Creighton Vs Villanova Line & PickNoah Williams
Second-ranked Villanova will have another chance to clinch its fourth consecutive Big East regular-season crown when it hosts No. 23 Creighton in the home finale Saturday afternoon. The NCAA hoops line favors Nova by 10-points. Tip-off is this Saturday, February 25th at 8:30 PM ET on FOX from The Pavilion, in Villanova, Pennsylvania.
The Wildcats beat the BlueJays 80-70 back on December 31st. The defending national champions overcame an early 10-point deficit. The game marked only the second time in Big East history that two unbeaten teams met in a conference game, and it lived up to the hype with nine lead changes and five ties before the Wildcats pulled away late.
Creighton Bluejays Vs Villanova Wildcats Line & Pick
What: No. 23 Ceighton Blue Jays (22-6) at No. 6 Villanova Wildcats (26-3)
When: Saturday, February 25, 2017
Start Time: 3:00 PM ET
Where: Villanova, Pennsylvania
Stadium: The Pavilion
Spread: Nova -10
Watch: FOX Sports
Stream: Fox Sports Go
Why Bet The Creighton Bluejays To Beat The Wildcats
Creighton has lost three of their last five games, including a 68-66 defeat to Providence in their last outing. They are 22-6 SU and 18-8-1 ATS this season. They average 84.3 points per game (16th) and allow 72.3 points per game (181st).
The Bluejays shoot 51.9% from the field (2nd) and 41.1% from three-point land (5th). Junior guard Marcus Foster (18.6 PPG & 2.7 RPG) put up 18 points in the loss to Providence, but it wasn’t enough. Freshman center Justin Patton (13.6 PPG & 6.3 RPG) added 17 points. The Bluejays are 4-5 since star point guard Maurice Watson Jr. went out with a season-ending knee injury.
Creighton averages 35.0 rebounds (228th), 17.6 assists (7th), and 7.41 steals. The BlueJays have a +12.0 point differential this season. Justin Patton leads the team with 6.3 rebounds and Watson Jr. is tops with 1.5 steals.
Why Bet The Villanova Wildcats To Beat The Bluejays
The Wildcats saw a seven-game winning streak end after an unpredictable 74-66 loss to Butler in their last outing. The Wildcats are 26-3 SU and 11-14-2 ATS this season. They average 77.8 points per game (81st) and allow 63.0 points per game (17th).
Villanova shoots 49.6% from the field (8th) and 37.3% from three-point land (78th). Sophomore guard Jalen Brunson (14.3 PPG & 4.3 APG) led the team with 24 points in the loss to Butler. He shot 9-13 from the field. Senior guard Josh Hart (18.7 PPG & 6.6 RPG) scored 18, but the rest of the team didn’t wasn’t up the task.
The Wildcats average 33.5 rebounds (288th), 14.4 assists (120th) and 6.9 steals per game. Villanova has a +14.04 point differential this season. Josh Hart leads the team with 6.6 rebounds and sophomore guard Mikal Bridges with 1.7 steals.
Creighton Vs Villanova Pick
Villanova sports the Big East’s best defense and can clinch first place in the conference. Creighton has one of the league’s top offenses. The Wildcats, coming off a loss to Butler, haven’t suffered consecutive defeats since March 2013.
Villanova to win and cover the spread.