No. 14 Creighton at No. 10 Villanova
The highest two groups within the Massive East Convention standings sq. off when Creighton visits Villanova tonight. Tipoff for the Bluejays vs. Wildcats contest is slated for 8:30 p.m. ET at Finneran Pavilion in Villanova, Pa. That is their second assembly this season. Creighton crushed Villanova 86–70 as 2-point underdogs at residence within the first sport on Feb. 13. These groups cut up the season collection yr, with each groups profitable on the street. Villanova received the primary sport, 64–59, and Creighton received the second assembly, 76–61.
Creighton (17–6, 13–5 Massive East) is trying to rebound following a 77–69 loss in opposition to Xavier on the street throughout their final sport on Saturday. The Musketeers outscored the Bluejays 44–34 within the second half and received as 4-point underdogs at residence. Prior to that, Creighton had received seven of their earlier eight video games, and the loss snapped a four-game profitable streak. Whereas they’ve had success profitable straight up, the Bluejays have struggled to cowl as they’re 4–9 in opposition to the unfold throughout their final 13 video games.
Villanova (15-4, 10–3 Massive East) is again at residence after a 73–61 loss in opposition to Butler on the street on Saturday. The Wildcats had been down 34–24 at halftime and misplaced as 10.5-point favorites. Prior to that, Villanova defeated St. John’s 81–58 as 11-point chalk and UConn 68-60 as 7.5-point favorites throughout two video games at residence. The Wildcats are 8–0 straight up and 5–3 in opposition to the unfold throughout eight video games at Finneran Pavilion this season. Villanova locks up the No. 1 seed within the Massive East event with a win.
These groups are separated by a half-game within the Massive East standings and posted nearly an identical stats. Creighton has a slight edge on offense as they common 78.6 ppg whereas Villanova scores 77.2 ppg. The Wildcats are barely higher on protection as they permit 67.9 ppg whereas the Bluejays surrender 68.8 ppg. This struggle for first place within the Massive East has the makings of a one-possession sport that might go both approach. Anticipating a detailed contest, take the factors and again Creighton.
Decide: Creighton Bluejays +4.5 (-108) at DraftKings
Boston Faculty at No. 11 Florida State
Groups at reverse ends of the Atlantic Coast Convention standings meet when Boston Faculty visits Florida State. Tipoff for the Eagles vs. Seminoles sport is slated for 9:00 p.m. ET on the Donald L. Tucker Middle in Tallahassee, Fla. That is the lone common season assembly between these groups this yr. Together with an 80–62 win final season, as 17-point favorites at residence, Florida State has received eight of the final 10 video games in opposition to Boston Faculty. The Eagles have misplaced 9 straight video games as guests on this collection.
Boston Faculty (4–13, 2–9 ACC) heads to Florida following a 94–90 win in opposition to Notre Dame at residence on Saturday. The Eagles led 42–35 at halftime and received outright as 7-point underdogs. Boston Faculty was enjoying for the primary time since Feb. 13 after video games in opposition to North Carolina and Georgia Tech had been canceled. Prior to scoring a season-high 94 factors in opposition to the Preventing Irish, the Eagles struggled on offense throughout losses to Syracuse (75–67), Wake Forest (69–65), and North Carolina State (81–65).
Florida State (14–4, 10–3 ACC) is again at residence after three street video games. The Seminoles look to rebound after a 78–70 loss to North Carolina as two-point favorites on Saturday. Florida State was main 41–29 at halftime, however the Tar Heels outscored the Seminoles 49-29 in the course of the second half. Prior to that, Florida State defeated Miami 88–71 and Pittsburgh 79–72. Together with an 81–60 win in opposition to No. 7 Virginia throughout their final sport in Tallahassee on Feb. 13, the Seminoles are 11–1 at residence this season.
As one would anticipate, given the file of each groups, Florida State enters this contest with higher numbers throughout the board. The Seminoles common 79.2 ppg on offense whereas the Eagles rating 72.7 ppg. Florida State permits 69.7 ppg on protection whereas Boston Faculty offers up 78.3 ppg. Boston Faculty has lined the unfold throughout 4 of their final 5 street video games, and they’re 3-0 ATS as double-digit canine this season. Florida State is the vastly superior workforce, however I’m taking the factors and backing the Eagles.
Decide: Boston Faculty Eagles +18.5 (-109) at DraftKings
2020–21 NCAA Basketball Betting Document: 29-23 ATS
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