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Tennessee vs. Creighton odds, score prediction: 2024 NCAA Tournament picks, Sweet 16 bets from proven model

Tennessee vs. Creighton odds, score prediction: 2024 NCAA Tournament picks, Sweet 16 bets from proven model


The No. 2 seed Tennessee Volunteers and the No. 3 seed Creighton Bluejays link up in the Sweet 16 of the 2024 NCAA Tournament on Friday with an Elite Eight matchup against the winner of Purdue and Gonzaga on the line. Tennessee rolled past Saint Peter’s in the first round before edging out Texas in the second round. Creighton handled Akron in the first round before needing double overtime to hold off Oregon in the second. 

Tipoff from the Little Caesars Arena in Detroit is set for 10:09 p.m. ET. The Vols are 3.5-point favorites in the latest Creighton vs. Tennessee odds from SportsLine consensus, while the over/under for total points scored is 146. Before making any Tennessee vs. Creighton picks, you need to check out the college basketball predictions and betting advice from the SportsLine Projection Model

The model simulates every Div. I college basketball game 10,000 times. It enters the Sweet 16 round of the 2024 NCAA tournament on a 152-109 roll on all top-rated college basketball picks dating back to last season, returning more than $1,800 for $100 players. It also has a strong 32-21 (+890) record on top-rated spread picks this season, and it called 13 Sweet 16 teams this year. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Tennessee vs. Creighton and just locked in its March Madness predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Here are several college basketball odds and trends for Creighton vs. Tennessee:

  • Tennessee vs. Creighton spread: Volunteers -3
  • Tennessee vs. Creighton over/under: 146 points
  • Tennessee vs. Creighton money line: Volunteers -177, Bluejays +147
  • TENN: The total has gone Under in five of Tennessee’s last six games
  • CREI: The Bluejays are 5-1 ATS in their last six games 
  • Tennessee vs. Creighton picks: See picks at SportsLine

Why Creighton can cover

Senior center Ryan Kalkbrenner is dominant in the paint. Kalkbrenner owns a soft touch around the rim and uses his long arms to swat away shots. He averages 17.4 points, 7.6 rebounds and 3.1 blocks per game. In the win over Oregon, Kalkbrenner tallied 19 points, 14 rebounds and five blocks.

Senior guard Steven Ashworth provides the Bluejays with a knockdown shooter on the outside. Ashworth owns a pure jumper and excels in catch-and-shoot situations. The Utah native puts up 11 points, 4.2 assists and makes 2.2 3-pointers per game. In his last contest,…

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