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Big East Tournament - Xavier Musketeers face Creighton Bluejays: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats

Xavier MusketeersCreighton Bluejays
21-11March 14, 2014, 09:30 | Madison Square Garden25-6

College basketball wagering interest will be high on Friday when the Musketeers of Xavier hit the hard court against the Bluejays of Creighton.

The Musketeers will try to spoil to the party on Friday; they are 18-12 ATS against the number this season, while the Bluejays are 17-12 ATS. Xavier is 14-16 on the totals; Creighton is 12-17.View Xavier Musketeers vs Creighton Bluejays Odds and Stats.

The Bluejays sit at No. 108 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Musketeers sit at No. 211 on the same chart.

In their last action, Xavier was a 68-65 winner at home against Marquette. They covered the 1-point spread as underdogs. Xavier earned a 68-65 victory over Marquette on Thursday, getting 19 points from Justin Martin at Madison Square Garden.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Musketeers is ranked No. 90 in NCAA hoops at 36 per game. Contrast that with Creighton’s No. 144 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Creighton is the No. 1-ranked team in the country at 10.42 per game, while Xavier rates No. 195 at 5.25 per game.