Creighton vs Akron Betting March Madness 2024

Creighton vs Akron Betting March Madness 2024

Creighton vs Akron Betting March Madness 2024 prediction. Place a bet on this college basketball game now at

The No. 3 Creighton Bluejays (23-9) will face the No. 14 Akron Zips (24-10) on Thursday for a berth in the NCAA Tournament’s second round. The opening round clash, which begins at 1:30 PM ET on TNT, has Creighton as a 12.5 point favorite. Here are the insights you’ll need to fill up your bracket for this 3-14 game. The point total for this matchup is 141.

Creighton vs Akron Betting Odds

Here are the Creighton vs Akron Betting odds:

+12.5 +600 Over 141
CREIGHTON -12.5 -900 Under 141

Game Time and Information

  • Date: Thursday, March 21, 2024
  • Time: 1:30 PM ET
  • TV: TNT
  • Where: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Venue: PPG Paints Arena

Creighton vs Akron Betting  Insights

Here are the Creighton vs Akron Betting insights:

Creighton and Akron Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread

Creighton is 8-2 against the spread in games favored by 12.5 points or more this season.

These two clubs average 13.5 more points per game (154.5) than the total for this meeting (141).

Creighton and Akron’s opponents have averaged 5.4 less points per game than the over/under of 141 for this encounter.

Creighton’s average total this season is 9.3 points higher than the over/under of 141 in this game.

The average total in Zips games this season is 1.1 points lower than the 141 points scored in this contest.

The Bluejays are 17-15-0 against the spread this season.

The Zips have a 15-17-1 ATS record this season.

Creighton Stats & Insights

Creighton outscores opponents by 10.8 points per game (scoring 80.5 per game to rank 32nd in college basketball and allowing 69.7 per contest to rank 103rd in college basketball) and has an overall scoring difference of +346.

Creighton leads the rebounding battle by 4.4 boards on average. It averages 37.9 rebounds per game, which is 62nd in NCAA basketball, while its opponents average 33.5.

The Bluejays made 10.6 three-pointers per game (the sixth-most in college basketball) at a 36.1% rate (60th in college basketball), while their opponents made 5.8 per game at a 32.2% percentage.

Creighton’s offense averages 104.9 points per 100 possessions (15th in college basketball), while its defense allows 90.8 points per 100 possessions (109th).

The Bluejays average 9.8 more points per game at home (86.5) than they do away (76.7).

Akron Stats & Insights

Akron leads opponents by 8.1 points per game and has a +278 scoring differential overall. It averages 74 points per game (164th in collegiate basketball) and allows 65.9 per game (24th).

Akron ranks 105th in college basketball, with 36.8 rebounds per game. That is 4.6 more than its opponents’ average of 32.2.

Akron makes 1.8 more three-pointers per game than its opponents, 8.1 (114th in college basketball), compared to 6.3.

Akron ranks 81st in college basketball, scoring 99 points per 100 possessions on offense, and 49th on defense, allowing 88 points per 100 possessions.

The Zips average more points at home (79 per game) than on the road (73.1).

Creighton Key Players to Watch

The Bluejays’ scoring and rebounding leader is Baylor Scheierman, who averages 18.4 points and nine rebounds per game.

Trey Alexander is Creighton’s top passer, dishing out 4.8 assists per game while averaging 17.6 points.

Scheierman leads the Bluejays in three-point shooting, making 3.1 attempts per game.

Alexander and Ryan Kalkbrenner lead Creighton’s defense, with Alexander averaging 1.1 steals per game and Kalkbrenner averaging three blocks per game.

Akron Key Players to Watch

Enrique Freeman leads the Zips in scoring and rebounding, averaging 18.6 points and 12.7 rebounds per game.

Ali Ali leads Akron in assists, averaging 2.8 per game.

Sammy Hunter averages 1.8 three-pointers a game, the most on the Zips.

Freeman leads the Akron steals and blocks leaderboards, averaging 0.8 thefts and 1.7 blocks per game.

Creighton vs Akron Betting Picks

Here are the Creighton vs Akron Betting picks for the spread and the total:

  • Pick ATS: Akron
  • Pick OU: Over

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