Villanova goes up against Creighton
The Creighton Bluejays get another chance to blow out the Villanova Wildcats on Sunday as those two ranked teams hit the floor together in college basketball betting action.
Creighton trounced Villanova 96-68 as a 6.5-point road underdog when the two schools met for the first time this season back on January 20.
That game turned out to be an easy OVER result for totals bettors at the online sportsbooks.
The Wildcats will look to vanquish their hosts on Sunday, as they are 17-5 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Bluejays are 13-9 ATS. Villanova is 15-7 against the total, while Creighton is 8-14 versus the number.
Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Bluejays as -3.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.
The Bluejays - Wildcats odds would favor the Wildcats if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Creighton is rated No. 19 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Villanova is at No. 16.
Creighton was a 68-63 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Butler. They failed to cover the 8-point spread as favorites. The Bluejays got a terrific 26-point effort from Doug McDermott as Creighton defeated Butler 68-63 on Thursday at Hinkle Fieldhouse.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Wildcats is ranked No. 44 in NCAA hoops at 37.79 per game. Contrast that with Creighton’s No. 90 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Creighton is the No. 2-ranked team in the country at 10.42 per game, while Villanova rates No. 5 at 9.21 per game.
A few Wildcats at Bluejays trends to consider:
Villanova is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Villanova is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Villanova's last 14 games
Villanova is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Creighton is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Creighton is 15-2 SU in its last 17 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Creighton's last 5 games
Creighton is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games at home
Villanova at Providence, Tuesday, February 18th
Creighton at Marquette, Wednesday, February 19th