Creighton Bluejays vs Villanova Wildcats 01/05/2022 Picks, Predictions and Preview
Creighton Bluejays vs Villanova Wildcats 01/05/2022 – Two top three teams from the Big East play is all set to clash in an important conference game from Finneran Pavilion in Villanova, Pennsylvania. The Creighton Bluejays will take the road in this game to take on the Villanova Wildcats. The college basketball betting websites have a predicted winner based on the odds and betting lines. Both teams will enter this game riding a two-game winning streak. Creighton remains at the top of the Big East play and the Wildcats remain at the third position.
Creighton Bluejays vs Villanova Wildcats 01/05/2022
|When:||Wednesday, January 5, 8:30 PM ET|
|Where:||Finneran Pavilion, Villanova, Pennsylvania|
|Creighton Bluejays||+11.5 (-110)||131 o (-110)||+400|
|Villanova Wildcats||-11.5 (-110)||131 u (-110)||-714|
— Creighton Men’s Basketball (@BluejayMBB) January 5, 2022
The Creighton Bluejays won 10 of their 13 overall games on the season and are 2-0 with their conference record. The Bluejays defeated the Marquette Golden Eagles in their last game with a final score of 75-69. Ryan Kalkbrenner recorded a team-high of 20 points after going eight for 12 with his shooting attempts. Creighton is reaching an average of close to 73 points with their scoring offense. The Bluejays have Ryan Hopkins as their leading scorer with 14.5 points per game. Hopkins is also the leader in rebounds with 7.5 boards.
Players to watch: R. Hawkins F (GP 13, MIN 32.8, PTS 14.5, REB 7.5, AST 1.5, STL 0.8, BLK 0.6, TO 1.3, FG% 44.7, FT% 75.9, 3P% 38.1), R. Kalkbrenner C (GP 13, MIN 26.6, PTS 12.9, REB 7.2, AST 0.8, STL 0.5, BLK 2.9, TO 1.2, FG% 71.9, FT% 65.2, 3P% 0), R. Nembhard G (GP 13, MIN 35.3, PTS 12.5, REB 3.5, AST 4.6, STL 1.5, BLK 0.1, TO 3.5, FG% 43.2, FT% 74.4, 3P% 37.8).
The Villanova Wildcats won two of their three conference games and are 9-4 with their overall play. The Wildcats defeated the Seton Hall Pirates in their last game with a final score of 73-67. The Wildcats had Collin Gillespie contribute 21 points after going six for 12 with his shooting attempts in just 30 minutes of gameplay. Brandon Slater contributed 17 points for Villanova from the offensive end. Jermaine Samuels tossed in 11 points and 11 boards in only 32 minutes of gameplay.
Players to watch: C. Gillespie G (GP 13, MIN 34.1, PTS 16.5, REB 3.3, AST 3.2, STL 1.5, BLK 0, TO 1.5, FG% 44.6, FT% 86.5, 3P% 40.4), J. Moore G (GP 13, MIN 33.8, PTS 14.8, REB 4.8, AST 2.3, STL 1.3, BLK 0.1, TO 1.6, FG% 41.6, FT% 66.7, 3P% 36.8), B. Slater F (GP 13, MIN 31.3, PTS 10.8, REB 4.1, AST 1.8, STL 1.2, BLK 0.4, TO 1.2, FG% 48, FT% 80, 3P% 32.6).
Creighton Bluejays vs Villanova Wildcats Betting Predictions
Creighton are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Creighton’s last 18 games.
Creighton are 10-3 SU in their last 13 games.
Creighton are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games against Villanova.
Bluejays are 4-12 SU in their last 16 games against Villanova.
Villanova are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Villanova’s last 8 games.
Villanova are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Villanova’s last 6 games against Creighton.
Villanova are 13-0 SU in their last 13 games at home.
Creighton Bluejays vs Villanova Wildcats Betting Picks
Summary: The Wildcats are a better team than the Bluejays with their overall performance. Villanova is holding the 19th rank in the nation and the NCAA basketball betting picks have predicted Bluejays as the underdog.
Moneyline: The ML for the Bluejays is +400 and the ML for the Wildcats is -714.
ATS: A spread of +11.5 (-110) is out for Creighton and a spread of -11.5 (-110) is out for Villanova.
Totals: Over 131 (-110) is the total for Creighton and Under 131 (-110) is the total for the Wildcats.
Score Prediction: 74-67, Bluejays win.