Creighton vs Villanova Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for February 4 (Bluejays Outlast Wildcats in Low-Scoring Game)

Devon Platana
Creighton vs Villanova prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game.
Creighton vs Villanova prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game. / AP Photos/Eric Gay

Creighton vs Villanova Game Info

  • 2022-23 NCAA Basketball Regular Season Game
  • Creighton (14-8, 8-3 Big East) vs. Villanova (10-12, 4-7 Big East)
  • Date: Saturday, February 4, 2023
  • Time: 7:30 PM ET
  • Venue: CHI Health Center Omaha -- Omaha, Nebraska

The Creighton Bluejays hope to add to the Villanova Wildcats' woes when the two Big East teams meet for some NCAA college basketball action on Saturday, Feb. 4.

Creighton has been on fire over the last few weeks, winning its fifth consecutive game with Wednesday's 63-53 showing against Georgetown. Meanwhile, Villanova dropped to 3-7 in its last 10 outings with a 73-64 loss to ranked Marquette three nights ago.

Can Creighton keep its winning ways alive at home? Or will Villanova crawl closer to a .500 record with an upset victory?

Creighton vs Villanova Odds & Spread

Creighton enters this contest as the heavy home favorite on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 7:30 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 136.5 points with -110 odds on both sides.

Creighton vs Villanova Betting Trends

  • Creighton has 11 wins in 22 games against the spread this year.
  • The Bluejays' ATS record as 8.5-point favorites or more is 5-6.
  • This year, 10 of Creighton's 22 games have hit the over.
  • Villanova is 7-15-0 against the spread this season.
  • The Wildcats are yet to lose ATS (1-0) as a 8.5-point underdog or more this season.
  • Villanova has seen 11 of its 22 games go over the point total.
Creighton Rank Creighton AVG Villanova AVG Villanova Rank
54th 77.3 Points Scored 70.1 215th
121st 67.5 Points Allowed 68.7 161st
30th 35.8 Rebounds 28.9 322nd
262nd 7.7 Off. Rebounds 6 343rd
59th 8.6 3pt Made 8.7 54th
29th 16 Assists 11.3 318th
38th 10.5 Turnovers 10.2 20th

Creighton vs Villanova Prediction & Pick

Villanova's latest slide can be credited to its offense drying up. The Wildcats are only averaging 68.4 points over their last 10 games and have been held to a 62.0 PPG clip on 42.1% shooting over the last three games. Making matters worse, they've been outscored by an average of six points in their last four road games.

Playing at that same level will make it tough for Villanova to hang with Creighton. The Bluejays have one of the better offenses in the country, scoring 77.3 PPG (No. 34) while shooting 47.2% from the field (No. 33) and averaging 8.6 threes (T-No. 47) with a 34.8% success rate (No. 132).

At the end of the day, Villanova doesn't have the defense to stop the opposition's attack. The Wildcats are allowing 72.4 PPG over their last seven games and with how easily the Bluejays can score the ball, I don't expect that trend to change any time soon.

Look for Creighton to improve its Big East rank with a win.

Final Score Prediction: Creighton: 71 | Villanova: 64

Creighton vs Villanova Best Bet

Siding with the total going under 136.5 points is shaping up to be the best bet tonight. First of all, Creighton and Villanova only allow a combined 136.2 PPG this season. Secondly, the under is 4-1 in the Bluejays' last five games and 8-4 in the Wildcats' last 12.

On top of that, Creighton and Villanova have combined for the under in six of their last eight meetings, finishing with fewer than 136.5 points in three of the last four.

Considering how the under is also a combined 14-7-1 when the Bluejays and Wildcats face Big East teams this season, I'm expecting another low-scoring affair tonight.

Bet: Under 136.5 Points (-110)

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