Creighton Bluejays vs. UCSB Gauchos NCAAB Men’s Tournament First Round Betting Preview, Lines, Odds, Insights, and Trends for March 20, 2021

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BetMGM Jul 20, 2021, 3.49 PM

A first-round NCAA Tournament matchup will see the 12th-seeded UCSB Gauchos (22-4) hit the court as 7.5-point underdogs against the No. 5 seed Creighton Bluejays (20-8) on Saturday at Lucas Oil Stadium. The contest begins at 3:30 PM ET on TRU. Here's what you need to know when filling out your brackets for this 5-12 matchup.

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Creighton vs UCSB Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Creighton -7.5 -110 -110 137 -113 -108 -335 265

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Point Total Insights

  • Creighton and its opponents have gone over the current 137 total in 18 of 28 games (64.3%) this season.
  • 15 UCSB games this season featured a total above Saturday's set total of 137 (57.7%).
  • The two teams combine to score 153.5 points per game, 16.5 more than the total in this contest.
  • The Bluejays put up 14.2 more points per game (77) than the Gauchos allow (62.8).
  • The Gauchos' 76.5 points per game are 8.2 more points than the 68.3 the Bluejays allow to opponents.
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    Creighton Betting Data

  • Strong against the spread this season, the Bluejays have covered 15 times in 24 contests.
  • When favored by at least 7.5 points, the Bluejays have fared well against the spread, putting up a 5-2 record.
  • Creighton and its opponents have combined to cover the point total in 0 of 24 games this year (0%).
  • Place a bet on the Creighton Bluejays to win this matchup at the BetMGM online sportsbook.

    Creighton Leaders

    Bluejays Leaders
    Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
    Denzel Mahoney 14 12.3 3.9 1.6 1.1 0.1 2.4
    Damien Jefferson 15 12.1 5.8 2.9 0.9 0.3 1.6
    Mitch Ballock 5 8.6 3.4 2.6 0.4 0.0 2.0
    Shereef Mitchell 14 4.4 1.6 1.9 0.8 0.1 0.6
    Antwann Jones 15 4.2 2.2 1.9 0.1 0.1 0.6

    UCSB Betting Data

  • The Gauchos record against the spread is 7-7.
  • The Gauchos have gone 2-2 against the spread when they are at least a 7.5-point underdog.
  • In the majority of UCSB's games this season, the teams have combined to hit the over (1 out of 14 games, 7.1%).
  • Place a bet on the UCSB Gauchos to win this matchup at the BetMGM online sportsbook.

    UCSB Leaders

    Gauchos Leaders
    Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
    JaQuori McLaughlin 8 15.8 2.5 4.9 1.3 0.1 1.5
    Amadou Sow 14 13.3 7.1 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.1
    Ajare Sanni 15 11.7 2.6 1.7 0.9 0.0 1.7
    Devearl Ramsey 16 6.9 3.1 2.7 1.6 0.1 1.0
    Robinson Idehen 17 4.7 4.1 0.3 0.1 0.5 0.0
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