Creighton Bluejays vs Villanova Wildcats Prediction, 2/25/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Creighton Bluejays vs Villanova Wildcats
Date: Saturday, February 25, 2023
Location: Finneran Pavilion in Villanova, PA
The Creighton Bluejays (18-10) are headed to Finneran Pavilion on Saturday where they will compete against the Villanova Wildcats (14-14).
The Creighton Bluejays took the court against Marquette and took a loss by a final of 73-71 in their last contest. Creighton ended with a 48.1% FG percentage (26 of 54) and converted 10 out of their 28 shots from beyond the perimeter. At the free throw line, the Bluejays buried 9 of 12 attempts for a percentage of 75.0%. Pertaining to grabbing rebounds, they earned 34 with 6 of them being offensive. They also recorded 16 assists in this matchup as well as forcing 8 turnovers and earning 4 steals. When it comes to defending, Creighton allowed the other team to go 48.3% from the field on 28 of 58 shooting. Marquette doled out 13 dimes and had 10 steals in this game. Additionally, Marquette grabbed 31 rebounds (7 offensive, 24 defensive), but wasn't able to put a block in the stat sheet. Marquette finished the contest at 60.0% from the free throw line by knocking down 12 of 20 shots. They also buried 5 of 18 shots from distance. In the matter of fouls, the Bluejays walked away with 16 while Marquette racked up 18 fouls.
Baylor Scheierman is someone who was a contributor in this contest. He shot 43.8% from the field and also earned 2 dimes. He was on the hardwood for 34 mins played and also snagged 13 boards. He totaled 18 points on 7 out of 16 shooting.
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Creighton will enter this game with a record of 18-10 on the year. They are turning it over 11.8 times per contest and as a unit they commit 13.0 personal fouls every game. As a team, Creighton is pulling down 37.3 rebounds per game and has 440 assists on the campaign, which is 35th in the nation in terms of passing the ball. The Bluejays are shooting 35.3% on three-point attempts (243 of 688) and 75.7% from the free throw line. They are averaging 76.1 points per contest (77th in D-1) while hitting 46.8% from the floor.
Defensively, the Bluejays are able to force 10.5 turnovers per contest while drawing 16.0 personal fouls. They are ranked 151st in college hoops in allowing assists with 349 surrendered on the season. The Bluejays defensively are allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 42.2% (741 of 1,755) and they relinquish 33.4 rebounds per contest as a team. They are surrendering 33.7% on shots from beyond the arc and they rank 115th in D-1 in opponents PPG (67.7).
The last time they took the court, the Villanova Wildcats got the victory with a final of 64-63 when they faced Xavier. The Wildcats snagged 21 defensive rebounds and 3 offensive boards for a total of 24 in this matchup. They also coughed it up 7 times, while recording 7 steals for this contest. Xavier was called for 10 fouls for the game which took the Wildcats to the charity stripe for a total of 9 tries. They were able to bury 8 of them for a rate of 88.9%. In reference to shots from downtown, Villanova made 6 of their 19 attempts (31.6%). Overall, the Wildcats finished the game shooting 25 out of 56 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 44.6%. The Wildcats allowed Xavier to bury 23 out of 51 attempts from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 45.1% in the matchup. They went 34.8% from three-point range by shooting 8 out of 23 and walked away from this one shooting 9 of 12 at the free throw line (75.0%). When it comes to rebounding, Villanova allowed Xavier to collect 33 in all (6 offensive).
Justin Moore pitched in for the Wildcats for this contest. He converted 10 out of 13 for the contest giving him a rate of 76.9%, and had 3 rebounds. He scored 25 points in his 35 minutes of playing time and had 3 dimes in this matchup.
Villanova has a mark of 14-14 on the campaign. The Wildcats are committing 16.0 personal fouls per contest while shooting 82.4% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 11.1 times per game (326th in the nation) and they are turning it over 10.4 times per contest. Villanova has scored 1,941 pts this season (69.3 per game) and they collect 31.5 rebounds per contest. When it comes to executing on offense, the Wildcats are shooting 43.5% from the floor, which is ranked 253rd in Division 1.
The Wildcats on the defensive end are ranked 112th in college basketball in PPG given up with 67.6. They are forcing 11.6 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 44.0% from the floor (214th in the country). The Villanova defense surrenders 34.2% on shots from distance (218 of 638) and their opposition makes 76.8% of their free throw shots. They have surrendered 14.4 dimes and 32.9 rebounds every game, which is 310th and 106th in those categories on the defensive end.
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Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Creighton
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