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2024 NCAA Tournament odds, picks: Creighton vs. Tennessee prediction, time, best bets by expert on 22-10 run

2024 NCAA Tournament odds, picks: Creighton vs. Tennessee prediction, time, best bets by expert on 22-10 run


The No. 3 seed Creighton Bluejays (25-9) will aim for their second straight trip to the Elite Eight when they face the No. 2 seed Tennessee Vols (26-8) in the Sweet 16 on Friday night. Creighton opened its 2024 NCAA Tournament run with a 77-60 win over No. 14 seed Akron before sneaking past No. 11 seed Oregon in double overtime in the second round. Tennessee crushed No. 15 seed Saint Peter’s, but it needed late free throws to escape against No. 7 seed Texas. The Vols and Bluejays have a combined 51 NCAA Tournament appearances, but neither program has ever reached the Final Four.

Tipoff at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit is scheduled for 10:09 p.m. ET. The Vols are 3.5-point favorites in the latest Tennessee vs. Creighton odds via SportsLine consensus, while the over/under is 146. Before making any Creighton vs. Tennessee picks, be sure to see the college basketball predictions and betting advice from SportsLine expert Jimmie Kaylor

Kaylor is a betting and DFS expert for SportsLine, who has covered college sports and the NFL for close to a decade as a member of the Pro Football Writers of America. His background as a former high level athlete — he was a Division-I All-American and professional athlete — gives him a unique perspective when building his fantasy lineups and locking in his betting picks. He has his finger on the pulse of the college basketball landscape and has been cashing in big for SportsLine members for the last two years.

Kaylor enters the Sweet 16 round on a 22-10 run overall on his college basketball picks, with a 7-2 record on 2024 NCAA Tournament picks for SportsLine. He is up 11.05 units during his roll, returning a profit of $1,105 for $100 bettors. Anyone who has followed his picks this season is way up.

Now, the Kaylor has his sights on Creighton vs. Tennessee in the 2024 Sweet 16 and just locked in his picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see his picks. Here are several college basketball odds and trends for Tennessee vs. Creighton:

  • Tennessee vs. Creighton spread: Tennessee -3.5
  • Tennessee vs. Creighton over/under: 146 points
  • Tennessee vs. Creighton money line: Tennessee -177, Creighton +147
  • TENN: The Vols are 17-15-2 against the spread this season.
  • CRE: The Bluejays are 19-15 against the spread this season.
  • Tennessee vs. Creighton picks: See picks at SportsLine

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