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March Madness - NCAA hoops odds preview - Baylor vs. Creighton

Baylor BearsCreighton Bluejays
25-11March 23, 2014, 07:40 | AT&T Center27-7

The third-seeded Creighton Bluejays will continue their run at the NCAA Tournament on Sunday as they go up against the sixth-seeded Baylor Bears on the March Madness betting lines.

Baylor was a 3-point underdog in early betting at TopBet with a total of 143 at Bovada.

Baylor is 9-3-1 ATS past 13 games, while Creighton is just 2-7 ATS past nine tournament games. As well, Creighton is 0-4 SU in second-round games, all losses by at least 12 points.


Of note, 3 seeds are 8-2 ATS past 10 games vs 6 seeds, which would favor the Bluejays here.

Odds Shark computer pick - 72.2-69.6 Bluejays

The Bluejays bring a 27-7 record (18-14 ATS) to this tilt against the 25-11 Bears, who are 14-15-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Creighton go 13-19 so far and the Bears go 17-13.

View Baylor Bears vs Creighton Bluejays Odds and Stats.

This game puts the Bluejays, most recently No. 70 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Bears, who rate No. 37 in the latest survey.

Baylor won its last outing, a 74-60 result against Nebraska on March 21. They covered in that game as a 3.5-point favorite. Cory Jefferson scored 16 points leading the Bears to a 74-60 victory over Nebraska at AT&T Center on Friday.

Creighton was a 76-66 winner in their most recent outing at home against Louisiana-Lafayette. They failed to cover the 13.5-point spread as favorites. Doug McDermott poured in a team-high 30 points for Creighton on Friday, as they defeated Louisiana-Lafayette 76-66 at AT&T Center.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Bears rank No. 19 in NCAA Division 1 with 38.64 per game. That compares with Creighton’s No. 156 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Creighton is college basketball's No. 1-ranked team at 10.32 per game, while the Bears rate No. 47 with 7.42 per game.

A few Bears at Bluejays trends to consider:
Baylor is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
Baylor is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Baylor's last 6 games
Creighton is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Creighton's last 6 games