Villanova vs Creighton Prediction - Basketball Picks 3/9/23

Creighton Bluejays (20-11) vs Villanova Wildcats (17-15)

Game Info: Thursday, March 9, 2023 at 9:30 pm (Madison Square Garden)

Betting Odds: Creighton -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Villanova Wildcats and Creighton Bluejays face off on Thursday in a college basketball showdown in the Big East tournament at Madison Square Garden. When these two teams faced off on February 6th it was Creighton that secured the 66-61 victory. 

Villanova  Betting Preview

Villanova comes into this game with a 17-15 record overall and they are coming off an easy victory over Georgetown on Wednesday. The defense was lights out, and although the offense for the Wildcats still had some lulls they still easily made it over 70 points again. Villanova had four different players that finished with at least 10 points. Villanova is averaging 69.9 points while their defense is giving up 67.8 points per game. Eric Dixon is having a strong season averaging 15.7 points while shooting 50.3 percent from the field and 37.8 percent from behind the three point line. 

Creighton Betting Preview

On the other side of this matchup is Creigthon who sits with a 20-11 record overall and they are coming off another victory in the last game. The Bluejays scored 84 points against DePaul and that was enough to secure the 14 point victory. Trey Alexander finished with 21 points and six rebounds. Creighton is averaging 76.8 points while the defense is giving up 67.9 points per game. Ryan Kalkbrenner is having a strong season averaging 15.1 points while shooting 70.4 percent from the field. 

Shane’s Free Pick

Villanova knows to find success in this game they need to slow down the pace of this game. I also don’t really trust their offense, even though they are coming off a strong offensive game on Wednesday where they scored 80 points. Look for both of these teams to struggle to score here, and the under is going to cash.

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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