Against the Spread Pick
Creighton is not the best team in the Big East but they are dangerous because they shoot so well. If you are going to win on the road then you have to be able to make threes and they have lots of guys who can do that. They have four guards averaging in double figures for the season, led by Ty-Shon Alexander, one of the most underrated players in the country. That is how you take down a former champion. Villanova is a game behind Seton Hall in the Big East standings. They seem to be finding their stride though with 7 straight wins, 5-2 ATS. I wish they had a little more star power because I am not totally sure Saddiq Bey is that guy, even though he leads the team in scoring and is making a ridiculous 46% of his threes. At home in Philly this team is really tough to beat and they are heady with Colin Gilaspie having a knack for making the right play. Take Villanova.
Over Under Pick
The Wildcats are all about winning. They can play stingy defense and beat Kansas and they can run up and down the floor when they need to as well. I think Creighton will force the Wildcats to play a little faster than they would like. Their game a few weeks back went under but I am expecting the opposite in this one. Take the over.