#14 Creighton vs #10 Villanova path to March Madness | 2021 NCAA Basketball Expert Analysis

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  • -ranked Villanova hosts second-place and No. 14 Creighton wednesday. Nova will be favored on the NCAAB odds and is +1800 to win the title that is national. The Bluejays are +3300.How to Bet Creighton at Villanova NCAA Basketball Odds & TV Info
  • When: Wednesday, 8:30 PM ET
  • Where: Finneran Pavilion
  • TV: Fox Sports 1(:(* that is*)Stream Fox Sports GoRadio:
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TBA (Villanova will be favored)

Last MeetingWhen these teams played in Omaha on Feb. 13, the Bluejays rolled shockingly easily 86-70 when they were ranked No. 19 and Villanova fifth. Creighton star Marcus Zegarowski

scored a season-high 25 points. Zegarowski was a throughout that is constant bested Collin Gillespie within the highly expected matchup of two for the nation’s top point guards. Creighton knocked down a opponent that is top-five the first time since beating Villanova in February 2018. It was Villanova’s most loss that is lopsided a 25-point beat to Ohio State in November 2019.

Why Bet on Creighton? | 2021 NCAA Basketball Expert AnalysisCreighton (17-6) had a winning that is four-game snapped Saturday, 77-69 at Xavier. Senior Paul Scruggs and sophomore Zach* that are freemantle( combined for 40 points, 17 rebounds and eight assists to lead the Musketeers.After Creighton hit the opening basket for the half that is second tie the game, the Musketeers went on a 10-0 run capped by a Scruggs three pointer – giving Xavier its first double-figure lead (43-33) of the game at the 15:12 mark. Xavier led by as many as 13 points (67-54) with 5:48 left in regulation before Creighton scored nine points that are unanswered shutting within four points (67-63) and forcing a Xavier timeout (3:38). The Musketeers Creighton that is outscored, down the stretch on 4-for-6 shooting. Dwon Odom and Adam Kunkel

both scored four points in the final four minutes of the game.

Xavier won the battle on the glass, 36-32, and scored three more points off of turnovers (12-9). The Musketeers also had four more blocks (9-5). Xavier hit 54.2 percent (32-for-59) of its shot attempts, its mark that is fourth-highest in game this period.Damien Jefferson paced Creighton with 19 points and* that is( Marcus Zegarowski had a double-double with 15 points and 10 assists. Creighton shot 42.6 percent from the field and just 50 percent in 16 throw that is free. The Bluejays did own a advantage that is decisive transition, outscoring XU 19-4 in fast break points. Mitch Ballock tied a Big East record by appearing in his career league that is 72nd game. With 11 points, Ballock tied Ben Walker for 26th on Creighton’s scoring that is all-time with 1,238 career points. Zegarowski moved into 32nd on Creighton’s scoring that is all-time with 1,149 profession points, moving Khyri Thomas

(1,140).

Why Bet on Villanova? | 2021 NCAA Basketball Professional Analysis

The Wildcats (15-4) had been upset 73-61 at Butler on Sunday. After a 9-0 Villanova run cut Butler’s result in 42-37 with 14:14 to relax and play, Butler reacted with a 12-2 spurt to simply take its lead that is largest of the game (54-39) at the 10:40 mark. Villanova got no closer than seven the rest of the real way.Butler restricted Villanova to 2-of-27 shooting from three-point range within the game. Butler’s final four opponents have actually combined to shoot just 15-of-91 from three-point range (16.5 %). Freshman Chuck Harris

had a game-high 20 points, their 4th game that is 20-point of season. Fifteen of Harris’s points came in the half that is first. Senior Bryce Nze posted their double-double that is fifth of season with 12 points and 11 rebounds. Nze tied a career-high with five assists. It was Butler’s second Top 10 win of the season; the Bulldogs also defeated No. 8/6 Creighton on Jan. 16.“I don’t think you could have scripted this any better for our seniors on their day that is senior, Butler coach LaVall Jordan

stated. “This is certainly one where you felt like our dudes deserved it. We had commitment that is great the game plan and had really good resiliency throughout. We knew that Nova would have a run we were able to respond each time.”Sophomore in them, and Jeremiah Robinson-Earl delivered their double-double that is fourth of with 16 points and 16 rebounds for Nova. Colin Gillespie finished with 14 points, five boards, and two assists.

Justin Moore and Caleb Daniels finished with 10 points apiece for the Wildcats, but the team could not overcome the Bulldogs’ defense. The Wildcats had just six assists on their 24 made field goals.Butler’s huge win at

Hankie* that is fieldhouse( ended up being a stark comparison towards the groups’ past conference back December, that the Wildcats dominated, 85-66.

“They Just played us said and 1-on-1, go ahead, try and beat us,” said Villanova coach Jay Wright. “They didn’t bring help and we weren’t physical or aggressive enough to beat them 1-on-1 or force help. I give their physicalness a complete lot of credit.”

  • Villanova dropped to No. 10 within the AP that is new poll Monday. Creighton dropped a spot to #14 and is the only other team from the conference ranked.

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