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College Basketball Picks: Creighton Bluejays vs. Villanova Wildcats

Jeff GrantContributor IJanuary 20, 2014

College Basketball Picks: Creighton Bluejays vs. Villanova Wildcats

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    Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports

    The Creighton Bluejays have lost their last 25 true road games against ranked opponents, which is important to consider when making your college basketball picks Monday as they prepare to take on the Villanova Wildcats at the Wells Fargo Center.

    Sports bettors will find that the Bluejays are six-point underdogs in the NCAA basketball odds, with no betting total established in the market.

    Let's take a closer look at this Big East Conference matchup from a betting perspective while offering up a prediction along the way.

     

    Gambling stats via SBR Forum.

Creighton Bluejays

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    Nati Harnik/Associated Press

    The Creighton Bluejays had their 10-game winning streak snapped last time out, suffering an 81-68 defeat to the Providence Friars as four-point road favorites.

    College basketball handicappers will find that the Blue Jays are 4-4 straight up and against the spread as underdogs the last two-plus seasons.

Villanova Wildcats

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    Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

    The Villanova Wildcats have won five games in a row, including an 88-62 blowout victory over the DePaul Blue Demons as 17-point home favorites last Saturday.

    Over the last two-plus seasons, the Wildcats are 30-5 straight up and 22-12-1 against the spread as betting favorites.

Prediction

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    I'm going to recommend that readers back the Villanova Wildcats, as they've covered the number in 28 of their last 39 overall games.

    College Basketball Pick: Villanova Wildcats -6

     

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