Saturday, January 2, 2016
CenturyLink Center Omaha
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The Villanova Wildcats travel to CenturyLink Center Omaha to play the Creighton Bluejays on Saturday, January 2, 2016. The opening line for this game has Villanova as 6.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 141.
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The Wildcats come into this game with an overall record of 11-2 and a road record of 1-1. They are 8-4 against the spread and their over/under record is 5-7. The Bluejays have an overall record of 10-4 and a home record of 7-1. They have an over/under record of 11-2 and they are 8-5 against the spread.
Josh Hart comes into this contest averaging 14.8 points per game while playing 29 minutes per night so far this season for the Wildcats. He pulls down 6.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage is currently at 71%. Ryan Arcidiacono averages 13.1 points per game in 29.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.7 assists per contest and 2.1 rebounds per game for Villanova. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 70%.
Geoffrey Groselle averages 12.9 points per game while playing 21.6 minutes per contest this year for the Bluejays. He grabs 6.7 rebounds per game and has 0.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 75% and his free throw percentage currently is at 66%. Mo Watson Jr. averages 12.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.7 rebounds per contest and 6.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 71%.
Villanova averages 77.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 84th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 18.2 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 51st. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 232nd in the country. They average 35.8 rebounds per game and 16.9 assists per game which ranks them 202nd and 32nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 9th with 9.8 per game. The Wildcats allow 59.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the nation. They also allow a 37% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 11th and 116th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.2 rebounds a game which ranks 127th and they give up 11.4 assists per contest which puts them in 59th place in the country. They force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 43rd in the Division 1.
Creighton averages 86.9 points per game this year which ranks them 5th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 12.1 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team which has them sitting in the 12th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 30th in the nation. They average 38.9 rebounds per game and 17.7 assists per contest which ranks them 78th and 19th respectively. In the turnover department the Bluejays rank 54th with 11.4 per game. The Bluejays allow 74.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 218th in the country. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 193rd and 238th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 34.5 rebounds a game which ranks 100th and they give up 12.7 assists per contest which puts them in 136th place in the nation. The Bluejays force 13 turnovers per game which ranks them 174th in college basketball.
Villanova Wildcats Betting Trends
The Villanova Wildcats are 8-4 against the spread
The Villanova Wildcats are 5-7 against the over/under
Creighton Bluejays Betting Trends
The Creighton Bluejays are 8-5 against the spread
The Creighton Bluejays are 11-2 against the over/under
Villanova Wildcats Injuries
12/19/15 G Donte DiVincenzo Foot expected to miss 4-6 weeks
11/10/15 F Tim Delaney Hip out indefinitely
Creighton Bluejays Injuries
12/18/15 F Martin Krampelj Knee out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Villanova
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