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#9 Villanova vs. Creighton: Live stream info, game preview, picks and predictions & more

No 9 Villanova opens Big East play on Friday when heading out to Omaha to meet Creighton.

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The only Top 25 team in action on Friday are the No. 9 Villanova Wildcats and they will officially open Big East play when traveling to Omaha to meet the Creighton Blue Jays.

Villanova (7-3) has struggled against fellow Top 10 opponents this year and were outclassed in a 57-36 loss at No. 1 Baylor this past Sunday. The Wildcats were abysmal from the field against the reigning national champs, shooting just 22.2% on the afternoon. The only Nova player who somewhat produced on offense was Justin Moore, who finished with 15 points and six rebounds.

Creighton (8-3) is also entering conference play coming off a loss, getting edged by Arizona State 58-57 on Tuesday. The Blue Jays held onto the lead for a majority of the contest until letting it slip away midway through the second half. A Ryan Nembhard buzzer-beater attempt came up short at the end. Ryan Kalkbrenner led Creighton with 16 points and nine rebounds.

How to watch Villanova vs. Creighton

When: Friday, December 17th, 8:00 p.m. ET
Where: CHI Health Center in Omaha, Nebraska
Where to live stream online: FOX Live, Bally Sports App on iOS or Google Play
Live updates and stats: At DraftKings Sportsbook


Spread: Villanova -6.5
Total: 134

The Pick

Under 134

These have been two of the more under-friendly teams in the Big East this season and we can expect a good slugfest between them to ring in conference play. Go with the under in Omaha here.

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