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Ohio vs Creighton 3/22/21 - NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions

Creighton Bluejays vs Ohio Bobcats Odds & Info

Game Creighton Bluejays vs Ohio Bobcats
Date & Time Monday March 22, 2021, 6:10 PM (EDT)
Location
Hinkle Fieldhouse Hinkle Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, USA
Latest odds
CREI -5.5 ; Total 149
TV Channel
TNT

The Ohio Bobcats play the Creighton Blue Jays on Monday in the second round of the NCAA tournament West Region at Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. Ohio upset Virginia 62-58 in the first round on Saturday. The Bobcats were led in the victory by Ben Vander Plas who scored 17 points, including 10 during a second-half run of 18-4 that gave Ohio a seven-point lead after trailing by seven.

Jason Preston is leading Ohio in scoring and assists with averages of 16.3 points and 7.3 assist per game, while Dwight Wilson III is the second leading scorer and leading rebounder with averages of 14.6 points and 7.5 rebounds per game. Ohio has five players averaging double-figures in scoring and as a team is scoring an average of 80.9 points per game while shooting 48.9% overall and 36.1% from 3-point territory.

Creighton reached the second round of the NCAA tournament with a 63-62 victory over UC Santa Barbara on Saturday. Christian Bishop sank a pair of free throws with only 16 seconds to play, giving Creighton a lead it would not give up. Marcus Zegarowski was the leading scorer for Creighton with 17 points while Bishop finished with 15 points and 11 rebounds. 

Marcus Zegarowski is leading Creighton in scoring and assists with averages of 15.6 points and 4.5 assists per game while Christian Bishop is the leading rebounder with an average of 6.1 rebounds per game. Creighton has five players averaging double-figures in scoring and is scoring an average of 77.0 points per game while shooting 47.6% overall and 36.7% from 3-point territory.

Recent Betting Trends

  • Ohio is 22-7 ATS in its last 29 
  • The UNDER has cashed in 4 of the Bobcats last 5
  • Creighton is 2-12 ATS in its last 14 NCAA Tournament games
  • The UNDER has cashed in 4 of the Bluejays last 5 on a neutral court

Free NCAAB Pick:

Ohio Bobcats +5.5

Creighton barely escaped its first round matchup against UC Santa Barbara and will be facing an Ohio squad that is coming off a big upset over Virginia. Ohio has covered the number in 22 of its last 29 overall, while Creighton has failed to cover the number and 12 of its last 14 played in the NCAA tournament. Ohio's Jason Preston and Ben Vander Plas will be too much for the Creighton defense to contain and the Bobcats defense will hold the Bluejays offense in check as they did against Virginia. Final Score Prediction, Ohio Bobcats win and cover 72-66.

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