NCAAB: #11 Oregon vs #3 Creighton Odds, and Picks (Mar 23)

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  • Oregon posted a dominant, 87-73 victory over South Carolina in their first round game.
  • Creighton secured a convincing 77-60 win over Akron, drawing this matchup with Oregon.
  • These two teams last met in the 2010-11 CBI, a basketball series that Oregon claimed 2-1.

The NCAA Tournament is in full swing! Let’s take a look at this matchup between the Oregon Ducks and the Creighton Bluejays. Oregon pulled off the upset in the first round against South Carolina, and will aim to maintain their momentum against Creighton.

How to Watch

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Oregon managed to keep up their hot play from winning the Pac-12 tournament in their first-round matchup against South Carolina, dominating the Gamecocks. Jermaine Couisnard, facing his former team, delivered a historic performance for the Ducks, dropping 40 points. His stunning game set both a personal and NCAA Tournament record for Oregon. N’Faly Dante was also a key contributer, adding 23 points and 6 rebounds in the Ducks’ upset of the Gamecocks.

Creighton was propelled by Ryan Kalkbrenner’s 23 points and Trey Alexander’s 19 points in their victory over Akron. The Bluejays looked the part of a team with multiple seasons of NCAA Tournament experience under their belt. Their victory was never really in question, especially in the 2nd half. Creighton’s 20-8 run to open the second half and its excellent sharp shooting, making 10 of 17 three-pointers, contributed to their dominant win over Akron.


It will be a difficult task for Jermaine Couisnard to repeat his heroic performance for Oregon, especially if there is a game plan to contain him. Creighton has a big size and experience advantage with Ryan Kalkbrenner and Baylor Scheierman likely to exert their presence on the Ducks. With all of that considered, we believe the Bluejays will be able to win this matchup, but with the Ducks keeping it close enough to cover the 5.5-point spread.

NCAAB Picks:

  • Creighton to win (ORE +5.5)
Keith McCarthy
Contributor Keith McCarthy is an experienced sports analyst with a passion for predicting the outcomes of games spanning across sports such as football, basketball, baseball, and hockey, with a special expertise in college sports.

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