Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Villanova vs. Creighton odds, line: 2022 college basketball picks, Jan. 5 prediction from proven model

The Creighton Bluejays and the No. 19 Villanova Wildcats will face off in a Big East clash at 8:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday at Finneran Pavilion. The Wildcats are 9-4 overall and 4-0 at home, while Creighton is 10-3 overall and 2-0 on the road. The two Big East rivals have played twice a year since conference realignment and it’s been an incredibly competitive series.

Villanova has won six of the last 10 head-to-head matchups but the two programs have each covered the spread five times during that span. The Wildcats are favored by 10.5 points in the latest Villanova vs. Creighton odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 129.5. Before entering any Creighton vs. Villanova picks, you’ll want to see the college basketball predictions from the model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every Division I college basketball game 10,000 times. Over the past five-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated an impressive profit of almost $2,200 for $100 players on its top-rated college basketball picks against the spread. Anyone who has followed it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Villanova vs. Creighton. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several college basketball odds for Creighton vs. Villanova:

  • Villanova vs. Creighton spread: Villanova -10.5
  • Villanova vs. Creighton over-under: 129.5 points

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What you need to know about Villanova

Even if it wasn’t a dominant performance, Villanova beat the Seton Hall Pirates 73-67 this past Saturday. Four players on Villanova scored in the double digits: guard Collin Gillespie (21), forward Brandon Slater (17), guard Justin Moore (13), and forward Jermaine Samuels (11).

After getting hurt in the middle of last season, Gillespie’s return has been a huge boon for the Wildcats. The fifth-year senior, who was a role player on the national championship team in 2018, is averaging 16.5 points and shooting 40.4 percent from the 3-point line. He now has 1,478 points in his Villanova career and could be come just the 33rd player in program history to reach 1,500 on Wednesday with a big night.

What you need to know about Creighton

Meanwhile, Creighton didn’t have too much breathing room in its game with the Marquette Golden Eagles this past Saturday, but it still walked away with a 75-69 win. It was another big night for Creighton’s center Ryan Kalkbrenner, who posted a double-double on 20 points and 12 rebounds while blocking four shots.

The seven-footer is averaging 12.9 points, 7.2 rebounds and 2.9 blocks per game this season and he’ll be a difficult interior force to deal with for a Villanova roster that doesn’t include anybody taller than 6-foot-9. Ryan Hawkins also had a double-double with 18 points and 12 rebounds in the double-overtime thriller against Marquette and he’s averaging 14.5 points and 7.5 rebounds per game this season.

How to make Creighton vs. Villanova picks

The model has simulated Villanova vs. Creighton 10,000 times and the results are in. We can tell you that the model is leaning over and it’s also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in 60 percent of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Villanova vs. Creighton? And which side hits 60 percent of the time? Visit SportsLine now to find out, all from the model that has crushed its college basketball picks.

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