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(17-5) Creighton Blue Jays vs. Villanova Wildcats (20-1)
Date: Thursday, February 1, 2018
Time: 6:30 PM ET
Venue: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA.
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Villanova -13
CBB Betting Total: OFF
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Creighton Blue Jays
Creighton has gone 2–1 since Martin Krampelj went down with a season-ending ACL injury but those two wins came against St. John’s and Georgetown, two opponents with a combined 3–18 record in the Big East so far.
The Blue Jays have two road games this week, this one and at DePaul on Saturday. The next four conference games are versus Xavier, Marquette, at Butler and then vs. ‘Nova again.
We’re about to see what the Jays are made of.
You’re fooling yourself if you think they get through this unscathed, or even relatively well. The only saving grace is that Xavier and Marquette are both at home.
At best, I say Creighton splits those two and will likely lose again vs. Villanova. It’s no forgone conclusion it will finish in the top half of the conference.
Phil Booth has a broken bone in his right hand and is out indefinitely. I haven’t been able to find any report that estimates how long “indefinitely” means but it doesn’t sound promising.
Even if he is able to come back before the NCAA Tournament, ‘Nova’s rhythm is potentially disrupted.
The Wildcats had three best players and Booth was one of them.
He doesn’t have the handles that Brunson has or the length or athleticism of Bridges but Booth was the Wildcats’ best pure scorer and most confident player in the clutch. This is a gargantuan loss.
I don’t think it’s enough to stop Villanova from winning the Big East regular season, though that game at Xavier is much more of a coin flip now. The ‘Cats are no longer my favorite to win it all, though.
That is, unless Booth comes back with enough time to get right and feel some normalcy.
CBB Betting Trends:
- CRE are 16-5 ATS in their last 21 vs. Big East.
- CRE are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 road games.
- VILL are 11-4 ATS in their last 15 games overall.
- Over is 12-5 in VILL last 17 Thu. games.
- Under is 19-9 in VILL last 28 vs. Big East.
- Head to Head: Over is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings.
Free Creighton vs. Villanova NCAAB Prediction: Villanova leans a little more on its bigs and wins.
The Wildcats are still healthy up front and this is a game where the forwards could get some run. Villanova shouldn’t have much of a problem but the days of the blowouts we’ve gotten used to are, for the most part, over.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Creighton +13
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Creighton 69 – Villanova 81
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