Creighton vs. San Diego State Prediction
San Diego State is a 2-point favorite over 9-seed Creighton on Thursday night at 7:27 p.m. ET. Will the Aztecs cover in their opening round matchup against the Bluejays or is there a better bet when it comes to this March Madness matchup?
737 Creighton Bluejays (+2) vs. 738 San Diego State Aztecs (-2); o/u 121
7:27 p.m. ET, Dickies Arena, Fort Worth, TX
Creighton Bluejays DFS Snapshot
Ryan Hawkins finished Saturday's 65-60 loss to Seton Hall with 17 points (6-16 FG, 3-9 3Pt, 2-2 FT), seven rebounds and two steals in 38 minutes. Hawkins has averaged 16.8 points, 8.2 rebounds and 2.1 assists during 37.2 minutes over the last 10 games. Creighton is currently 12-2 when the senior scores 15 or more points. He has shot 37 percent from three-point range over 30 games this season and will look to continue stretching the floor against Marquette on Thursday.
San Diego State Aztecs DFS Snapshot
Matt Bradley racked up 17 points (6-17 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 3-4 FT), seven rebounds, two assists and one steal over 35 minutes during Saturday's 53-52 loss to Boise State.Bradley racked up 17 points after combining for just 12 points across two prior Mountain West Conference games. Despite the loss, San Diego State is tournament-bound. Bradley is the only Aztec to average double-digit scoring on the season, but he is capable of booming for 30-plus points when hot. Bradley connects on a strong 41.6 percent of his triples on 4.4 attempts per game.
March Madness Betting Prediction
The Bluejays are winless against the spread in their last seven NCAA Tournament games as an underdog and are 3-13-2 against the number in their last 18 NCAA Tournament games overall. The Aztecs, meanwhile, are 7-3 at the window in their last 10 games overall, are 13-6 against the number in their last 19 games coming off a loss and are 7-2 against the spread in their last nine games when facing an opponent with a winning record.
MARCH MADNESS BETTING PREDICTION: SAN DIEGO STATE AZTECS -2