The Bluejays and Musketeers are set to face off at 12:30 ET on FOX. The Musketeers will host the game at Cintas Center in Cincinnati, OH. In this Big East matchup, Creighton is favored by -1 vs. Xavier. The over/under for the game is 154 points.

CREIGHTON BLUEJAYS VS XAVIER MUSKETEERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Xavier Musketeers +1

This game will be played at Cintas Center at 12:30 ET on Saturday, February 10th.

WHY BET THE XAVIER MUSKETEERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-68 in favor of the Musketeers.
  • Not only will Xavier pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +1.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 154 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.

Does Creighton Have a Shot at a Road Win?

Creighton is favored by one point on the road against Xavier. They are 16-7 overall and 7-4 in Big East play. On the road, they are 6-3 and their average scoring margin is +8.7.

Recently, the Bluejays have gone 3-2 on the road and 6-4 in their last 10 games away from home. Their average scoring margin at home is +14.2 compared to +8.7 on the road.

Creighton has an ATS record of 10-12 this season and they are 6-3 vs. the spread on the road. As the favorite, the Bluejays have gone 0-3 ATS in their last three games and they are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games as the favorite.

This season, the over/under record for Creighton games is 10-12, and today’s line of 154 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (148.8). So far, 15 of their games have finished with fewer than 154 points. However, in their last three games, the over/under record is 3-0 with an average of 174 points per game.

Coming off their recent game, the Creighton offense tallied 98 points in a matchup against Butler. Their field goal percentage for the game was 54.8%, and they made 9 threes. Steven Ashworth was the leading scorer for the Bluejays, putting up 26 points. In addition, Baylor Scheierman contributed 26 points.

So far, the Bluejays’ defense is ranked 112nd in the country at 69.6 points per contest. In their most recent game, the Creighton defense struggled to defend the three-point line, as Butler knocked down 9 three-pointers on their way to 99 points.

Will the Musketeers Find a Way to Win at Home?

With a record of 13-10, Xavier has gone 7-5 in Big East action compared to a non-conference record of 6-5. The Musketeers have a three-game winning streak, and they are 10-4 at home this season.

So far, Xavier has been an underdog in nine of its 23 games, going just 2-7 in those matchups. At home, the Musketeers have an average scoring margin of +8.0 compared to -2.1 on the road.

As the underdog, Xavier has gone 6-2-1 against the spread this season. Their overall ATS record is 14-7-2, including an 8-4-2 mark at home.

This season, the over/under record for Xavier games is 13-10, and today’s over/under line of 154 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (148.5). Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 145 points compared to their season average of 148.3 points per game.

Compared to their season average of 76.2 points per game, Xavier struggled in their previous game. Against Villanova, the Musketeers scored 56 points while finishing with a field goal percentage of 34.4%. The top scorer for the Musketeers was Quincy Olivari with 14 points, while Desmond Claude also chipped in with 11 points.

In terms of defense, Xavier is currently on par with the NCAA average for points allowed, giving up an average of 72.1 points per game. Xavier’s three-point defense is currently 139th in the country at 7.2 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 41.6% of their shots vs. Xavier.