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How and what to watch for No. 5 Villanova vs. No. 19 Creighton

The Villanova Wildcats will look to keep their hold of first place in the Big East when they take on the Creighton Blue Jays.

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Villanova Wildcats guard Justin Moore dribbles past Seton Hall Pirates guard Shavar Reynolds during the second half at Prudential Center. Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

The No. 5-ranked Villanova Wildcats will try to extend their two-game winning streak when they play the No. 15-ranked Creighton Blue Jays on Saturday 5 p.m. ET. on FOX.

The Wildcats (13-2, 8-1 Big East) are coming off of a dominating 96-64 victory over the Marquette Eagles. In that game, sophomore Jeremiah Robinson-Earl scored a season-high 27 points (10-11 FG, 5-5 3pt) and grabbed eight rebounds. He along with the rest of the starters all reached double figures in Wednesday night’s blowout win. Nova also shot 63% from the field and an efficient 59.1% from three-point range.

The Bluejays (15-5, 11-4 Big East) have also won their last two contests and four of their last five games. On Tuesday night Creighton defeated the Georgetown Hoyas 63-48 thanks to Christian Bishop, with the junior forward scored a game-high 17 points and had nine rebounds a Big East win. He is just one of the players that Villanova will have to watch out for, as the Jays have five players who are averaging 10 points or more.

Game Time/TV Channel/Streaming

You can watch Villanova vs. Creighton on Saturday, February 11th at 5:00 p.m. ET on Fox, or you can stream it via this link or on the Fox Sports Go app with a cable or streaming service login. If you don’t have a cable login to access the Fox Sports Go app, you can get a free trial from YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, AT&T TV Now, FuboTV, or Sling TV to stream it.

Point Spread, Totals, Odds, Trends

Point spread: Villanova -3
Point Total: 144.5
Money line: Villanova -159, Creighton +130

  • The No. 5-ranked Wildcats have a record of 8-4 against the spread in their last 12 games this season. They have also looked good away from the friendly confines of The Pavilion with a 4-1 record ATS.
  • As for the Jays, they have not been so hot against the spread, with a record of 2-6 in their last eight games. Additionally, the point total has gone under in eight out of Creighton’s last 12 contests.

The Best Bet

With the line now at -3, we are inching closer away from pick’em territory between these two Big East squads. The Wildcats have looked better in their last two games since losing to St. Johns by 11, defeating Marquette by 32 points before beating Georgetown by 10. The Bluejays will give a better fight than lowly Marquette, and can keep it close with their balanced offense at home.

Pick: Creighton +3

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