Creighton at Villanova College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/1/2018
Thursday, February 1, 2018
Wells Fargo Center
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The Creighton Bluejays head to Wells Fargo Center to take on the Villanova Wildcats on Thursday, February 1, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Villanova as 13 point favorites.
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Creighton comes into this game with an overall record of 17-5. They currently have a point differential of 13.5 as they are averaging 86.5 points per game while giving up 72.9 per contest. Villanova has an overall mark of 20-1. They are averaging 87.8 points per contest and giving up 69.1, which is a point differential of 18.7.
Valuable Creighton Bluejays Betting Trends
The Creighton Bluejays are 12-9 against the spread this season
The Creighton Bluejays are 11-10 against the over/under this year
Important Villanova Wildcats Betting Trends
The Villanova Wildcats are 13-7 against the spread this season
The Villanova Wildcats are 13-8 against the over/under this year
Key Creighton Bluejays Injuries
12/01/17 C Jacob Epperson Knee is out for season
01/18/18 F Martin Krampelj ACL is out for season
Key Villanova Wildcats Injuries
12/29/17 F Jermaine Samuels Hand is out indefinitely
01/24/18 G Phil Booth Hand is out indefinitely
Marcus Foster averages 19.9 points per contest while playing 30.6 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 56% while his free throw percentage is 79%. Khyri Thomas averages 14.6 points per contest in 30.1 minutes per game this year. He averages 3 assists per game and 4.1 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 50% for the season while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Jalen Brunson scores 19.4 points per contest while playing 30.8 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 3.1 rebounds per contest and has 5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage is at 78%. Mikal Bridges averages 16.7 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 31.6 minutes per game. He also brings in 6 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
Creighton averages 86.5 points per contest this year, which is 6th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 13.5 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a unit, which has them ranked 13th. From 3-point territory they shoot 38%, which is good for 60th in Division 1. They average 37.7 boards per contest and 18.5 assists per game, which ranks them 86th and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 310th with 11.6 per game. The Bluejays allow 72.9 points per contest, which is 200th in the country. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 118th and 26th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.0 rebounds a game which ranks 129th, and they allow 14.0 assists per game which puts them in 228th place in college basketball. They force 11.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 49th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Villanova is 5th in the country with 87.8 points per contest this season. They are 9th in the nation in shooting at 51%, while their average scoring margin is 18.7. They shoot 41% from beyond the arc, which is good for 8th in Division 1. They are 205th in the country in rebounding with 35.3 boards per contest and 23rd in assists per game with 17.2. The Wildcats are 340th in turnovers per contest with 10.6. The Wildcats give up 69.1 points per game, which ranks them 103rd in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 143rd and 80th in those defensive statistics. They rank 217th with 13.8 dimes allowed per game and 84th with 33.0 boards surrendered per contest. The Wildcats are 216th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 14.0 per contest this year.
The Bluejays are 85th in the country in defensive rating with 98, and their offensive rating of 116.2 is ranked 15th. They are 24th in college basketball in pace with 74.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 59% is 7th. As a unit they are 7th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 61% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shot attempts, ranking 37th in D-1. Creighton is 316th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 76th in the country.
Villanova is 344th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 109th in Division 1. The Wildcats are 79th in the nation in defensive rating with 97.7, and their offensive rating of 124.2 is ranked 1st. They are 147th in D-1 in pace with 70.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 60% is 2nd. As a unit they are 2nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 63% and they shoot 3-pointers on 46% of their shot attempts, ranking 27th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Creighton/Villanova college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Creighton +13
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