Creighton Bluejays vs Xavier Musketeers NCAAB Betting Prediction

Creighton Bluejays vs Xavier Musketeers Prediction 2/10/2024

The Creighton Bluejays (16-7) travel to face off against the Xavier Musketeers (13-10) on Saturday, February 10th. This game will be played at Cintas Center in Cincinnati and televised on FOX. Xavier is coming off a win in their previous game, while Creighton is looking to get back on track from a loss to the Butler. Tip-off is set for 12:30 ET.

Creighton Bluejays vs Xavier Musketeers

The Creighton Bluejays Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Creighton is 16-7 overall this season, and they have gone 7-4 in Big East play. They are 6-3 on the road, and their average scoring margin on the road is +8.7 points per game. So far, they have been the underdog in just two games, going 0-2 in those contests.

In their most recent game, the Bluejays lost to Butler by a score of 99-98. Over their last 10 games on the road, they have gone 6-4, and they are 3-2 in their last five road games.

Creighton’s ATS record this season is 10-12, but they have a winning record vs. the spread on the road at 6-3. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Bluejays are 5-5 ATS.

Creighton’s over/under record this season is 10-12 and today’s over/under line of 152.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (148.8). Today’s line is lower than the average scoring total in their last three games (174) and their over/under record in their last three games is 3-0.

The Xavier Musketeers Are Coming Off A Win

After a win over Villanova, Xavier is 13-10 overall and 7-5 in Big East play. At home, the Musketeers have gone 10-4 compared to 3-6 on the road.

On the season, Xavier has been favored in 14 of their 23 games, going 11-3 in those matchups. They have won three in a row and have gone 7-3 over their last 10 games at home.

As the favorite this season, Xavier has an ATS mark of 8-5-1. At home, their ATS record is 8-4-2. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Musketeers are 6-3-1 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 152.5 is higher than the average over/under line in Xavier’s games this season (148.5). So far, 11 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1.

Creighton Offense Breakdown

Creighton recently showcased a strong offensive performance, scoring 98 points against Butler. This output exceeded their season average of 80.8 points per game. The Creighton offense has been looking to get up shots from outside so far this season, averaging 29.1 three-point attempts per contest. Overall, they have connected on 36% of their looks from outside this season.

Baylor Scheierman (G) 18.6 8.4 3.6
Trey Alexander (G) 17.2 6.0 4.7
Ryan Kalkbrenner (C) 16.5 7.6 1.3

Xavier Offense Breakdown

In their recent matchup, the Xavier offense ended with 56 points against Villanova. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 34.4% and made 6 threes. Currently leading the team in scoring is Quincy Olivari who comes into today’s matchup averaging 18.9. Desmond Claude also heads into the game with a PPG average of 16.

Quincy Olivari (G) 18.9 5.3 1.8
Desmond Claude (G) 16.0 4.6 3.6
Dayvion McKnight (G) 11.6 3.6 5.0

Creighton Team Defense

Coming into today’s game, the Creighton defense is giving up an average of 69.6 points per contest. So far, the Creighton defense is giving up an average of 8.9 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 10.1 times per game (425th).

Xavier Team Defense

On the defensive side, Xavier is currently hovering around the NCAA’s average for points allowed, conceding an average of 72.1 points per game. In their previous game vs. Villanova, the Wildcats finished with a field goal percentage of 34% and a total of 53 points vs. Xavier.

Bluejays vs Musketeers Trends

  • Through their last ten road games, Creighton has an ATS record of just 6-4. However, their overall record was 6-4 while averaging 78 points per game.
  • In their last ten games at home, the Musketeers have a straight up record of 3-7 while going 6-4 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 72 points per game in these contests.
  • Looking back on the team’s last five games as the underdog, the Bluejays have a straight up record of 0-5. Their record vs the spread in these games was 0-5.
  • The last ten games that Xavier was favored, they have an ATS mark of 6-3-1 while going 8-2 straight up.

Bluejays vs Musketeers Prediction

We’re putting our money on the Musketeers to win, and have the projected score sitting at 75-68. We also like them to cover the spread, so our recommendation is to bet on the Musketeers at -2.

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 152.5 and given that our model is projecting 143 points between the teams, we like the under.

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