Creighton vs Villanova NCAAB Odds & Game Preview

Creighton vs Villanova NCAAB Odds & Game Preview

Written by on February 4, 2019

An intriguing matchup takes place on Wednesday, Feb. 6 in the Big East when Creighton travels to Villanova to face the Wildcats. The defending champion, Villanova’s been on a tear. Can Creighton pull off the moneyline upset? If not, will they cover as a big dog?

Creighton vs Villanova NCAAB Odds & Game Preview

Why Creighton Blue Jays are a good bet ATS?

Creighton had lost 4 in a row before upsetting Georgetown 91-87 as a 2-point dog on Jan. 21. Since the win, the Blue Jays have gone 2-1 with their only loss a 67-83 contest at home against St. John’s.

The Blue Jays shouldn’t suffer a loss quite like the one to the Red Storm again for a while. They looked great beating Xavier 76-54 in their last. More importantly? Creighton is 3-1 ATS in their last 4. Even if they don’t beat Villanova they can cover the spread.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Points/G: 82.4
  • Field Goal %: 50.4
  • 3-Point %: 41.7
  • Free Throw %: 68.1
  • Rebounds/G: 33.6
Defense:
  • Points/G: 76.4
  • Field Goal %: 47
  • 3-Point %: 37
  • Free Throw %: 69.5
  • Rebounds/G: 30.7

Why #14 Villanova Wildcats a good bet ATS?

Is Villanova a safe NCAAB odds pick vs Creighton on Wednesday?

No team in college basketball has been as hot as the defending champion Villanova Wildcats. The Wildcats haven’t lost since Kansas beat them 74-71 on Dec. 15.

In that span, Nova’s won 10 in a row. They’ve gone 8-2 against the spread in those 10 victories. The Wildcats are 6-0 ATS in their last 6. They’re also 3-1 ATS in their last 4 home games. Villanova is finally back to where they belong, as one of the top teams in college basketball.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Points/G: 76.8
  • Field Goal %: 45.8
  • 3-Point %: 36.7
  • Free Throw %: 72.4
  • Rebounds/G: 35.7
Defense:
  • Points/G: 66.9
  • Field Goal %: 43.3
  • 3-Point %: 34
  • Free Throw %: 68.5
  • Rebounds/G: 37.7

NCAAB Betting Trends for Creighton vs Villanova 

  • Blue Jays are 3-1 ATS in their last 4
  • Blue Jays are 2-4 ATS in their away games this season
  • Wildcats are 8-2 ATS in their last 10
  • Wildcats are 6-0 ATS in their last 6

Creighton vs  Villanova Final NCAAB Betting Analysis

Nova faced Creighton on Jan. 13. The Wildcats put a 90-78 beating on the Blue Jays in that game. Although Creighton has played well lately, they’re not ready to upset the Villanova Wildcats on Wednesday night.

Can Creighton keep it close, though? The Blue Jays are 2-4 ATS on the road this season. Although they’ve had their moments, like beating Georgetown, Providence, and Clemson on the road, they’ve also looked absolutely horrendous. Butler, St. John’s, and Nebraska all blew out the Blue Jays in Creighton road losses.

Villanova’s better than any of those teams. Don’t be surprised if the Wildcats break this game open and win by 16 to 20 points. That should be plenty for Nova to cover the spread.

NCAAB Betting Pick: Villanova Wildcats ATS

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