Creighton Bluejays vs Gonzaga Bulldogs Prediction, 3/28/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Creighton Bluejays vs Gonzaga Bulldogs
Date: Sunday, March 28, 2021
Location: Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN
Odds/Point Spread: Creighton (+13)
The Gonzaga Bulldogs (28-0) host the Creighton Bluejays (22-8) at Hinkle Fieldhouse on Sunday in the Sweet 16. The odds on this contest have Gonzaga as 13-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 157.5.
Creighton will enter this game with a record of 22-8 for the year. The Bluejays are shooting 36.5% on shots beyond the perimeter (288 of 788) and 64.3% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 76.3 points per contest (62nd in Division 1) while going 47.4% from the field. They turn it over 11.0 times per game and as a unit they are committing 15.4 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Creighton is snagging 36.0 rebounds per game and has 475 assists so far this season, which is 9th in the nation in terms of passing the rock. On the defensive end of the court, the Bluejays are forcing their opponents into 12.4 turnovers per game and they draw 16.1 fouls. They currently rank 310th in college hoops in giving up assists to their opponents with 383 surrendered this season. The Bluejays defense is giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 40.2% (737 of 1,832) and they concede 36.7 rebounds per contest as a unit. They give up 31.5% on shots from beyond the arc and they rank 101st in Division 1 in opponents PPG (67.7).
The Creighton Bluejays stepped onto the hardwood against the Ohio Bobcats and went home with a win by a final score of 72-58 in their last contest. Creighton wrapped up the contest with a 45.0% field goal percentage (27 out of 60) and converted 9 of their 21 shots from 3-point land. From the charity stripe, the Bluejays converted 9 of their 13 shots for a rate of 69.2%. When talking about hauling in boards, they collected 35 with 7 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 12 assists in the game while forcing 14 turnovers and having 5 steals. Pertaining to the defense, Creighton let their opponent shoot 31.8% from the floor on 21 of 66 shooting. Ohio dished out 12 dimes and had 5 steals in this contest. Moreover, Ohio had 38 boards (10 offensive, 28 defensive) and added 1 block. Ohio ended up shooting 56.3% from the charity stripe by converting 9 of their 16 shots. They also made 7 of 30 tries from 3-point range.
Marcus Zegarowski is someone who was important for the matchup. He ended up scoring 20 points on 7 of 16 shooting. He saw the court for 38 mins played and also totaled 3 boards. Zegarowski went 43.8% from the field and also recorded 2 assists. An additional guy that was a determining factor in this contest for the Bluejays was Damien Jefferson. He had 5 rebounds in 34 minutes played. He finished 46.2% from the field for this contest by shooting 6-of-13 (15 points). When the final whistle was blown, Jefferson had accumulated 3 assists.
Gonzaga has a record of 28-0 on the season. When it comes to executing on offense, the Bulldogs are shooting 54.9% from the floor, which is ranked 10th in the nation. Gonzaga has accounted for 2,580 pts on the campaign (92.1 per game) and they pull in 38.0 boards per contest. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 18.4 times per game (3rd in Division 1) and they turn the ball over 12.0 times per game. The Bulldogs are committing 16.4 fouls per contest while shooting 73.8% from the charity stripe. The Bulldogs on the defensive side of the court are 128th in college hoops in points per game surrendered with 68.7. They have relinquished 11.4 dimes and 30.1 rebounds on a nightly basis, which has them ranked 64th and 16th in those categories. The Gonzaga defense allows 32.5% on 3-point shots (190 of 585) and their opponents are making 69.9% of their free throw attempts. They have forced 15.0 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 41.7% from the field (86th in college hoops).
In their last game, the Gonzaga Bulldogs went home victorious with a score of 87-71 when they played the Oklahoma Sooners. The Bulldogs were able to pull down 22 defensive boards and 9 offensive boards totaling 31 for this game. They also turned the ball over 10 times, while recording 7 steals in the game. The Sooners committed 21 personal fouls for the matchup which took the Bulldogs to the charity stripe for 26 attempts. They were able to bury 23 of the free throws for a percentage of 88.5%. In regard to shooting from distance, Gonzaga converted 8 of 22 attempts (36.4%). Overall, the Bulldogs walked away from this one shooting 28 for 57 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 49.1%. The Bulldogs permitted the Sooners to bury 29 of their 58 attempts from the floor which gave them a percentage of 50.0% for the contest. They went 31.3% from 3-point land by going 5 of 16 and ended up going 8 of 12 at the charity stripe (66.7%). When it comes to rebounds, Gonzaga allowed Oklahoma to get 24 overall (6 offensive).
Drew Timme ended up being a factor for the Bulldogs in this game. He knocked down 9 out of 12 for this contest for a rate of 75.0%, and accumulated 13 rebounds. Timme had 30 points in his 35 mins on the court and totaled 4 dimes in this game. An additional guy that ended being a contributor for Gonzaga was Jalen Suggs. He ended up finishing with 3 dimes in 35 mins on the court, and he converted 5 of 13 from the floor. Suggs ended up shooting 38.5% from the field in addition to collecting 16 points and 3 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Creighton (+13)
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