Villanova vs Creighton ncaab betting prediction

Villanova Wildcats vs Creighton Prediction 12/20/2023

The Villanova Wildcats (7-4) travel to face off against the Creighton Bluejays (9-2) on Wednesday, December 20th. This game will be played at CHI Health Center Omaha in Omaha and televised on FS1. Both Villanova and Creighton will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip-off is scheduled for 9:00 ET.

Villanova Wildcats vs Creighton Bluejays

The Villanova Wildcats Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Villanova, who currently has a record of 7-4, will be playing against Creighton today. Looking back at their previous five road games, which includes last year, Villanova has a record of 1-4. Villanova’s ATS performance heading into today’s game stands at 5-5. In their previous five games, the team has gone 2-3 vs. the spread.

Villanova’s games have, on average, featured 139.6 points per game leading to an over/under record of 4-5-1. Their average over/under line is currently 138.8 points so far. The Wildcats’ have recorded an over/under record of 0-3 in their last three games, with their games averaging 124 points per game.

The Creighton Bluejays Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Creighton, with a 9-2 overall record, is getting ready for their 12th game of the season. On the road, they have a 3-1 record, while at home they have gone 4-1. With a positive ATS record of 6-3, Creighton is performing well. This includes a 3-1 record on the road vs. the spread and a 3-2 mark at home.

Up to this point, games involving Creighton have had an average of 146.9 points per game, with the average over/under line set at 150 points. Their over/under record is 4-5-0. The Bluejays’ last five games have culminated with an average of 155 points per game and an over/under record of 3-2.

Villanova Offense Breakdown

The Wildcats’ offense finished with 71 points in their previous game, mirroring their current average of 73.2 points per contest. One area that the Villanova offense has been good this season is getting to the line. Currently, they are 148th in free-throw attempts per contest. Overall, they have a field goal percentage of 40%.

Eric Dixon (F) 13.6 7.0 1.4
Justin Moore (G) 13.3 3.5 2.2
Tyler Burton (F) 9.8 7.6 1.0

Creighton Offense Breakdown

The Creighton offense, in their latest game, managed to score just 64 points versus UNLV. During the game, they attempted 29 three-point shots and had a field goal percentage of 40%. The top scorer for the Bluejays was Ryan Kalkbrenner with 22 points, while Baylor Scheierman also chipped in with 16 points.

Baylor Scheierman (G) 18.5 7.2 4.7
Ryan Kalkbrenner (C) 16.1 6.8 1.3
Trey Alexander (G) 15.6 6.2 4.5

Villanova Team Defense

So far this season, the Villanova defense has been performing well, ranking 42nd in the country at 64.0 points allowed per contest. So far, the Villanova defense is giving up an average of 6.5 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 9.5 times per game (340th).

Creighton Team Defense

The Bluejays’ defense is presently ranked 62nd nationally, allowing an average of 65.9 points per contest. The Creighton defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 79 points and allowed UNLV to connect on 10 threes.

Wildcats vs Bluejays Trends

  • In their last three games away from home, the Wildcats have a straight up record of 1-2 while going 1-2 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 75 points per game in these contests.
  • Creighton has played well in their previous three home games, going 2-1 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 77 points per game while allowing 68. The team also performed well vs the spread at 2-1.
  • The last three games that Villanova was the underdog, they have an ATS mark of 1-2 while going 1-2 straight up.
  • The Bluejays have played well in their last five games as the betting favorite, going 4-1 straight up and 3-2 against the spread.

Wildcats vs Bluejays Prediction

We’re putting our money on the Bluejays to win, and have the projected score sitting at 75-67. We also like them to cover the spread, so our recommendation is to bet on the Bluejays at -6.5.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 139.5, and our model predicts the Wildcats and Bluejays to score a combined 142 points. We recommend betting on the over.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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