Gonzaga vs Creighton Betting Predictions NCAA Tournament

Gonzaga vs Creighton Sweet 16
Gonzaga (1) vs Creighton (5) betting predictions NCAA Basketball

Undefeated Gonzaga(1) has it all while challenger Creighton (5) has playmakers who are battle tested from the Big East. The Zags will have enough offense and experience to keep their championship hopes alive. and I like Gonzaga ATS -13.5.

Gonzaga vs Creighton betting odds

A little luck. That’s what it might take for the Creighton Bulldogs to pull the upset of this NCAA tournament. Don’t be fooled by the other upsets; Oral Roberts over Florida, Ohio beating defending champion Virginia – these are nothing compared to the upset that it would be if 5 seed Creighton could beat undefeated #1 overall seed Gonzaga! Still, a little luck has already come Creighton’s way. In round 1 the Bulldogs edged 12 seed UCSB by 2 points before having an easier time against 13 seeded Ohio in round 2. But I think this will be coach Greg McDermott’s last game with his team this season. Gonzaga should run away with this one while putting on a clinic in efficiency, running coach Mark Few’s offense against the Bluejays. If you like a safe play, 888sport has the Zags listed at -1250 on the moneyline and in my opinion, this is as close to a safe play as the tourney will offer this weekend.

Gonzaga is just too good. For the Bulldogs (aka the Zags) this game should play out very similarly to the way their second round game played out Monday night against 8 seed Oklahoma. The game was close for 15 minutes and then, like the basketball machine they seem to be, the Zags pulled away and cruised to an 87-71 win.

Creighton is a well coached team with a strong 22-8 record this season and have beaten a top 5 team when they defeated Villanova at home in February. But these Bulldogs from Gonzaga are different animals frankly and lead the nation in offensive efficiency. The Zags just have too many weapons, great 3 point shooting at 37.3 percent and they lead the nation in field goal percentage at 54.9 percent. Gonzaga is 6th in the nation in assist to turnover ratio and has 4 starters who all average over 11ppg. All this spells doom I think for Creighton, it is just too many weapons for the Bluejays to overcome.

Creighton has good offensive players as well, 5 averaging over 10 ppg and the Bluejays shoot 36.5 percent from beyond the arc. However, to even have a chance they will need all 5 starters to have the shooting night of their lives.

As much as everybody loves an upset, let’s face it, this NCAA tourney has had enough of them already. This game won’t be another, Gonzaga is a favorite at 888sport laying -13.5 and I like them going away, pulling away and cruising into the next round.

Gonzaga Creighton
888Sport
-1250 +700
Sugar House
-1115 +700
FanDuel
-1000 +660

My Prediction

-13.5 is a big number but it won’t be enough and I like The Gonzaga Bulldogs ATS.

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