Creighton Bluejays vs Villanova Wildcats 2-25-23 NCAA Basketball Prediction, Best Bets and Odds

Creighton Bluejays vs Villanova Wildcats 2/25/23 – The Creighton Bluejays, ranked 19th overall, will attempt to get back on track Saturday as they travel to Philadelphia to take on the Villanova Wildcats. The Bluejays have an overall record of 18-10 and are 12-5 in Big East, while the Wildcats’ record is 14-14 and 9-9 in conference. Creighton Bluejays won the match 66-61 in Villanova’s home arena back in February but Villanova covered. In these two teams, Creighton was expected to claim the victory based on the college basketball betting stats.

Creighton Bluejays vs Villanova Wildcats

Date & Time: Saturday, February 25, 2023 at 12:00 PM ET

Location: Wells Fargo Center

Creighton Bluejays vs Villanova Wildcats Betting Odds


Moneyline: -170

Spread: -4 (-105) 

Total: 137.5 over (-105) 


Moneyline: +160

Spread: +4 (-105) 

Total: 137.5 under (-105)

Creighton Bluejays vs Villanova Wildcats Analysis

The Creighton Bluejays, ranked 19th, are coming off Tuesday’s 73-71 defeat to Marquette. This was their second loss in three games, dropping them to 18-10 overall. They are also 12-5 in the Big East. They are currently tied for second with Providence and Xavier, and they had a great opportunity to draw even with Marquette in the first place game. However, they now have two games to go. Tyler Kolek made a jumper in 29 seconds and it was the winner of the game. Marquette won an intensely contested match. Creighton added five more three-pointers, while both teams shot 48%. The Bluejays were hurt by turnovers, as they gave it up 15 more times. Baylor Scheierman was the leading scorer with 18 points, while Ryan Nembhard had 16 points and 5 assists. Ryan Kallbrenner contributed 12 points and 4 assists.

Although the Villanova Wildcats will not be invited to the Big Dance in March, don’t doubt they could run the Big East tournament table and secure a spot. Although it is unlikely, it is possible. Despite being just 14-14 overall, and 8-9 in Big East, they can compete with any conference team. On Tuesday, they proved it again with a 64-63 win at Xavier. They beat one of the top conference teams in their building. To win the game, Villanova was able to erase a 13-point deficit in the second half. Justin Moore led Villanova scoring 25 points, including 4 three-pointers. Cam Whitmore scored 11 points and had 4 assists.

Creighton Bluejays vs Villanova Wildcats Against the Spread

Creighton are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games. The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Creighton’s last 8 games. Creighton are 9-2 SU in their last 11 games. Creighton Bluejays are 5-14 SU in their last 19 games against Villanova. The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Creighton’s last 10 games on the road.

Villanova are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games. The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Villanova’s last 9 games. Villanova are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games. The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Villanova’s last 5 games against Creighton.

Villanova are 15-3 SU in their last 18 games at home.

Creighton Bluejays vs Villanova Wildcats Free Pick

The Big East conference is great. You have five nationally-ranked teams and then there’s a second tier that can beat any country person on a given night. Villanova is in the second tier. However, as we saw last night, they can beat even the best on the road. Creighton’s large stature is the key difference in this game. Kalkbrenner is difficult to stop, and the Creighton Bluejays have a substantial rebounding advantage. Creighton Bluejays was favorable and the best bet today to win and cover the spread. 

Free Pick: Creighton Bluejays -4 (-105)