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Xavier Musketeers visit Creighton Bluejays in college basketball clash

Xavier MusketeersCreighton Bluejays
13-3January 12, 2014, 03:00 | CenturyLink Center13-2

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

The Musketeers will look to vanquish their hosts on Sunday, as they are 10-4 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Bluejays are 10-3 ATS. Xavier is 6-8 against the total, while Creighton is 4-9 versus the number.

View Xavier Musketeers vs Creighton Bluejays Odds and Stats.

The Bluejays were listed as -10-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Bluejays at No. 3 and the Musketeers at No. 49 heading into this contest.

Xavier was an 86-79 winner in their most recent outing at home against Marquette. They covered the 4.5-point spread as favorites. Xavier got 28 points from Semaj Christon en route to an 86-79 victory over Marquette on Thursday at Cintas Center.

In their last action, Creighton was an 81-62 winner on the road against DePaul. They covered the 10.5-point spread as favorites. Doug McDermott scored 19 points leading the Bluejays to an 81-62 victory over DePaul at Allstate Arena on Tuesday.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Creighton's No. 20-ranked scoring average of 81.47 PPG, against a Musketeers defense rated No. 40 and allowing 64.56 PPG. The Bluejays FG% has averaged 48.28% to date this season, more than the Musketeers shooters have managed so far (47.14% per game).

A few Musketeers at Bluejays trends to consider:
Xavier is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
Xavier is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Xavier is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Xavier's last 15 games on the road
Creighton is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
Creighton is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Creighton's last 6 games
Creighton is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Xavier home to Georgetown, Wednesday, January 15th
Creighton at Butler, Tuesday, January 14th