Villanova at Creighton Expert NCAA Basketball Picks Against the Spread 1/13/2019
Sunday, January 13, 2019
CHI Health Center Omaha
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The Villanova Wildcats travel to CHI Health Center Omaha to play the Creighton Bluejays on Sunday, January 13, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Creighton as 1 point favorites.
Villanova heads into this matchup with a mark of 12-4. They currently have a point differential of 8.4 as they are averaging 74.4 points per contest while giving up 66.0 per game. Creighton has an overall record of 10-6. They are averaging 84.9 points per game and surrendering 76.6, good for a point differential of 8.4.
Valuable Villanova Wildcats Betting Trends
The Villanova Wildcats are 9-7-0 against the spread
The Villanova Wildcats are 4-11-1 against the over/under
Important Creighton Bluejays Betting Trends
The Creighton Bluejays are 7-8-0 against the spread
The Creighton Bluejays are 8-7-0 against the over/under
Key Villanova Wildcats Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Creighton Bluejays Injuries
No key injuries to report
Phil Booth comes into this contest averaging 17.6 points per game while playing 34.1 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 77%. Eric Paschall averages 16.3 points per game in 34.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.0 assists per contest and 6.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Ty-Shon Alexander averages 17.1 points per game while playing 32.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.3 rebounds per game and has 2.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 80%. Mitchell Ballock averages 11.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.9 rebounds per contest and 3.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
Villanova averages 74.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 169th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 8.4 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 177th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 146th in the nation. They average 35.4 rebounds per game and 13.5 assists per game, which ranks them 212th and 193rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 259th with 12.4 per game. The Wildcats allow 66.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 53rd in the country. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 185th and 149th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.6 rebounds a game which ranks 42nd and they give up 12.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 146th place in Division 1. They force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 93rd in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Creighton is 15th in the country with 84.9 points per game this year. They are 3rd in Division 1 in shooting at 52%, while their average scoring margin is 8.4. They shoot 44% from 3-point range, which is good for 2nd in the nation. They are 267th in the NCAA in rebounding with 34.5 boards per game, and 44th in assists per contest with 16.1. The Bluejays are 160th in turnovers per game with 13.6. The Bluejays surrender 76.6 points per contest, which ranks them 284th in D-1. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 305th and 296th in those defensive statistics. They rank 133rd with 12.5 assists allowed per contest and 75th with 32.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bluejays are 158th in country in forcing turnovers with 13.6 per game.
The Wildcats are 50th in the nation in offensive rating with 111.3. In terms of pace they are 335th in the country with 66.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 76th. As a team they are 64th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 52% of their shots, ranking 3rd in Division 1. Villanova is 195th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions.
Creighton is 152nd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.7 times per 100 possessions. The Bluejays are 11th in the country in offensive rating with 116.8. In terms of pace they are 98th in Division 1 with 72.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 62% is 1st. As a team they are 1st in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 63% and they shoot 3-pointers on 46% of their shots, ranking 23rd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Villanova/Creighton college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Creighton -1
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