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Creighton Bluejays vs Wildcats College Hoops Game Preview

Creighton BluejaysVillanova Wildcats
15-2January 20, 2014, 07:00 | Villanova Pavilion16-1

Creighton pays a visit to Villanova on Monday, hoping to send the Wildcats to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Villanova Pavilion.

The Wildcats are 16-1 so far on the season, and 12-3 ATS vs. the number. The Bluejays, meanwhile, are 15-2 and 11-4 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Villanova go 11-4 and the Bluejays go 6-9 on the totals.

View Creighton Bluejays vs Villanova Wildcats Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting Creighton before tip-off in this one found them as 5.5-point underdogs over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Wildcats at No. 2 and the Bluejays at No. 5 heading into this contest.

Creighton was an 81-68 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Providence. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as favorites. Doug McDermott scored 21 points in a futile effort to lead the Bluejays to a win (they lost 81-68 to Providence at Dunkin Donuts Center on Saturday).

In their last action, Villanova was an 88-62 winner at home against DePaul. They covered the 17-point spread as favorites. Villanova cruised to victory on Saturday, running DePaul out of the gym and running up an 88-62 score at Villanova Pavilion.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Bluejays is ranked No. 97 in NCAA hoops at 36.94 per game. Contrast that with Villanova’s No. 34 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Villanova is the No. 8-ranked team in the country at 8.88 per game, while Creighton rates No. 2 at 10.83 per game.

Next up:
Creighton home to Georgetown, Saturday, January 25th
Villanova at Marquette, Saturday, January 25th