Villanova vs Creighton NCAA Parlay 1/7/2020
Game: Villanova Wildcats vs Creighton Bluejays
Date: Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Location: CHI Health Center Omaha in Omaha, NE
Odds/Point Spread: Creighton -2.5
The Villanova Wildcats head to CHI Health Center Omaha to take on the Creighton Bluejays on Tuesday, January 7, 2020. The opening line for this game has Creighton as 2.5 point favorites.
Villanova heads into this matchup with a mark of 10-3. They currently have a point differential of 8.2 as they are averaging 76.0 points per contest while giving up 67.8 per game. Creighton has an overall record of 12-3. They are averaging 78.3 points per game and surrendering 68.6, good for a point differential of 9.7.
Valuable Villanova Wildcats Betting Trends
The Villanova Wildcats are 4-7-2 against the spread this season
The Villanova Wildcats are 7-6-0 against the over/under this year
Important Creighton Bluejays Betting Trends
The Creighton Bluejays are 8-6-0 against the spread this season
The Creighton Bluejays are 6-7-1 against the over/under this year
Key Villanova Wildcats Injuries
11/07/19 G Bryan Antoine Shoulder is out indefinitely
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
Saddiq Bey averages 14.2 points per contest in 31.1 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.5 assists per game and 5.6 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 51% for the season while his free throw percentage is 82%. Collin Gillespie comes into this game averaging 14.3 points per contest while playing 30.8 minutes per night. He grabs 2.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Ty-Shon Alexander averages 16.4 points per game and he sees the court an average of 33.9 minutes per game. He also hauls in 6.1 rebounds per game and dishes 2.0 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 86%. Marcus Zegarowski scores 18.1 points per contest while playing 34.3 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.1 rebounds per contest and has 4.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is at 72%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wildcats allow 67.8 points per contest which is 160th in the country. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 245th and 165th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 33.2 rebounds a game which ranks 97th, and they allow 12.8 assists per game which puts them in 196th place in D-1. They force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 72nd in Division 1. Villanova averages 76.0 points per contest, which is 94th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 8.2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 99th. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 135th in the nation. They average 37.3 boards per contest and 15.8 assists per game, which ranks them 126th and 43rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 305th with 12.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bluejays give up 68.6 points per game, which ranks them 177th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 42% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 139th and 74th in those defensive statistics. They rank 119th with 11.7 dimes allowed per game and 250th with 36.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Bluejays are 103rd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.0 per contest. Creighton is 45th in the country with 78.3 points per contest this season. They are 55th in D-1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 9.7. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 60th in the country. They are 169th in the nation in rebounding with 36.3 boards per contest and 84th in assists per game with 14.7. The Bluejays are 332nd in turnovers per contest with 11.2.
The Wildcats are 35th in the nation in offensive rating with 109.9. In terms of pace they are 238th in the country with 69.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 62nd. As a team they are 54th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 46% of their shots, ranking 33rd in Division 1. Villanova is 286th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions.
Creighton is 331st in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions. The Bluejays are 55th in the country in offensive rating with 108.6. In terms of pace they are 118th in Division 1 with 71.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 33rd. As a team they are 42nd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 76th in the nation.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Villanova +2.5 and over 144.5 total points
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