Initially, any conversation regarding Villanova has the Final Four connotations. Once again head coach Jay Wright’s Wildcats are a top ten program. However, Nova’s College Basketball betting value has declined. The combination of inconsistent defense and public name brand recognition has been the culprit. In the same way, Creighton perpetually lacks strong defense. Head coach Greg McDermott has long relied on winning shootouts for his success. Creighton brings less name-brand recognition to the board for most of its games. As a result, the Bluejays can offer wagering value in the right situation. Creighton and Villanova clash Tuesday.
Villanova Wildcats vs. Creighton Bluejays
|Date and Time:||Tuesday, January 7, 2020, 9 p.m. ET|
|Location:||CHI Health Center, Omaha, Nebraska|
|Villanova vs. Creighton TV Coverage:||FS1|
Villanova Wildcats Vs. Creighton Bluejays Overview
Creighton has sports betting record of 12-3 straight up, 8-7 vs. the odds, and 7-8 under the total. Overall the Bluejays have national metrics of 48th for scoring offense and 178th for points allowed. Creighton has gotten the cash in four of their last five games. Greg McDermott’s team is in fourth place in the Big East Conference. Starting with their strong offense is this a classic McDermott entry.
Late on Villanova has failed to cover seven of their last nine games. Jay Wright’s program is 10-3 straight up, 5-7-1 vs. the line, and 7-6 over the total. Villanova is another fourth-place team in the Big East standings. Specifically, the Wildcats rank 96th for scoring offense and 160th for points allowed. A win over Kansas last month maintains the Cats’ credibility.
Key Wildcats: G Collin Gillespie (14.3 PPG, 2.5 REB, 4.8 AST, 39.3 FGPCT, 80 FTPCT, 32.9 3PPCT), F Saddiq Bey (14.2 PPG, 5.6 REB, 2.5 AST, 50.7 FGPCT, 82.4 FTPCT, 40.4 3PPCT), G Justin Moore (12.4 PPG, 2.7 REB , 1.8 AST, 44.2 FGPCT, 73.9 FTPCT, 36.7 3PPCT)
Key Bluejays: G Marcus Zegarowski (18.1 PPG, 4.1 REB, 4.7 AST, 51.6 FGPCT, 72.0 FTPCT, 38.9 3PPCT), Ty-Shon (16.4 PPG, 6.1 REB, 2.0 AST, 44.6 FGPCT, 85.5 FTPCT, 42.0 3PPCT), G Mitch Babcock (12.6 PTS, 5.4 REB, 2.6 AST, 46.4 FGPCT, 76.2 FTPCT, 44.6 3PPCT)
Villanova and Creighton against the Spread
The Wildcats are:
- 7-12 against the spread in their last 19 away games
- 2-5 under the total on the road
- 1-5-1 vs. the odds in their last seven games as a favorite
- 1-3 under the total as a chalk
- 3-1 on the board in their last four games at Creighton
- 5-1 over the total at Creighton
The Bluejays are:
- 9-3-1 against the spread in their last 13 home games
- 4-2-1 over the total when playing at CHI Center
- 6-4 vs. the line in their last 10 games as a dog
- 1-8 under the total when getting points
- 2-7 with the number in their last nine games vs. Villanova
- 3-1 over the total when facing the Wildcats
Villanova Wildcats vs. Creighton Bluejays College Basketball Betting Picks
As was previously noted Villanova has proven College Basketball betting Value against Creighton. This is a case of Wright’s coaching ability making the difference against a quality opponent. Expect a focused Wildcat team to prevail in this one.
Villanova vs. Creighton College Basketball Betting Pick: Villanova Wildcats
Villanova vs. Creighton College Basketball Betting Score Prediction: Villanova 84, Creighton 75