Creighton vs Villanova Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/1/2020
Game: Creighton Bluejays vs Villanova Wildcats
Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Villanova -6
The Creighton Bluejays travel to Wells Fargo Center to play the Villanova Wildcats on Saturday, February 1, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Villanova as 6 point favorites.
Creighton comes into this game with an overall record of 16-5. They currently have a point differential of 8.6 as they are averaging 77.6 points per game while giving up 69.0 per contest. Villanova has an overall mark of 17-3. They are averaging 74.6 points per contest and giving up 65.8, which is a point differential of 8.8.
Valuable Creighton Bluejays Betting Trends
The Creighton Bluejays are 11-8-1 against the spread
The Creighton Bluejays are 9-9-2 against the over/under
Important Villanova Wildcats Betting Trends
The Villanova Wildcats are 9-9-2 against the spread
The Villanova Wildcats are 9-11-0 against the over/under
Key Creighton Bluejays Injuries
12/29/19 G Davion Mintz Ankle is out for season
11/05/19 C Jacob Epperson Knee is out indefinitely
Key Villanova Wildcats Injuries
11/07/19 G Bryan Antoine Shoulder is out indefinitely
01/28/20 F Jermaine Samuels Foot is questionable
Ty-Shon Alexander comes into this contest averaging 16.5 points per game while playing 34.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.0 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 85%. Marcus Zegarowski averages 16.3 points per game in 34.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.1 assists per contest and 3.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Saddiq Bey averages 15.3 points per game while playing 33.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.3 rebounds per game and has 2.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 80%. Collin Gillespie averages 15.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.6 rebounds per contest and 4.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
Creighton averages 77.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 42nd in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 8.6 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 48th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 35th in the nation. They average 35.5 rebounds per game and 14.8 assists per game, which ranks them 189th and 63rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 332nd with 11.1 per game. The Bluejays allow 69.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 176th in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc, ranking them 130th and 19th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.0 rebounds a game which ranks 273rd and they give up 12.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 167th place in Division 1. They force 12.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 86th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Villanova is 100th in the country with 74.6 points per game this year. They are 128th in Division 1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 8.8. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 86th in the nation. They are 134th in the NCAA in rebounding with 36.5 boards per game, and 46th in assists per contest with 15.2. The Wildcats are 328th in turnovers per game with 11.3. The Wildcats surrender 65.8 points per contest, which ranks them 93rd in D-1. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 206th and 43rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 137th with 12.0 assists allowed per contest and 123rd with 34.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wildcats are 67th in country in forcing turnovers with 12.2 per game.
The Bluejays have an offensive rating of 109.8, which is ranked 29th. They are 142nd in college basketball in pace with 70.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 33rd. As a unit they are 32nd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 71st in D-1. Creighton is 332nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions.
Villanova is 315th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions. The Wildcats have an offensive rating of 109.4, which is ranked 32nd. They are 274th in D-1 in pace with 67.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 67th. As a unit they are 53rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 46% of their shot attempts, ranking 24th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Creighton/Villanova college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Villanova -6
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