Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Bluejays vs. Wildcats CBB Odds
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2021 NCAA Basketball Handicapping
(17-5) #13 Creighton Bluejays vs. #10 Villanova Wildcats (15-4)
Date: Wednesday March 3, 2021
Time: 8:30 PM ET
Venue: William B. Finneran Pavilion, Villanova, Pennsylvania
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Wildcats -4.0
CBB Betting Total: O/U 149.0
For the second time this season, the Creighton Bluejays and Villanova Wildcats will meet in what will be a big matchup for the Big East standings. The Wildcats and Bluejays are first and second in the standings, respectively. Creighton won the last matchup, 86-70.
Creighton’s chances to capture a Big East took a significant hit Saturday when they fell on the road against Xavier. That was until Villanova lost as well. Creighton controls its own destiny from here. If they win their final two games, they win the Big East.
Preseason All-American Marcus Zegarowski is starting to find his old self and is now averaging 15 PPG, which leads the team. His teammates have stepped up and increased their production. Denzel Mahoney, Damien Jefferson and Mitch Ballock have collectively scored 46 percent of Creighton’s points this season and combine to average around 43 points a night.
Creighton leads the conference in field goal percentage (.482) while averaging 78.8 PPG and yielding just 68.6 points per contest. Damien Jefferson will be the player to watch out for in this one, as he has scored in double figures in all but a handful of games.
Creighton ranks 12th in the country in terms of offensive efficiency. They are top-10 in the nation in effective field goal percentage and 2-point percentage. The Bluejays shoot 36.7 percent from deep as well
Creighton had won four in a row prior to their loss to Butler. The Bluejays have been an effective 7-3 on the road this season.
Villanova seeks to avoid losing two in a row for the first time since last February. Villanova has struggled on the road this season, and it was evident in the loss to Butler. The Wildcats were dominated and shot an abysmal 2-of-27 from deep.
The Wildcats have been great at home this season, however. The Cats are 8-0 at home this season and 4-1 ATS at home in their last five.
Jeremiah Robinson-Earl and Collin Gillespie are both playing like the Preseason All-Big East selections they were recognized as November. The duo is averaging 30 points per game and is one of the best pick-and-roll threats in the nation.
Also scoring at a double-figure clip are Justin Moore (12.8 ppg.), Caleb Daniels (10.6 ppg., .443 3fg%) and Jermaine Samuels (11.1 ppg., 6.5 rpg.).
Villanova averages 77.2 points per game while allowing just 67.9 per contest. The Wildcats shoot 46.7 percent from the floor, 36.1 percent from downtown and 78.2 percent at the line
CBB Betting Trends:
- Bluejays are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
- Bluejays are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall.
- Bluejays are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 road games.
- Bluejays are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
- Wildcats are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 home games.
- Wildcats are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
- Wildcats are 35-15-2 ATS in their last 52 games following a ATS loss.
Free Creighton Bluejays vs. Villanova Wildcats NCAAB Prediction:
Villanova has been red hot at home this year, and I’m sticking with that trend and taking the Wildcats.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Villanova 77 Creighton 71
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