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Creighton An ATS Machine Against Xavier

The Big East takes center stage with a loaded slate of games Monday and none is bigger than the Creighton Bluejays taking on the Xavier Musketeers. Though the series has been competitive on the court, Creighton has been the bet to make with the Jays covering in the past five between the two programs.

Shark Bites
  • The total has gone OVER in 9 of the past 10 between Creighton and Xavier.
  • Xavier is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home after consecutive road games.
  • Creighton is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games against teams with winning records.

Ever since losing to Villanova, Creighton has been on fire, 4-0 SU and 3-0 ATS (no spread listed for its game against Truman State) while outscoring opponents by an average of 17.5 ppg. The Jays shot an absurd 53.6 percent from the floor during those four games, which brought their nation-high average to 53.7. Freshman big man Justin Patton has been the star of the team with the youngster averaging 17.4 points while shooting 69.2 percent in the past seven.

Xavier looks to salvage a win to end one of the toughest stretches any team has faced in recent memory. The Musketeers dropped their past two games against Villanova and Butler, both of which were on the road. Those games saw Xavier struggle to close, as they were outscored by a combined 40 points in the second half. The Musketeers will need some more production from Trevon Bluiett. The junior has shot just 20 percent from the floor and has more turnovers than buckets in the past four.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

College basketball betting odds makers at BetOnline opened the Xavier Musketeers as -2-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over/under total line at sportsbooks such as Bovada.

Creighton Bluejays vs Xavier Musketeers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Xavier Musketeers bring a 13-4 record (9-7 ATS) to this tilt against the 17-1 Bluejays, who are 12-3-1 ATS. Those OVER/UNDER betting have witnessed Xavier go 9-7 so far and the Creighton Bluejays go 7-9.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 6-ranked Xavier Musketeers and the No. 31-rated Creighton Bluejays in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Creighton is ranked No. 173 in NCAA basketball at 35.83 per game. Contrast that with Xavier's No. 65 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Xavier is the No. 163-ranked team in the country at 7.06 per game, while Creighton rates No. 46 at 8.89 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Bluejays blew out Truman State on Saturday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 101-69 win at CenturyLink Center.

Xavier got 22 points from Edmond Sumner but lost anyway, 83-78, to Butler on Saturday at Hinkle Fieldhouse.

Betting Trends
  • Creighton is 17-1 SU in its last 18 games
  • Creighton is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Creighton is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Creighton is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Xavier
  • Xavier is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Xavier is 13-4 SU in its last 17 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Xavier's last 5 games
  • Xavier is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Creighton home to Marquette, Saturday, January 21st
Xavier at Georgetown University, Sunday, January 22nd