A fun first round battle in the South Region is set for Friday afternoon in Denver. Creighton, the #6 seed in the region, will look to avoid the upset when the battle the #11 NC State Wolfpack. The winner of this game will play the winner of #3 Baylor vs #14 UCSB. Here, our pick for the NC State vs Creighton game in the NCAA Tournament.
NC State vs Creighton Betting Pick
|ℹ️ The Pick:||Creighton -5|
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This game will be played at Ball Arena at 4:00 p.m. ET on Friday, March 17, 2023.
✅ Creighton ended the season going 3-1 in their final four games and an appearance in the Big East semifinals.
✅ The Bluejays have the talent to compete for a national championship and they showed that in the middle of conference play this season.
✅ NC State is 1-3 in their last four games and were destroyed in the ACC quarterfinals.
NC State Wolfpack – Sweating on Selection Sunday
The Wolfpack did their best to not make the NCAA Tournament, but they ultimately got one of the last four byes and get to play in a fun First Round matchup. NC State lost three of their final four regular season games and were crushed in their ACC Tournament quarterfinal defeat.
Since February 1st, the Wolfpack have been as they rank as the 74th best team in the nation and are just 6-5 in their 11 games during that span.
NC State is back in the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2018 and are looking for their first win since making the Sweet Sixteen in 2015.
Creighton Bluejays – Good Enough to Make a Run
Creighton had a roller coaster of a season, but they ended up earning a sixth seed and have the upside of a two or three seed. The Bluejays saw their season come to an end with a bad 82-60 loss in the Big East semifinals.
Since February 1st, the Bluejays are ranked as the 25th best team in the nation and are 8-4 in their 12 games during that span.
Creighton is back in the NCAA Tournament for the third straight season and are looking to win a game for the third straight season as well.