Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Bulldogs vs. Bluejays CBB Odds
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2021 NCAA Basketball Handicapping
(28-0) #1 Gonzaga Bulldogs vs. #5 Creighton Bluejays (22-8)
Date: Sunday March 28th, 2021
Time: 2:10 PM ET
Venue: Hinkle Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana
CBB Moneyline Odds: Gonzaga -1250 | Creighton +725
CBB Betting Odds: Gonzaga -13.5
CBB Betting Total: O/U 158
The NCAA Tournament continues Sunday as #1 Gonzaga will look to avoid having their perfect season ended by #5 Creighton in a West Region Sweet Sixteen matchup.
Creighton narrowly escaped an upset by the #12 UCSB Gauchos in the first round 63-62. Christian Bishop knocked down 2 free throws with seconds remaining to sneak into the next round. They advanced to play the #13 Ohio Bobcats and defeated them 72-58 courtesy of a 15 point first half advantage. Marcus Zegarowski led the way with a game high 20 points.
Gonzaga breezed through their first game but were tested by Oklahoma in the round of 32. The Bulldogs were eventually able to pull away for a 87-71 victory but had to work for it. Drew Timme had an outstanding performance scoring game highs in points (30) and rebounds (13) for a big time double double.
The winner will advance to face off against either #6 USC or #7 Oregon with a spot in the Final Four on the line.
Gonzaga is unquestionably the best team in the tournament and has been the best team all year. The Bulldogs beat Norfolk State by 43 points and Oklahoma by 16 in the first two rounds.
Their average margin of victory this season is 23.6 points and they lead the nation with an average of 92.1 points scored per game. They’re also 1st in field-goal percentage, 3rd in assists per game and 8th in free throws made per game.
1st team All-American Corey Kispert returned to Gonzaga this year and appears to have been the right decision. He is leading the #1 team in the country with 19.2 points per game and is shooting an insane 45.8% from 3 point range. Drew Timme is another tremendous player and averages 18.8 points and 7.3 rebounds. Freshman All-American Jalen Suggs has done a great job at point for the Bulldogs and averages 14.1 points, 5.3 rebounds, 4.3 assists (team best), and 2.0 steals (team best).
Creighton faced a lot of question marks heading into the tournament and they didn’t show anything in the first round that could silence the doubters. They looked as vulnerable as ever in their first round matchup and were only able to scrap to a 63-62 victory over the # 12-ranked Gauchos.
The Bluejays looked much better in the round of 32 and never trailed against Ohio. It is surprisingly the programs first Sweet Sixteen appearance after countless years of highly ranked teams and NBA caliber players. If they want to make it any further though they’ll need everyone playing at their best against #1 overall seed Gonzaga.
It will be on point guard Marcus Zegarowski to lead the Bluejays just like he did in the previous round. The junior guard is the teams heart and soul and is averaging a team best 15.6 points and 4.5 assists.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Bulldogs are 18-5 ATS in their last 23 games following an ATS win
- Bulldogs are 22-7 ATS in their last 30 games overall
- Bulldogs are 28-0 SU on the season
- Creighton is 3-3 ATS in last 6 games
- Creighton UNDERS are 4-1 in last 5 tournament games
Free Gonzaga Bulldogs vs. Creighton Bluejays NCAAB Prediction:
This matchup has the largest spread in any of the Sweet Sixteen matchups even with three double digit seeds remaining. That just goes to show the talent and skill this Gonzaga team possesses. They have covered both of their monster spreads so far and I predict for them to do so again on Sunday.
Take the best team in the country to handle business once again and advance easily to the Elite Eight.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Gonzaga -13.5
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