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2023 Elite 8 NCAA Basketball Handicapping Bluejays vs. San Diego State
- (21-12) Creighton Bluejays vs. San Diego State Aztecs (27-6)
- Date: Sunday, March 26th
- Time: 2:20 ET
- Venue: KFC Yum! Center, Louisville
- CBB Moneyline Odds: Bluejays -143 | Aztecs +119
- NCAAB Betting ATS Odds: Creighton -2 | San Diego State +2 (Bet Now!)
- CBB Betting Total: O/U 135.0
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At this time, the Bluejays have a 21-12 overall record, Creighton squares off with San Diego State. Meanwhile, in their 16 road games this season, Creighton has a record of 7-9.
In 28 games as the favorites, the Bluejays have gone 21-7 straight up. In today’s matchup, Creighton has a betting line set at -2 points in their favor.
Presently, Creighton has a record of 6-5 in non-conference games. In Big East action, they have a mark of 15-7.
Coming into the game, Ryan Kalkbrenner is the team leader in scoring, averaging 15.4 points per game. In addition to his scoring, Kalkbrenner is grabbing 6.1 rebounds and adding 1.2 assists. Creighton’s second leading scorer is Trey Alexander, who has hit 45.3% of his field goal attempts and is averaging 13.6 points per game.
At this point, the Creighton offense is one of the worst performing units in the NCAA, averaging just 69.0 points per game. This figure places them just 262nd in college basketball. In addition, Creighton’s offensive attack is heavily reliant on getting the ball inside, as 61.79% of their shots have come inside the arc. So far, the team is ranked 150th in overall field goal percentage at 45.0%. When the Bluejays have taken 3-point shots, they are hitting 30.7% of their looks.
In terms of pace, Creighton is below the NCAA average in possessions per game, averaging just 66.7 per contest, placing them just 514th in college basketball. Currently, the team is pulling down rebounds at a similar rate to the NCAA average at 38.3 rebounds per contest. This figure includes 9.6 offensive boards per game.
San Diego State Aztecs
At this point, San Diego State heads into their matchup vs Creighton with a record of 27-6 and riding a 4 game win streak. So far, San Diego State has been the home team 21 times, sitting with a record of 19-2.
After a season in which they went 1-4 as the betting underdog, San Diego State will be underdogs for the first time this year. They are +2 point underdogs on the spread.
Presently, San Diego State has a record of 9-3 in non-conference games. In Mountain West action, they have a mark of 18-3.
Coming into the game, Matt Bradley is the team leader in scoring, averaging 12.9 points per game. In addition to his scoring, Bradley is grabbing 3.8 rebounds and adding 2.1 assists. San Diego State’s second leading scorer is Darrion Trammell, who has hit 35.3% of his field goal attempts and is averaging 9.5 points per game.
Aztecs Key Stats
At this point, the San Diego State offense is one of the worst performing units in the NCAA, averaging just 65.3 points per game. This figure places them just 374th in college basketball. In addition, San Diego State’s offensive attack is heavily reliant on getting the ball inside, as 69.18% of their shots have come inside the arc. So far, the team is ranked 273rd in overall field goal percentage at 43.3%. When the Aztecs have taken 3-point shots, they are hitting 35.8% of their looks.
In terms of pace, San Diego State is below the NCAA average in possessions per game, averaging just 64.0 per contest, placing them just 642nd in college basketball. Currently, San Diego State’s 34.7 rebounds per contest is one of the lower figures in the NCAA. So far, the Aztecs are averaging 9.6 offensive boards per game.
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Creighton Bluejays vs. San Diego State Aztecs CBB Betting Trends
- Firstly, Creighton is 4-1 vs. the spread in their last 5 games. The Bluejays are 4-1 straight up in these matchups.
- Secondly, Creighton is 5-5 ATS in their last 10 games on the road, going 7-3 SU.
- At this point, the Bluejays are 3-0 SU in their last 3 games as the favorite. So far, they are 3-0 vs. the spread in these contests.
- Also, Aztecs are 2-1 SU in their last 3 games as the underdog. They are 2-1 vs. the spread in these contests.
Free Creighton Bluejays vs. San Diego State Aztecs CBB Betting Pick:
Free Spread Prediction: San Diego State Aztecs +2
Coming into this game, we see this as a classic opportunity to cash in on a contrarian play, as the public is likely to jump on Creighton as the -2 point favorites. However, our analysis shows that the line for this game is set too high, and the San Diego State Aztecs are an excellent bet as the home underdogs. While others might get scared off by the Aztecs’ recent record vs. the spread at home (5-5), we are focused on the line and see it being set too high. In this scenario, we like San Diego State to cover at +2.
Free Creighton Bluejays vs San Diego State Aztecs Betting Pick: San Diego State ATS
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