Wednesday, February 3, 2016
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The Creighton Bluejays travel to The Pavilion to play the Villanova Wildcats on Wednesday, February 3, 2016. The opening line for this game has Villanova as 12.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 144.5.
The Bluejays come into this game with an overall record of 14-8 and a road record of 3-4. They are 13-8 against the spread and their over/under record is 14-7. The Wildcats have an overall record of 18-3 and a home record of 10-1. They have an over/under record of 9-11 and they are 9-10 against the spread.
Mo Watson Jr. comes into this contest averaging 14.1 points per game while playing 30.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Bluejays. He pulls down 3.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is currently at 72%. Isaiah Zierden averages 12 points per game in 32.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.5 assists per contest and 3.2 rebounds per game for Creighton. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 89%.
Josh Hart averages 15.6 points per game while playing 31.3 minutes per contest this year for the Wildcats. He grabs 7.3 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage currently is at 71%. Ryan Arcidiacono averages 12.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.7 rebounds per contest and 4.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Creighton averages 81.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 18th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 8.6 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 31st. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 87th in the country. They average 37.1 rebounds per game and 15.8 assists per game which ranks them 122nd and 43rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 27th with 10.9 per game. The Bluejays allow 73.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 199th in the nation. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 199th and 201st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.6 rebounds a game which ranks 153rd and they give up 12.6 assists per contest which puts them in 133rd place in the country. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 134th in the Division 1.
Villanova averages 75.2 points per game this year which ranks them 110th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 14 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 67th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 279th in the nation. They average 36.2 rebounds per game and 15.7 assists per contest which ranks them 166th and 47th respectively. In the turnover department the Wildcats rank 41st with 11.2 per game. The Wildcats allow 61.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the country. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 10th and 87th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 34.2 rebounds a game which ranks 90th and they give up 11.9 assists per contest which puts them in 82nd place in the nation. The Wildcats force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 70th in college basketball.
The Bluejays average 79.1 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 70 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 3.2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -1 per contest. The Bluejays have an offensive rating of 113 and they assist on 54.9% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 72.3 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 54%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 38% of their shots. Creighton turns the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.1% while their offensive rebound percentage is 28.6%. The Bluejays give up 75.9 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 71 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Wildcats score 81.5 ppg at home and they have averaged 72 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 3.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 22.1 points per game. The Wildcats have a rating on offense of 111.9 and 59.7% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 66.8 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 45% of their shots. Villanova turns it over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 10.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.4% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 30.7%. The Wildcats give up 59.4 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 68.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Creighton Bluejays Betting Trends
The Creighton Bluejays are 13-8 against the spread
The Creighton Bluejays are 14-7 against the over/under
Villanova Wildcats Betting Trends
The Villanova Wildcats are 9-10 against the spread
The Villanova Wildcats are 9-11 against the over/under
Creighton Bluejays Injuries
12/18/15 F Martin Krampelj Knee out for season
02/02/16 C Geoffrey Groselle Ankle doubtful Wednesday vs. Villanova
Villanova Wildcats Injuries
12/19/15 G Donte DiVincenzo Foot out indefinitely
11/10/15 F Tim Delaney Hip out indefinitely
01/31/16 F Daniel Ochefu Concussion "?" Wednesday vs. Creighton
Josh's Pick: Take Creighton
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