Either a #6 seed or a #5 seed will make their way to the Final 4 after Sunday’s Creighton vs San Diego State matchup concludes. The Bluejays are the slight favorite after topping Princeton 86-75 on Friday night but San Diego State feels like world beaters after knocking #1 overall seed Alabama out of the tournament 71-64 their last time out.
Before Betting on Creighton vs San Diego State
Creighton seems like they have the value here rising all the way up to the top 10 at one point this season. The Bluejays got a fairly favorable draw with #15 Princeton on Friday night, but Creighton still did their part in the 86-75 win. Not to mention, Greg McDermott’s squad has also eliminated NC State (72-63) and Baylor (85-76) during March Madness.
Creighton has a huge matchup advantage with 7’1″ Ryan Kalkbrenner who has 22+ points in two of three tournament games. All five of the Bluejays starters are averaging in double figures this postseason, and three had at least 19 on Friday vs. Princeton led by 22 from Baylor Scheierman.
You have to wonder if San Diego State has an emotional hangover after the big 71-64 victory over #1 Alabama on Friday night. The SDSU defense essentially eliminated Crimson Tide All American Brandon Miller from being any factor in the game as he shot 3-19 from the field. That performance was not an outlier though, as the Aztecs are ranked 4th in the country in adjusted defensive efficiency.
Bluejays vs Aztecs NCAAB Offshore Betting Odds
|BetOnline||Creighton (1.69) | SDSU (2.25)||134.5||Creighton -2 (1.91) | SDSU +2 (1.91)|
|Bovada||Creighton (1.69) | SDSU (2.25)||135||Creighton -2.5 (1.91) | SDSU +2.5 (1.91)|
|BetUS||Creighton (1.71) | SDSU (2.20)||134.5||Creighton -2 (1.91) | SDSU +2 (1.91)|
|SportsBetting.ag||Creighton (1.69) | SDSU (2.25)||134.5||Creighton -2 (1.91) | SDSU +2 (1.91)|
|Pinnacle||Creighton (1.72) | SDSU (2.23)||134.5||Creighton -2 (1.99) | SDSU +2 (1.90)|
|MyBookie||Creighton (1.68) | SDSU (2.20)||134.5||Creighton -2.5 (1.91) | SDSU +2.5 (1.91)|
Creighton vs San Diego State Prediction & Pick
Creighton seems to be in a good spot to advance to the Final 4 here. San Diego State has a good defense, but they don’t have the height to match up with Kalkbrenner and could be in line for a bit of an emotional letdown after such a big win over the #1 seed less than 48 hours prior.