No. 9 Villanova @ Creighton
Current Records: Villanova 7-3; Creighton 8-3
What to Know
The #9 Villanova Wildcats are 10-3 against the Creighton Bluejays since January of 2016, and they’ll have a chance to extend that success on Friday. Villanova is on the road again on Friday and plays against Creighton at 8 p.m. ET Dec. 17 at CHI Health Center Omaha. The teams split their matchups last year, with the Bluejays winning the first 86-70 at home and the Wildcats taking the second 72-60.
A win for Villanova just wasn’t in the stars on Sunday as the team never even grasped a temporary lead. Things couldn’t have gone much worse for them as they lost 57-36 to the Baylor Bears. Guard Justin Moore (15 points) was the top scorer for Villanova.
Meanwhile, Creighton was just a bucket short of a victory on Tuesday and fell 58-57 to the Arizona State Sun Devils. Forward Ryan Hawkins had a pretty forgettable game, finishing with only six points on 2-for-12 shooting in his 32 minutes on the court.
The Wildcats are the favorite in this one, with an expected 6.5-point margin of victory. They have been consistent moneymakers against the spread when favored (5-2), so they might be worth a quick bet.
These two teams will surely be fighting tooth and nail to get back into the win column after losses this week. Neither squad could put together much of an offensive attack, so expect every point to count.
How To Watch
When: Friday at 8 p.m. ETWhere: CHI Health Center Omaha — Omaha, NebraskaTV: Fox Sports 1Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)Follow: CBS Sports AppTicket Cost: $24.00
The Wildcats are a solid 6.5-point favorite against the Bluejays, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Wildcats as a 6-point favorite.
See college basketball picks for every single game, including this one, from SportsLine’s advanced computer model. Get picks now.
Villanova have won ten out of their last 13 games against Creighton.
Mar 03, 2021 – Villanova 72 vs. Creighton 60Feb 13, 2021 – Creighton 86 vs. Villanova 70Feb 01, 2020 – Creighton 76 vs. Villanova 61Jan 07, 2020 – Villanova 64 vs. Creighton 59Feb 06, 2019 – Villanova 66 vs. Creighton 59Jan 13, 2019 – Villanova 90 vs. Creighton 78Feb 24, 2018 – Creighton 89 vs. Villanova 83Feb 01, 2018 – Villanova 98 vs. Creighton 78Mar 11, 2017 – Villanova 74 vs. Creighton 60Feb 25, 2017 – Villanova 79 vs. Creighton 63Dec 31, 2016 – Villanova 80 vs. Creighton 70Feb 03, 2016 – Villanova 83 vs. Creighton 58Jan 02, 2016 – Villanova 85 vs. Creighton 71
Injury Report for Creighton
Shereef Mitchell: Game-Time Decision (Undisclosed)
Injury Report for Villanova
Bryan Antoine: Game-Time Decision (Knee)