Xavier Musketeers vs Creighton Bluejays Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner

Creighton Bluejays Xavier Musketeers
23-4 March 01, 2014, 05:00 | Cintas Center 19-9

The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Xavier and Creighton on Saturday, with the host Musketeers trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

This season, the Musketeers are 19-9 overall and 16-10 ATS, while the Bluejays are 23-4 and 15-10 ATS. As for the totals, Xavier boasts a 12-14 on the OU, and Creighton is 10-15.

View Creighton Bluejays vs Xavier Musketeers Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Musketeers installed as 2.5-point underdogs in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Musketeers rated this week at No. 219 and the Bluejays sitting at No. 54.


Creighton won its last outing, a 72-71 result against Seton Hall on February 23. They failed to cover in that game as a 13.5-point favorite. The Pirates were burned for 29 points by Doug McDermott on Sunday as the Bluejays put another game in the win column, 72-71, at CenturyLink Center.

Xavier won its last outing, a 65-53 result against St. John's on February 25. They covered in that game as a 6-point underdog. Jalen Reynolds scored 17 points leading the Musketeers to a 65-53 victory over St. John's at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Xavier's No. 62-rated squad against Creighton's No. 133-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Xavier rates No. 204 in the country with 5.18 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 2 nationally with 10.33 per match.

A few Bluejays at Musketeers trends to consider:
Creighton is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
Creighton is 18-2 SU in its last 20 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Creighton's last 8 games
Creighton is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
Xavier is 12-6 ATS in its last 18 games
Xavier is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
Xavier is 14-6 SU in its last 20 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Xavier's last 8 games

Next up:
Creighton at Georgetown, Tuesday, March 4th
Xavier at Seton Hall, Monday, March 3rd