Saturday, December 31, 2016
CenturyLink Center Omaha
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The Villanova Wildcats travel to CenturyLink Center Omaha to play the Creighton Bluejays on Saturday, December 31, 2016.
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The Wildcats come into this game with an overall record of 13-0 and a road record of 2-0. They are 8-5 against the spread and their over/under record is 6-7. The Bluejays have an overall record of 13-0 and a home record of 8-0. They have an over/under record of 7-5 and they are 9-3 against the spread.
Josh Hart comes into this contest averaging 20.5 points per game while playing 33.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Wildcats. He pulls down 6.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 56% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Jalen Brunson averages 12.8 points per game in 29.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4 assists per contest and 2.2 rebounds per game for Villanova. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Marcus Foster averages 18.8 points per game while playing 28.6 minutes per contest this year for the Bluejays. He grabs 2.8 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage currently is at 71%. Maurice Watson Jr. averages 13.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.5 rebounds per contest and 9.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 67%.
Villanova averages 79.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 53rd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 18.4 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team which has them ranked 8th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 45th in the country. They average 35.1 rebounds per game and 14.7 assists per game which ranks them 213th and 99th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 15th with 10.5 per game. The Wildcats allow 61.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 19th in the nation. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 28% average from behind the arc ranking them 93rd and 6th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 29.4 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 13.8 assists per contest which puts them in 196th place in the country. They force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 250th in Division 1.
Creighton averages 89.8 points per game this year which ranks them 6th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 17.8 and their shooting percentage is 54% as a team which has them sitting in the 2nd spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 45% which is good for 1st in the nation. They average 36 rebounds per game and 18.6 assists per contest which ranks them 169th and 8th respectively. In the turnover department the Bluejays rank 48th with 11.8 per game. The Bluejays allow 72 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 166th in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 141st and 117th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 35.3 rebounds a game which ranks 151st and they give up 12.5 assists per contest which puts them in 115th place in the nation. The Bluejays force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 66th in college basketball.
The Wildcats average 80.4 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 78.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 12.3 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 22 per contest. The Wildcats have an offensive rating of 121.1 and they assist on 53.1% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 66.7 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 59%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 63% and they shoot 3 pointers on 44% of their shots. Villanova turns the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 10.2% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 54.8% while their offensive rebound percentage is 29.1%. The Wildcats give up 68.1 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 56.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Bluejays score 86.6 ppg at home and they have averaged 83.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 8.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 19 points per game. The Bluejays have a rating on offense of 120.6 and 56.6% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 74.5 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 62%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 63% and they attempt 3 pointers on 35% of their shots. Creighton turns it over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.7% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 26.5%. The Bluejays give up 67.6 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 75 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Villanova Wildcats Betting Trends
The Villanova Wildcats are 8-5 against the spread
The Villanova Wildcats are 6-7 against the over/under
Creighton Bluejays Betting Trends
The Creighton Bluejays are 9-3 against the spread
The Creighton Bluejays are 7-5 against the over/under
Villanova Wildcats Injuries
12/10/16 G Phil Booth Knee out indefinitely
11/12/16 F Omari Spellman Eligibility out for season
Creighton Bluejays Injuries
11/23/16 C Zach Hanson Ankle out 8-12 weeks
Guy's Pick: Take Creighton
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