The NCAA Tournament’s Round Of 64 continues Friday with No. 6-seeded Creighton taking on No. 11th-seeded NC State. The two teams face off in Denver, Colo., in the South Region.
Tip-off is scheduled for 4 p.m. ET on TNT. The winner will advance to play the winner of the Baylor vs UC Santa Barbara game from earlier that afternoon.
Read on for my Creighton vs NC State prediction and best bets.
Creighton vs NC State Odds
Note: CBB odds mentioned in this article for Creighton vs NC State were used from DraftKings Sportsbook, unless otherwise noted, and are current as of Wednesday, March 15, at 6:30 a.m. ET:
- Moneyline: Creighton (-215) | NC State (+185)
- Spread: Creighton -5.5 (-105) | NC State +5.5 (-115)
- Total: Over 148.5 (-115) | Under 148.5 (-105)
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Creighton vs NC State Prediction
Creighton 77, NC State 69
NC State looked fortunate to get into the NCAA Tournament. Creighton has played marginally better, splitting its past four games while the Wolfpack have dropped three of four contests. Creighton can attack NC State inside early and often, which will make the difference Friday.
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Creighton vs NC State Best Bets
Creighton -5.5 (-105) | DraftKings Sportsbook
WAGER: 1 Unit
NC State has not played well lately and has seen teams shoot 46.7% against them over the past three games. Creighton scored 84 or more points in three of its past four contests.
Expect the Bluejays to cover the 5.5 points via some late free throws to advance.
NC State Under 72.5 points (-120) | DraftKings Sportsbook
WAGER: 1 Unit
NC State has scored 71 or fewer points in its past three losses. Worse, the numbers have been trending down offensively for the Wolfpack.
Clemson throttled them in the second half during the ACC tournament by more than 20 points. Expect the Wolfpack to struggle to get to 70 points.
Creighton vs NC State Same Game Parlay
Creighton vs NC State SGP (+250) | DraftKings Sportsbook
WAGER: 0.5 Units
- Creighton - 5.5 (-110)
- Under 148.5 (-115)
Creighton may be able to score more than 75 points, but NC State will not do its part on Friday. The Wolfpack are averaging less than 70 points a contest in defeats keeps us firmly on the Under here.