The Villanova Wildcats hope to send their betting backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the point spread at CenturyLink Center against the Creighton Bluejays.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
If you were backing the Villanova Wildcats in this one, their betting line was listed as -1-point favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline.
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
Supporters of the Villanova Wildcats have watched them go 13-0 and 8-5 ATS on the college basketball season, while the Creighton Bluejays are at 13-0 and 9-2-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Creighton Bluejays are 7-5, while the Villanova Wildcats have a 6-7 mark.
It's a betting matchup between the No. 11-rated Creighton Bluejays and the No. 6-ranked Villanova Wildcats, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.
Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Creighton's No. 8-ranked scoring average of 89.77 PPG, against a Villanova Wildcats defense rated No. 20 and allowing 61.46 PPG. The Creighton Bluejays FG% has averaged 53.92% to date this season, more than the Villanova Wildcats shooters have managed so far (50.35% per game).
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Villanova got 25 points from Josh Hart en route to a 68-65 victory over DePaul on Wednesday at Villanova Pavilion.
Maurice Watson Jr. scored 21 points and helped out with 10 assists for Creighton on Wednesday, leading the Bluejays to a 89-75 victory over Seton Hall at CenturyLink Center.
Next Betting Matchups
Villanova at Butler, Wednesday, January 4th
Creighton at St. John's, Wednesday, January 4th
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