Creighton vs Villanova Prediction College Basketball Picks 3/9/24

Villanova (17-13) vs Creighton (22-8)

Game Info: Saturday, March 9, 2024 at 2:30 pm (Wells Fargo Center)

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The Creighton Bluejays will play the Villanova Wildcats in a Big East game on Saturday afternoon at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Creighton has won six of their last seven games, while Villanova has won two of their last three. Let’s take a look at the betting matchup and the Creighton vs Villanova prediction.

Creighton Preview

The Creighton Bluejays are 22-8 (13-6) this year after they defeated Marquette by a score of 89-75 in their last game. Creighton led 42-40 at halftime and they out scored Marquette 47-35 in the second half for the win. The Bluejays shot 54.1% from the field and made 13 three pointers in the game. Creighton defeated Seton Hall by a score of 85-64 in the game prior to Marquette, but lost to St. John’s before that. The Bluejays are scoring 81.2 points per game with 38 rebounds per game and 17.3 assists per game, while allowing 69.5 points against per game this year. Baylor Scheierman is averaging 18.5 points per game, 8.9 rebounds per game, and 4.0 assists per game. Creighton is shooting 49.1% from the field, 77.6% on free throws, and 36.5% on three pointers this season. 

Villanova Preview

The Villanova Wildcats are 17-13 (10-9) this season after they lost to Seton Hall by a score of 66-56 in their last game. Villanova trailed 30-24 at the half and they only managed 32 points in the second half in the loss. The Wildcats shot 35.2% from the field and were -10 in rebounding margin in the game. Villanova had won five of their previous six games, with the lone loss coming on the road against UConn. The Wildcats are scoring 71.2 points per game with 34.9 rebounds per game and 12.7 assists per game, while giving up 65.5 points against per game this season. Eric Dixon is averaging 16 points, 6.2 rebounds, and 1.7 assists per game. Villanova is shooting 42.6% from the field, 81.7% on free throws, and 34.1% on three pointers this year. 

Creighton vs Villanova Betting Prediction

Villanova comes into this matchup right on the bubble for the NCAA Tournament and they could really use a big win in this game. The Wildcats have finished the season strong, but they started the year playing very poorly. Villanova is only shooting 42.6% from the field, but they will be at home for this game. Creighton has won six of their last seven games and their offense is on a roll, scoring at least 85 points in three of their last four. Villanova did beat Creighton by a score of 68-66 in the first meeting, but I don’t think that will be the case here. Creighton is too good offensively and has the rebounding advantage. Take the Bluejays here. 

David’s Pick Creighton ML

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