Betting public loves UC Santa Barbara's chances against Creighton
Thu, Mar 18th 9:50pm EDT
Creighton is a 7.5 point favorite over UC Santa Barbara, per BettingPros consensus odds. UC Santa Barbara comes into this tournament a sizzling 18-1 SU in their last 19 games. They face a Creighton team that is 3-3 in their previous six games and is coming off a 25-point drubbing at the hands of Georgetown. Perhaps some of Creighton's struggles down the stretch stem from a fractured locker room based on head coach Greg McDermott's "plantation" comments. UC Santa Barbara's JaQuori McLaughlin is one of the best guards in the country that you never heard of. The floor general for the Gauchos averages 16.2 PPG and has a 2.5:1 assist-to-turnover ratio. His individual matchup with Creighton's Marcus Zegarowski is a fascinating one.