Wildcats vs. Bluejays Prediction
The 16th-ranked Villanova Wildcats will look to rebound from a loss tonight when they play at the Creighton Bluejays. Can Villanova record the road win to get back on the right track?
Tuesday, January 7, 2020
CHI Health Center Omaha at 9PM ET
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According to oddsmakers, the Bluejays are a 2-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under is set at 149 points. As of Tuesday morning, 55 percent of public bets are being placed on host Creighton. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Wildcats stumble at Golden Eagles
Villanoa suffered a 71-60 defeat Saturday afternoon at Marquette to drop to 10-3 overall and 1-1 in Big East Conference play. The Wildcats trailed 46-29 at halftime on their way to the loss. Cole Swider led Villanova with 14 points on 5-of-9 shooting including 4-of-8 from 3-point range. He also brought down five rebounds. Justin Moore accounted for 14 points, six boards, two assists and two steals off the bench. Jermaine Samuels added 10 points and two caroms.
Bluejays falter at Bulldogs
Creighton lost by a score of 71-57 at Butler Saturday to fall to 12-3 overall and 1-1 in conference action. The Bluejays trailed 34-24 at halftime and were unable to recover. Marcus Zegarowski paced Creighton with 15 points on 5-of-8 shooting including 1-of-3 from 3-point range plus 4-of-6 at the charity stripe. He also recorded six rebounds and two steals. Damien Jefferson had 12 points and four boards. Ty-Shon Alexander added 11 points, seven caroms and four assists.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Wildcats are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games as an underdog. Villanova is 2-6-1 ATS in its last nine games overall.
The Bluejays are 4-0 ATS in their last four games as a home favorite. Creighton is 5-1 ATS in its last six games overall.
Both teams are coming off a disappointing loss, but the Creighton defeat was against a better team and it has the luxury of returning home here while the Wildcats remain on the road. Both teams have some issues defensively, but are very strong on the offensive end and being at home I expect the Bluejays to be a little more comfortable. Creighton has been fantastic in its home arena and while it lost by 12 at home to Villanova last year, it also fell in overtime at Villanova plus is a better overall team this season. Go with the Bluejays tonight.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: CREIGHTON BLUEJAYS -2