The Creighton Bluejays and Villanova Wildcats meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Wells Fargo Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Creighton Bluejays Betting Preview
The Creighton Bluejays are averaging 76.8 points on 47.3 percent shooting and allowing 67 points on 42.2 percent shooting. Ryan Kalkbrenner is averaging 15.1 points and 6.8 rebounds, while Trey Alexander is averaging 13.3 points and 4 rebounds. Baylor Scheierman is the third double-digit scorer and Arthur Kaluma is grabbing 6.5 rebounds. The Creighton Bluejays are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 74.2 percent from the free throw line. The Creighton Bluejays are allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.2 rebounds per game.
The Villanova Wildcats Betting Preview
The Villanova Wildcats are averaging 69.7 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 67.8 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Caleb Daniels is averaging 16.2 points and 4.5 rebounds, while Eric Dixon is averaging 15.8 points and 6.6 rebounds. Cam Whitmore is the third double-digit scorer and Brandon Slater is dishing 1.5 assists. The Villanova Wildcats are shooting 33.5 percent from beyond the arc and 81.9 percent from the free throw line. The Villanova Wildcats are allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29 rebounds per game.
Creighton vs Villanova Trends
The Bluejays are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Wildcats are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 home games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Saturday games. The under is 6-2 in Bluejays last 8 overall. The under is 7-2 in Wildcats last 9 overall. The underdog is 9-2 ATS in the last 11 meetings.
Randy’s Free Pick
The Creighton Bluejays are obviously the better team and should be favored, but Villanova has turned things around lately, needs a win and is at home where it wins by an average of 7.2 points. Villanova also loses as an underdog by an average of 4.1 points. Should be a competitive, close game. Give me the home dog.