The March Madness tournament will showcase a matchup between the NC State Wolfpack and the Creighton Bluejays, both of whom didn’t win their conference championships and are seeded 11th and 6th, respectively, in the South Region. The game is set to take place in Denver, Colorado, on Friday at 4:00 p.m. EST, and the losing team will be eliminated from the tournament.
NC State had a decent start to their conference play but struggled in their first two ACC games and lost most of their ten conference games. They did improve towards the end of the season, however. Although they lost three out of their last four games, they have a reassuring 58th rating since they won’t be facing ACC teams anymore. Despite missing some key players, NC State’s offensive strength lies in their good efficiency and 78.2 points per game average, while their defense specializes in stealing the ball and blocking shots.
Creighton had a tough start to their season, losing six games in a row due to injuries and facing four tournament teams. But when they were healthy, they performed well, with a 14-6 record in the Big East, and they’re currently ranked 13th in college basketball. While they struggled in their loss to Xavier, they have a strong defense that allows opponents to shoot just 42.2% and also limits free throw attempts. On offense, they rank well in adjusted efficiency and have decent field goal and free throw percentages.
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Both teams reach the most important game of the season but only one can advance to the next round. We will see which of the two teams will be able to get back to winning ways after their losses in a game where the Bluejays are the favorites according to the oddsmakers.
NC State Wolfpack vs Creighton Bluejays Game Information
- Date: 03/17/2023
- Time: 04:00 PM ET
- Location: Ball Arena, Denver, CO.
- How to Watch NC State vs Creighton : ESPN+
- Live Stream: CBS.com
NC State vs Creighton Betting Lines
NC State is +180 according to our Vegas NCAAB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $180.On the other side, Creighton is -220 according to the Vegas NCAAB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $45.
The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines has NC State at a 35.71% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Creighton has 68.75% probability of finishing the game with the W.
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