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When: Sunday, January 13, 12:00 PM. ET.
The Creighton Bluejays will be trying to snap a two-game losing streak when they take on the Villanova Wildcats on Sunday afternoon.
Wildcats Going For Fifth Consecutive Win
The Wildcats have bounced back from a two-game losing streak and have won their last four games. They will be going for their fifth win in a row and 11th win in their last 13 games when they face the Bluejays on Sunday.
— Villanova MBB (@NovaMBB) January 10, 2019
Villanova has been solid on the offensive end, averaging 74.4 points per game. The Wildcats are shooting 44 percent from the field and 34 percent from three-point range.
Phil Booth leads the way for the Wildcats with 17.6 points and 3.7 rebounds per game. Eric Paschall is averaging 16.3 points and 6.3 rebounds per game, while Collin Gillespie is averaging 10.7 points and 2.8 rebounds per game.
The Wildcats have played well on defense, holding opponents to 66 points per game, which is 54th in the country. They gave up 71 points in their last game and will need a better effort to get the win over the Bluejays.
Bluejays Looking For Fourth Win In Six Games
The Bluejays followed up a three-game winning streak by losing their last two games. They will be trying to snap their losing streak and pick up their fourth win in their last six games when they face the Wildcats on Sunday.
— Creighton Men’s Basketball (@BluejayMBB) January 10, 2019
Creighton has been very efficient on offense this season, averaging 84.9 points per game. The team is shooting 51 percent from the field and 44 percent from three-point range.
Ty-Shon Alexander leads the team with 17.1 points and 3.3 rebounds per game. Mitch Ballock is averaging 11.2 points and 3.9 rebounds per game, while Martin Krampelj is averaging 10.8 points and 5.8 rebounds per game.
The Bluejays haven’t been as efficient on defense, giving up 76.6 points per game. They gave up 106 points in their loss to Marquette and will need to play significantly better if they want to snap their losing streak.
- 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Big East.
- 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of greater than .600.
- 1-4 ATS in their last 5 after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game.
- 5-0 ATS in their last 5 when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game.
- 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600.
- 6-2 ATS in their last 8 road games.
The Bottom Line What to bet on this game.
Full-Game Side Bet
The Bluejays have struggled against the spread, losing four of their last five home games against teams with winning records and four of their last five games against Big East opponents. The Wildcats have played well against the spread, winning five of their last six road games against teams with winning home records and six of their last eight road games.
Prediction: Villanova Wildcats
Full-Game Total Pick
The Wildcats have played under the total in three of their last four games against Big East opponents and five of their last six games after an ATS loss. The Bluejays have played under the total in 15 of their last 20 home games against teams with winning road records.
Half-Time Side Pick
The Wildcats will win the first half of this game because they have outplayed the Bluejays in the first half of their last three games. The teams are even offensively with the Wildcats averaging 37 points per game and the Bluejays averaging 36 points per game. However, the Wildcats have the edge on the defensive end, holding opponents to 34 points per game while the Bluejays are giving up 39.3 points per game.
Prediction: Villanova Wildcats
Half-Time Total Bet
The Bluejays and Wildcats are averaging 73 combined points in the first half of their last three games. They will go over the first half total in this game if they keep up their current scoring pace.