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Creighton vs. N.C. State Odds, Opening Spread, Start Time for 2023 NCAA Tournament

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Creighton vs. N.C. State Odds

Creighton Odds-220
N.C. State Odds+180
Opening Spread/Current SpreadCreighton -5
March Madness odds for Creighton-N.C. State via bet365.

With the men's 2023 NCAA Tournament bracket finally set, March Madness is officially underway.

Find out how 6-seeded Creighton and 11-seeded N.C. State matchup statistically, plus how our college basketball betting experts are projecting this first-round matchup to play out.

Creighton vs NC State will tip off at 4 p.m. ET on Thursday, March 17 on TNT.

Statistical Matchup

CreightonN.C. State
356TO %3
All statistics courtesy of ShotQuality.

Instant Analysis

Per BetLabs, NCAA Tournament teams who lost their last game by 20 or more points are 21-12 against the number dating back to 2007. It’s not often a team gets completely obliterated entering the big dance, but perhaps there’s a real psychological response to that angle.

Still, that won’t be enough to thwart Ryan Kalkbrenner at the rim, where the Pack are vulnerable defensively. The recent return of Swiss Army knife Jack Clark is a boon, but he alone isn't enough to stop Kalkbrenner.

— Matt Cox

For more coverage of the 2023 NCAA Tournament and Selection Sunday, make sure to check out our experts' live reactions to the bracket reveal and the Selection Sunday live show, where you can get their instant analysis on every matchup as well as some early insights to help you make your bets.

Don't forget to print out your 2023 NCAA Tournament bracket, as well — and while you're there, enter the bet 365 Bracket Challenge content for your chance to win up to $10,000,000. Enter for free at

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