Villanova vs. Creighton - 1/25/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Creighton Bluejays (9-11) at Villanova Wildcats (17-2)
College Basketball: Sunday, January 25, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Villanova Pavilion)
The Line: Villanova Wildcats -15.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FOX Sports 1
The Creighton Bluejays and Villanova Wildcats square off Sunday night at The Pavilion.
The Creighton Bluejays are still looking for their first Big East win after losing eight straight games. On the season, Creighton is averaging 67.8 points on 41.7 percent shooting and is allowing 65.4 points on 42.8 percent shooting. Austin Chatman is averaging 11 points and 4.2 assists while Toby Hegner is averaging 8.2 points and 3.4 rebounds. Devin Brooks is grabbing five rebounds and James Milliken is shooting 38.9 percent from the field. The Creighton Bluejays have eight players averaging at least 5.4 points, and they’re shooting 75 percent from the line and 33.6 percent from beyond the arc. Defensively, Creighton is allowing 37.3 percent shooting from deep and has given up 68 or less points in six of its last nine games.
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The Villanova Wildcats have won four of their last six games and hope to bounce back from their loss to Georgetown. On the season, Villanova is averaging 75.9 points on 46.8 percent shooting and is allowing 61.5 points on 41.3 percent shooting. Darrun Hilliard II is averaging 12.8 points and 2.1 assists while Dylan Ennis is averaging 10.6 points and 4.1 rebounds. Daniel Ochefu is grabbing 8.4 rebounds and Josh Hart is shooting 51.2 percent from the field. The Villanova Wildcats have four double-digit scorers, and they’re shooting 69.6 percent from the line and 35.7 percent from deep. Defensively, Villanova is allowing 30.3 percent shooting from downtown and has given up 72 or more points in three of its last five games.
The Bluejays are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 road games and 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Wildcats are 23-9 ATS in their last 32 home games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS loss.
Creighton is simply playing bad basketball and is clearly lost without McBuckets leading the way. Meanwhile, Villanova should be firing on all cylinders after really laying an egg in its last game. Look for the Wildcats to win in a blowout.