Xavier vs. Creighton Pick

Big East Predictions: Will Creighton cover against Xavier? 3/10/17

Can Creighton avoid a letdown against upset-minded Xavier when the two meet in the Big East Tournament semifinals tonight at 9PM ET?

According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Creighton is the slight favorite in the game, as the Bluejays are getting odds of -4 points against Xavier. The over/under total is listed at 148.5 points. These two split the season series, with the road team winning both meetings. Today’s game takes place from Madison Square Garden in New York.

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Xavier is playing its third game in three days, as it has defeated DePaul and Butler to reach tonight’s semifinal. The Musketeers are now 21-12 on the season and 14-18 against the spread after covering the spread in three straight games. Xavier is averaging 74.7 points per game on offense while allowing 71.2 on defense. Trevon Bluiett is leading the team with 18.1 points and 5.8 rebounds per game while J.P Macura is adding 14.3 points per contest.

Creighton is coming off a 70-58 win over Providence last night to improve to 24-8 on the season. The Bluejays are 19-11 against the spread, but are just 2-3 ATS in their last five. Creighton is putting up 82.5 points per game on offense while allowing 72.6 on defense. Marcus Foster is leading the team with 18.4 points per game while Justin Patton is adding 12.9 per contest.

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Xavier has obviously looked good the last few nights, but I think that stops tonight. Creighton is an offensive team that I think Xavier will have trouble keeping up with, especially when playing in a third straight game. Creighton is averaging 92.8 points per game on offense at neutral sites. Look for the Bluejays to shoot their way past the Musketeers tonight.

 

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