Creighton vs. Princeton Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – NCAA Tournament Round Sweet 16
A Sweet 16 matchup features the No. 6 seed Creighton Bluejays (23-12) playing as 10-point favorites against the No. 15 seed Princeton Tigers (23-8) on Friday at KFC Yum! Center. The NCAA Tournament matchup starts at 9:00 PM on TBS, with the winner moving on to the South Region bracket final. The matchup’s point total is 141.
Creighton vs. Princeton Odds
- Creighton odds to win: -540
- Princeton odds to win: +400
- Spread: Creighton (-10)
- Total: 141
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Game Time and Information
- Date: Friday, March 24, 2023
- Time: 9:00 PM ET
- TV: TBS
- Where: Louisville, Kentucky
- Venue: KFC Yum! Center
Who Will Win Creighton vs. Princeton?
Creighton and Princeton Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread
In games this season it was favored by 10 points or more, Creighton has a 5-7 record against the spread.
Princeton is a perfect 1-0 against the spread when an underdog by 10 points or more this year.
Between them, these two teams average 11.2 more points per game (152.2) than this matchup’s over/under (141).
Opponents of these two teams have averaged a combined 136.4 points per game, 4.6 fewer than the point total in this matchup.
The average over/under Creighton has had in its matchups this season is 4.3 more points than this particular game’s point total.
The average point total for the Tigers this year is 2.5 points higher than this game’s over/under.
So far this season, the Bluejays have put together an 18-17-0 record against the spread.
The Tigers’ ATS record is 17-12-0 this season.
Creighton Stats & Insights
Creighton has a +287 scoring differential, topping opponents by 8.2 points per game. It is putting up 76.7 points per game to rank 59th in college basketball and is allowing 68.5 per outing to rank 128th in college basketball.
Creighton wins the rebound battle by 3.8 boards on average. It collects 34.6 rebounds per game, which ranks 41st in college basketball, while its opponents pull down 30.8 per contest.
The Bluejays hit 8.8 three-pointers per game (42nd in college basketball), 2.5 more than their opponents (6.3). They are shooting 35.8% from deep (87th in college basketball) while allowing opponents to shoot 33.5%.
Creighton records 99.8 points per 100 possessions (33rd in college basketball), while allowing 89.2 points per 100 possessions (114th in college basketball).
The Bluejays are scoring 79.3 points per game this year when playing at home, which is 6.8 more points than they’re averaging in road games (72.5).
Princeton Stats & Insights
Princeton has a +235 scoring differential, topping opponents by 7.6 points per game. It is putting up 75.5 points per game, 85th in college basketball, and is allowing 67.9 per outing to rank 112th in college basketball.
Princeton comes out on top in the rebound battle by an average of 5.8 boards. It pulls down 36 rebounds per game (13th in college basketball) compared to its opponents’ 30.2.
Princeton hits 2.2 more threes per game than the opposition, 8.5 (60th in college basketball) compared to its opponents’ 6.3.
Princeton averages 97.5 points per 100 possessions on offense (81st in college basketball), and allows 87.7 points per 100 possessions (71st in college basketball).
In 2022-23 the Tigers are scoring nine more points per game at home (81.4) than away (72.4).
Creighton Key Players to Watch
Ryan Kalkbrenner leads the Bluejays in scoring, tallying 15.7 points per game to go with 6.2 rebounds and 1.2 assists.
Baylor Scheierman is Creighton’s leading rebounder, grabbing 8.2 per game, while Ryan Nembhard is its best passer, averaging 4.8 assists in each contest.
The Bluejays get the most three-point shooting production out of Scheierman, who knocks down 2.3 threes per game.
Scheierman is Creighton’s leader in steals, averaging 1.1 steals per game, while Kalkbrenner leads them in blocks with 2.2 per contest.
Princeton Key Players to Watch
The Tigers’ Tosan Evbuomwan averages enough points (14.8 per game) and assists (4.7 per game) to top the squad’s leaderboards.
Caden Pierce’s stat line of 7.4 rebounds, 8.3 points and 1.1 assists per game helps him grab the top spot on the Princeton rebounding leaderboard.
Ryan Langborg averages two three-pointers per game, the most on the Tigers.
Princeton’s leader in steals is Matt Allocco with 0.8 per game, and its leader in blocks is Keeshawn Kellman with 0.8 per game.
Creighton vs. Princeton Prediction
- Pick ATS:
- Pick OU:
Creighton 78, Princeton 66
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