Creighton vs. Gonzaga Predictions & Sweet 16 Picks: Time To Take The Over
The schedule is set for Sweet 16 and one of the matchups most will be waiting for is Sunday’s game between the Creighton Bluejays and the Gonzaga Bulldogs.
Creighton impressed many with a solid 72-58 win over Ohio yesterday. The doubters were silenced as the Bluejays swept aside the unconvincing Bobcats thanks to a strong scoring attack with 20 points from Marcus Zegarowski.
Awaiting Creighton in the next round is Gonzaga, however. And that’s a long way away from what they’ve faced so far this tournament. Gonzaga has been the favorites to win the Championship outright since day one (currently +160 best odds – click here to view full futures market) and Monday’s dominant 87-71 win over the Sooners only strengthened their position as the team to beat. Drew Timme shone yesterday, taking over the limelight from Corey Kispert and any team that can rely on these two guys are going to be tough to beat no matter who they play.
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Unsurprisingly, Gonzaga are the shortest favorite (by a long way) out of any team in the Sweet 16, sitting at -1000 (best odds available) to win on the moneyline. On the spread, the line sits at 13.5.
Creighton vs. Gonzaga Best Bet & Pick
Gonzaga have won 25 straight games by double digit points, so the immediate thought would be to pick the favorites to cover the 13.5 line. However, on closer inspection the better bet looks to be in the totals market. As we’ve seen all tournament long, Creighton has an experienced team with tons of scoring options and on their first appearance in the Sweet 16 since 1974, you know they will be giving it everything they’ve got. Five of their players hit double digit points against Ohio and with Kispert and Timme dominating the court for Gonzaga, this game has points, points, points written all over it. Expect a fun game and take the over.