Lafayette vs. Creighton Odds
Creighton went 26-7 on the season out of the Big East, while Lafayette comes into the tournament 23-11 and champions of the Sun Belt. According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Creighton is favored in this game, as the Bluejays have odds of -14 points against the Ragin’ Cajuns. The over/under total has been set at 154.5 points (View Matchup). These two teams last met in 2010 with Creighton getting a 63-58 victory.
Creighton is 18-13 against the spread this season and it has hit the under 17 times. The Bluejays are just 3-3 in their last six games, but they come into the tournament with one of the top offensive attacks in the country. They are 22nd in scoring at 79.5 points per game, fourth in field goal percentage (49.9 percent) and first in 3-point percentage (42.2). The big reason behind the offensive output is Doug McDermott, who is the leading candidate for Player of the Year. He is averaging 26.9 points and 7 rebounds per game this season while shooting 45.4 percent from 3-point land.
Louisiana-Lafayette is 14-14 against the spread and the Cajuns have hit the under 15 times in 28 lined games. The Cajuns have won four straight entering this game. Lafayette, like Creighton, has a strong offense. It is 13th nationally in scoring, averaging 81.4 points per game while shooting 46.7 percent from the field. A concern for Lafayette is its defense, which gives up 75.1 points per game. The team is led by Shawn Long, who averages 18.7 points, 10.5 rebounds and 2.7 blocks per game.
These two will face off in the second round of the West Region, today at 3:10PM ET on truTV. The game will be held from the AT&T Center in San Antonio, TX.