NC State vs. Creighton Prediction & Odds
Is 6-seed Creighton a value play on Friday afternoon as only a 5.5-point favorite against NC State at 4:00 p.m. ET?
Game Matchup & Betting Odds
793 NC State Wolfpack (+5.5) vs. 794 Creighton Bluejays (-5.5); o/u 148.5
4:00 p.m. ET, Friday, March 17, 2023
Ball Arena, Denver, CO
NC State vs. Creighton Public Betting Information
Our CBB Public Betting Information page indicates that 58% of public bettors are currently backing Creighton when it comes to the spread. This information is subject to change throughout the day, however, so be sure to check the link so you’re receiving the most up-to-date public betting data.
NC State Wolfpack Notes
Greg Gantt (knee) was seen on crutches Thursday ahead of Friday's game versus Creighton, R. Cory Smith of 247Sports.com reports. Gantt seems set to miss his second straight Friday due to a right knee injury. The junior forward is averaging 2.0 points and 4.5 rebounds in 17.6 minutes across 22 games this season. NC State will have to beat Creighton in order for Gantt to have another opportunity of suiting up in March Madness.
Creighton Bluejays Notes
Ryan Nembhard ended with five points (2-12 FG, 1-3 3Pt), six rebounds, six assists and one block across 31 minutes during Friday's 82-60 loss to Xavier. Taking into account his facilitating and auxiliary contributions, Friday was an overall solid game from Nembhard, but he could not find the bottom of the net. Nembhard can be oddly volatile, but his 11.1 points, 4.1 rebounds and 4.9 assists on a 42.6/36.8/85.7 percent shooting slash have always normalized this season.
NC State vs. Creighton CBB Betting Trends
Over is 4-1 in Wolfpack last 5 NCAA Tournament games
Under is 11-5 in Wolfpack last 16 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600
Over is 4-1 in Bluejays last 5 overall
Under is 7-3 in Bluejays last 10 NCAA Tournament games
NC State vs. Creighton CBB Prediction:
The Bluejays are 6-1 against the spread in their last seven games following a loss of more than 20 points and are 10-3 against the number in their last 13 neutral site games. On the other side, the Wolfpack are 1-3-1 against the spread in their last five NCAA Tournament games, are 3-9 against the number in their last 12 games coming off a loss of more than 20 points and are 1-4 at the betting window in their last five games played on Friday.
CBB BETTING PREDICTION: CREIGHTON BLUEJAYS -5.5