Creighton vs. Villanova Pick
Can No. 1 Villanova pick up another lopsided win at home when the Wildcats play host to Creighton tonight at 6:30PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at YouWager, Villanova is favored at home, as the Wildcats are getting odds of -13 points against Creighton. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 163 points. Tonight’s game will take place from the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and will air live on FS1.
Villanova has won seven straight coming into tonight including an 85-82 win over Marquette on the road this past weekend. The Wildcats are 20-1 overall, 7-1 in the Big East and 14-7 against the spread. Nova is averaging 87.8 points per game on offense while allowing 69.1 per contest on defense. Jalen Brunson is leading Villanova with 19.4 points and 5 assists per game while Mikal Bridges is adding 16.7 points and 6 rebounds per contest.
Creighton has won two straight coming into today’s game, including an 85-77 win over Georgetown. The Bluejays are 17-5 overall, 7-3 in the Big East and 12-9 against the spread. The Jays are putting up 86.5 points per game on offense this season while allowing 72.9 per game on defense. Creighton recently lost Martin Krampelj for the season due to injury. He was averaging 11.9 points and 8.1 rebounds per game. Marcus Foster is the team leader with 19.9 points per contest.
Villanova has won eight straight meetings in this series, covering the spread in five straight meetings. Villanova has been tough to deal with at home, as every home game has been won by double digits. Tonight the Wildcats face a short-handed Creighton team that has lost three of its last five on the road. The public betting is backing Villanova tonight and I agree. I think the Wildcats should be able to cover this spread.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: VILLANOVA -13