Saturday, February 25, 2017
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The Creighton Bluejays travel to The Pavilion to play the Villanova Wildcats on Saturday, February 25, 2017. The opening line for this game has Villanova as 11 point favorites.
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The Bluejays come into this game with an overall record of 22-6 and a road record of 7-2. They are 17-9 against the spread and their over/under record is 12-13. The Wildcats have an overall record of 26-3 and a home record of 13-1. They have an over/under record of 11-18 and they are 15-14 against the spread.
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Marcus Foster comes into this contest averaging 18.6 points per game while playing 30.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Bluejays. He pulls down 2.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is currently at 72%. Justin Patton averages 13.6 points per game in 25.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.3 assists per contest and 6.3 rebounds per game for Creighton. His field goal percentage is 69% for the year while his free throw percentage is 53%.
Josh Hart averages 18.7 points per game while playing 33.3 minutes per contest this year for the Wildcats. He grabs 6.4 rebounds per game and has 3.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage currently is at 77%. Jalen Brunson averages 14.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.7 rebounds per contest and 4.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is 88%.
Creighton averages 83.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 12th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 11.3 and their shooting percentage is 52% as a team which has them ranked 2nd. Behind the arc they shoot 41% which is good for 3rd in the country. They average 34.3 rebounds per game and 17.6 assists per game which ranks them 240th and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 66th with 11.9 per game. The Bluejays allow 72.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 169th in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 123rd and 95th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.4 rebounds a game which ranks 227th and they give up 12.8 assists per contest which puts them in 127th place in the country. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 99th in Division 1.
Villanova averages 77.4 points per game this year which ranks them 65th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 14 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team which has them sitting in the 6th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 72nd in the nation. They average 33.5 rebounds per game and 14.4 assists per contest which ranks them 268th and 103rd respectively. In the turnover department the Wildcats rank 36th with 11.4 per game. The Wildcats allow 63.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 59th and 19th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 29.7 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 13.9 assists per contest which puts them in 228th place in the nation. The Wildcats force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 211th in college basketball.
The Bluejays average 84.2 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 78 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 10.8 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 3 per contest. The Bluejays have an offensive rating of 115.7 and they assist on 55.3% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 72.8 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 59%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 61% and they shoot 3 pointers on 35% of their shots. Creighton turns the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 49.2% while their offensive rebound percentage is 24.9%. The Bluejays give up 73.4 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 75 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Wildcats score 78.2 ppg at home and they have averaged 77.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 9 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 17.7 points per game. The Wildcats have a rating on offense of 117.8 and 53.9% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 65.7 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 58%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 62% and they attempt 3 pointers on 44% of their shots. Villanova turns it over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 10.5% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 30.1%. The Wildcats give up 60.5 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 17-9 against the spread
The Creighton Bluejays are 12-13 against the over/under
Villanova Wildcats Betting Trends
The Villanova Wildcats are 15-14 against the spread
The Villanova Wildcats are 11-18 against the over/under
Creighton Bluejays Injuries
01/17/17 G Mo Watson Jr. Knee out for season
Villanova Wildcats Injuries
11/12/16 F Omari Spellman Eligibility out for season
02/24/17 F Darryl Reynolds Ribs "?" Saturday vs. Creighton
02/11/17 F Tim Delaney Hip out for season
01/06/17 G Phil Booth Knee out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Villanova -11
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