, 2024
  • Game Time: 1:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: TNT
  • Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Arena: PPG Paints Arena

Creighton vs. Akron Picks and Prediction

All college basketball win probability predictions and picks are according to numberFire.
Prediction: Creighton win (71.8%)

Before placing a wager on Thursday's Creighton-Akron spread (Creighton -12.5) or total (143.5 points), take a look at the betting insights and trends below.

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Creighton vs. Akron: ATS Betting Stats and Trends

  • Creighton has compiled a 17-15-0 record against the spread this season.
  • Akron has won 16 games against the spread this year, while failing to cover 16 times.
  • The Bluejays have done a better job covering the spread in road games (8-4-0) than they have at home (8-8-0).
  • Against the spread, the Zips have been better at home (8-4-0) than away (5-8-0).

Creighton vs. Akron: Moneyline Betting Stats

  • Creighton has been victorious in 19, or 73.1%, of the 26 contests it has been chosen as moneyline favorites in this season.
  • The Bluejays have a win-loss record of 6-1 when favored by -850 or better by bookmakers this year.
  • Akron has won three of the nine games it was the moneyline underdog this season (33.3%).
  • The Zips have not yet played as a moneyline underdog of +570 or longer.
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies Creighton has a 89.5% chance of walking away with the win.

Creighton vs. Akron Head-to-Head Comparison

  • Creighton is outscoring opponents by 10.8 points per game with a +346 scoring differential overall. It puts up 80.5 points per game (32nd in college basketball) and allows 69.7 per outing (103rd in college basketball).
  • Baylor Scheierman's 18.4 points per game lead Creighton and are 68th in the country.
  • Akron's +278 scoring differential (outscoring opponents by 8.1 points per game) is a result of putting up 74 points per game (165th in college basketball) while allowing 65.9 per outing (24th in college basketball).
  • Enrique Freeman's team-leading 18.6 points per game rank him 65th in the nation.
  • The Bluejays pull down 37.9 rebounds per game (61st in college basketball) while allowing 33.5 per outing to their opponents. They outrebound opponents by 4.4 boards per game.
  • Scheierman is 45th in college basketball action with nine rebounds per game to lead the Bluejays.
  • The Zips rank 105th in college basketball at 36.8 rebounds per game. That's 4.6 more than the 32.2 their opponents average.
  • Freeman is first in college basketball with 12.7 rebounds per game, leading the Zips.
  • Creighton averages 104.9 points per 100 possessions on offense (15th in college basketball), and allows 90.8 points per 100 possessions (109th in college basketball).
  • The Zips' 99 points per 100 possessions on offense rank 81st in college basketball, and the 88 points they allow per 100 possessions rank 49th in college basketball.

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