Xavier Musketeers vs Creighton Bluejays NCAAB Betting prediction

Xavier Musketeers vs Creighton Bluejays Prediction 1/23/2024

The Xavier Musketeers (10-8) travel to face off against the Creighton Bluejays (14-5) on Tuesday, January 23rd. This game will be played at CHI Health Center Omaha in Omaha and televised on FS1. Xavier is coming off a win in their previous game, while Creighton is looking to get back on track from a loss to the Connecticut. Tip-off is set for 8:30 ET.

Xavier Musketeers vs Creighton Bluejays

The Xavier Musketeers Are Coming Off A Win

After winning their last three games, Xavier heads to Creighton as 8.5-point underdogs. So far this season, the Musketeers have gone 10-8, including a 4-3 mark in Big East play. On the road, they are 2-4, and their average scoring margin is +1.0.

In their last game, Xavier defeated Georgetown by a score of 92-91. Over their last 10 road games, the Musketeers have gone 4-6, and they are 2-5 this season as underdogs.

As the underdog, Xavier has been a solid bet vs. the spread this season, posting a record of 5-1-1. On the road, the Musketeers have gone 4-2 vs. the spread this year and are 6-4 in their last 10 road games vs. the spread. Overall, Xavier is 11-6-1 vs. the spread this season.

So far this season, Xavier’s over/under record is 9-9. Today’s over/under line of 148.5 is similar to the average over/under line in their games this season (147.6). In their last three games, the average scoring total is 162 points, which is higher than today’s over/under line. Over their last five games, the average scoring total is 154 points. On the year, half of their games have finished with more points than today’s line of 148.5.

The Creighton Bluejays Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Creighton enters today’s game against Xavier as the favorite, with an average scoring margin of +15.5 points per game at home this season. The Bluejays are 8-2 at home this year, and they have won two straight games at home.

Overall, Creighton has gone 14-5 this season, including a record of 4-3 in Big East play. Their average scoring margin on the road is +9.4 points per game, and they are 5-3 on the road this year.

As the favorite, Creighton has gone 9-7 vs. the spread this season. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Bluejays have an ATS mark of 5-5. At home, Creighton’s ATS record is 4-6 this year and 0-3 in their last 3 home contests.

Creighton’s over/under record for the season is 6-12 and the average over/under line in their games is 149.5. Today’s line of 148.5 is lower than their season average. So far, 11 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s line. Their last three games have had an average of 143 points.

Xavier Offense Breakdown

Coming off a good offensive performance, Xavier’s offense scored 92 points against Georgetown. Their field goal percentage for the game was 50%, and they went 20/29 from the free-throw line. Quincy Olivari is leading the team in scoring at 18.1 points per contest. Desmond Claude has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 16 going into the game.

Quincy Olivari (G) 18.1 4.9 1.9
Desmond Claude (G) 16.0 4.8 4.0
Dayvion McKnight (G) 10.6 4.1 5.1

Creighton Offense Breakdown

Creighton offense recently wrapped up a game with a total of 48 points against Connecticut. In that game, they made 6/26 three-point attempts and achieved a field goal percentage of 34.6%. Baylor Scheierman is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today’s matchup with an average of 17.8. Meanwhile, Ryan Kalkbrenner also brings a PPG average of 16.3 into the game.

Baylor Scheierman (G) 17.8 8.3 3.9
Ryan Kalkbrenner (C) 16.3 7.5 1.0
Trey Alexander (G) 16.1 6.0 4.6

Xavier Team Defense

On the defensive side, Xavier is currently hovering around the NCAA’s average for points allowed, conceding an average of 70.9 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 6.9 threes per game vs. Creighton. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 31.2%.

Creighton Team Defense

The Bluejays’ defense is presently ranked 66th nationally, allowing an average of 66.9 points per contest. Creighton’s three-point defense is currently 31st in the country at 5.3 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 40.6% of their shots vs. Creighton.

Musketeers vs Bluejays Trends

  • Xavier has a 2-3 record in their last five road games. In this stretch, they averaged 70 points per game while allowing 67. The team also performed well vs the spread at 3-2.
  • Across their last five home contests, Creighton has been good against the spread posting a mark of 3-2. Their overall mark in these games was 3-2, while averaging 74 points per game.
  • As the betting underdog, the Musketeers have an ATS mark of just 6-3-1 in their last ten games. Xavier posted a straight up mark of 3-7 in these matchups.
  • Creighton has done well both straight up and vs the spread when favored to win the game, going 5-0 SU and 5-0 ATS in their last five games.

Musketeers vs Bluejays Prediction

When looking to get a point-spread pick down in this Bluejays vs. Bluejays game, our recommendation is to take the Bluejays at -8.5. Despite our model showing the Bluejays winning 74-69, we like Musketeers as our point-spread pick.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 148.5 and our model has the Musketeers and Bluejays finishing with a combined 143 points. Our pick is to take the under.

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