Creighton Vs NC State: NCAA Tournament First Round Betting Lines, Odds And Trends – March 17, 2023

Written By Staff on May 24, 2023 - Last Updated on May 31, 2023

The insights in the article below are based off odds valid as of March 17, 2023 at 1:39 PM ET.

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Creighton vs NC State Betting Odds

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Creighton Offense Vs. NC State Defense

Creighton Offense Stats (Rank) NC State Defense
76.6 (59) Points/Gm 70.8 (201)
36.9 (69) Possessions/Game 33.2 (124)
46.7 (55) Field Goal % 44.4 (200)
36 (82) 3PT % 32.2 (77)
54.3 (34) Effective FG % 49.8 (145)
57.9 (31) True Shooting % 54.2 (156)

NC State Offense Vs. Creighton Defense

NC State Offense Stats (Rank) Creighton Defense
78.2 (33) Points/Gm 68.5 (128)
33.2 (239) Possessions/Game 36.9 (292)
45.2 (145) Field Goal % 42.3 (82)
35 (140) 3PT % 34.3 (214)
51.8 (142) Effective FG % 47.4 (48)
54.8 (157) True Shooting % 50.3 (23)

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Creighton Betting Insights

  • Creighton has won 16 games against the spread this season, while failing to cover 17 times.
  • The Bluejays have covered the spread 10 times this season (10-9 ATS) when playing as at least 5.5-point favorites.
  • So far this season, 15 out of Creighton’s 33 games have gone over the point total.
  • The Bluejays and their opponents have gone over 148 combined points in 12 of 33 games this season.
  • The average total in Creighton’s games this season is 145.1, 2.9 points fewer than this matchup’s over/under.

NC State Betting Insights

  • NC State has covered 16 times in 33 games with a spread this year.
  • The Wolfpack have been an underdog by 5.5 points or more five times this season, and covered the spread in three of those contests.
  • So far this season, 15 out of NC State’s 33 games with an over/under have hit the over.
  • The Wolfpack have played 16 games this season that have gone over 148 combined points scored.
  • NC State has a 149-point average over/under in its outings this season, one more point than this game’s total.

Creighton Key Players

  • Ryan Kalkbrenner leads the Bluejays in scoring, averaging 15.4 points per game.
  • Baylor Scheierman paces Creighton with 8.4 rebounds per game and Ryan Nembhard leads the team with 4.9 assists per matchup.
  • The Bluejays are led by Scheierman from long distance. He connects on 2.3 shots from deep per game.
  • Creighton’s steals leader is Trey Alexander, who grabs 1.1 per game. Kalkbrenner leads the team averaging 2.2 blocks a contest.

NC State Key Players

  • The Wolfpack go-to guy, Terquavion Smith, leads the team in both scoring (17.5 points per game) and assists (4.2 assists per game).
  • Jarkel Joiner collects all of the boards and is the NC State leader in rebounds, getting 4.8 per game.
  • Smith makes more threes per game than any other member of the Wolfpack, averaging 2.7 treys per game.
  • NC State’s Smith has the top spot on the team’s steals leaderboard with 1.5 per game and D.J. Burns is first in blocks with 0.9 per game.
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