Xavier vs. Creighton Prediction
Can Creighton take down red-hot Xavier with a win and a point-spread cover this afternoon when the Big East rivals meet at 2:30 p.m. ET?
Who Oddsmakers Like: Creighton. According to oddsmakers from online sports book YouWager, the Bluejays are 1.5-point road favorites to knock off the Musketeers, who opened as 2-point underdogs. The total, meanwhile, sits at 163.5 after hitting the board at that same number.
Who Public Bettors Like: Xavier. As of this writing, 63% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Musketeers to cover the point spread. Meanwhile, 53% of the money wagered at online sportsbooks is on the over.
Who We Like: The underdog has covered the spread in seven of the last eight meetings between these two teams and the road team has covered in four of the last five meetings.
Xavier is also a perfect 8-0 against the spread in its last eight games after allowing more than 90 points in its previous game and is 4-1 against the number in its last five conference games. The Musketeers are also 13-4 at the betting window in their last 17 road games, are 24-9 against the spread in their last 33 games overall, and have covered in 12 of their last 16 road games versus an opponent with a winning home record.
On the other side, the Bluejays are just 1-4 against the spread in their last five games overall, are 1-4 against the number in their last five games when playing an opponent with a winning record and are winless at 0-4 against the spread in their last four games coming off a win.
SATURDAY COLLEGE BASKETBALL PREDICTION: XAVIER MUSKETEERS +1.5