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San Diego State vs. Creighton – NCAA Tournament First Round – Predictions, Betting Lines, Odds and Trends

The No. 8 San Diego State Aztecs (23-8) and the No. 9 Creighton Bluejays (23-11) will meet on Thursday to compete for a spot in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. San Diego State is favored by 2.5 points in the opening round matchup, which begins at 7:27 PM. Here are the insights you need when filling out your bracket for this 8-9 matchup.

San Diego State vs. Creighton Predictions

San Diego State vs. Creighton Betting Odds

San Diego State vs Creighton Betting Information
Favorite Spread Total
San Diego State -2.5 120.5 points

San Diego State vs. Creighton Last 10 Games

  • San Diego State is 7-3 overall and 6-3-0 against the spread over its past 10 games.
  • San Diego State’s past 10 contests saw four go over the total.
  • The last 10 Aztecs games averaged 123.3 total points, 2.8 more points than this matchup’s point total.
  • During their last 10 games, the Aztecs have a points-per-game average 2.1 points below their season-long scoring average.
  • Creighton covered the spread five times in its last 10 matchups while putting up a 6-4 record straight-up in those games.
  • Creighton’s past 10 contests saw four go over the total.
  • The last 10 Bluejays games averaged 137.2 total points, 16.7 more points than this matchup’s over/under.
  • Over their past 10 games, the Bluejays have a 67.9 points-per-game average, 0.8 points above their season-long scoring average.

San Diego State vs. Creighton Betting Trends

  • San Diego State has gone 17-14-0 against the spread this season.
  • In games they were favored in by 2.5 points or more so far this season, the Aztecs have gone 12-10 against the spread.
  • San Diego State games have finished with a final combined score above the over/under 12 times out of 32 chances this season.
  • The Aztecs put up 65.3 points per game, just 1.3 more points than the 64 the Bluejays allow.
  • San Diego State has a 10-8 record against the spread and an 18-0 record overall when putting up more than 64 points.
  • Creighton is 16-14-2 against the spread this season.
  • The Bluejays are 9-4 ATS when playing as at least 2.5-point underdogs.
  • This season, Creighton’s games have hit the over 13 times.
  • The Bluejays put up 9.4 more points per game (67.1) than the Aztecs allow (57.7).
  • When it scores more than 57.7 points, Creighton is 14-7-2 against the spread and 18-5 overall.

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San Diego State vs. Creighton Over/Under Trends

  • San Diego State and its opponents have hit the over on this game’s total (120.5 points) 19 times this season.
  • This season, 26 games Creighton played finished with a combined score over 120.5 points.
  • Together, the two teams combine for 132.4 points per game, 11.9 points more than the point total of 120.5 for this contest.
  • The 121.7 points per game these two teams surrender to opponents on average this season are 1.2 more than the 120.5 total in this contest.
  • This season, the average total for Aztecs games is 127.6 points, 7.1 more than the over/under of 120.5 points for this contest.
  • Bluejays’ games have a total points bet of 137.9 points this season, 17.4 points more than the over/under for this contest.

San Diego State Team Leaders

  • Matt Bradley: 17 PTS, 1.1 STL, 44.3 FG%, 41.6 3PT% (57-for-137)
  • Nathan Mensah: 7.3 PTS, 7.1 REB, 2.2 BLK, 48.4 FG%
  • Trey Pulliam: 8.5 PTS, 1.1 STL, 39.3 FG%, 31.1 3PT% (19-for-61)
  • Keshad Johnson: 7.2 PTS, 55.2 FG%, 19.4 3PT% (6-for-31)
  • Lamont Butler: 7.5 PTS, 1.8 STL, 39 FG%, 32.4 3PT% (22-for-68)

Creighton Team Leaders

  • Ryan Kalkbrenner: 13 PTS, 7.6 REB, 2.7 BLK, 64.6 FG%, 25 3PT% (3-for-12)
  • Ryan Hawkins: 13.9 PTS, 7.8 REB, 44.1 FG%, 35.9 3PT% (75-for-209)
  • Alex O’Connell: 11.5 PTS, 41.4 FG%, 32.5 3PT% (62-for-191)
  • Ryan Nembhard: 11.3 PTS, 1.3 STL, 40.4 FG%, 31.1 3PT% (33-for-106)
  • Arthur Kaluma: 9.9 PTS, 45.2 FG%, 25.6 3PT% (22-for-86)

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