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Creighton Blue Jays vs. Tennessee Volunteers Betting Preview

The final Sweet 16 game of the NCAA Tournament might be one of the best as two heavyweights will battle it out in the Midwest Region. It will be the Creighton Bluejays taking on the Tennessee Volunteers, and both teams are good enough to win a title. 

Creighton is coming into this game with an overall record of 25-9, they have won four of their last five games. The Bluejays were upset in the Big East Tournament, and they have had some tough games so far in the NCAA Tournament. 

Tennessee is coming into this game with an overall record of 26-8, and they actually entered the NCAA Tournament on a two-game losing streak. The Volunteers had an easy first round game before rallying to get past Texas in the Second Round. 

Tennessee is coming into this game as a slim 2.5-point betting favorite over Creighton, and the over/under line is set at 143.5 points. 

Bluejays Want to Score

The Creighton Bluejays are averaging 80.5 points per game this season, and they can put points on the board in a hurry. Creighton takes a lot of shots from deep, but they have also proven that they can make those shots. 

Baylor Scheierman leads the way with 18.3 points per game this season, and he is one of the top players in the country. Center Ryan Kalkbrenner has also been a star this season and he can control the action in the paint.

There are some serious concerns about the defense of Creighton, but this team just continues to be hard to stop. 

Tennessee is Solid

The Tennessee Volunteers are just a solid team overall, and they are great on both the offensive and defensive ends of the floor. Tennessee is scoring 79.5 points per game this season, but they have also proven that they can be a great defensive team. 

Dalton Knecht is the biggest star on this roster as he is scoring over 21 points per game this season. While the Bluejays will be looking to shoot their way to a win, the Volunteers are going to be attacking Creighton in the paint. 

Tennessee has not been playing their best brand of basketball over the past two weeks, but they have still managed to win games. That should give this team confidence as they will eventually start to play great again. 

Tennessee Takes Control

Creighton has the ability to be a great offensive team, but it’s not going to be easy to score on Tennessee. Even though the Volunteers are a great offensive team as well, they will be looking to set the tone on defense in this one. 

The Volunteers have so many proven stars on this roster, and Knecht is going to be the biggest difference. Tennessee will be able to score right along with Creighton, but it will be their defense that sets the tone. 

Take the Creighton Bluejays -2.5 as they are able to pick up this win and advance to the Elite Eight in a great game. 

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