The No. 13-ranked Creighton Blue Jays will be looking to take the season series from the Xavier Musketeers on Saturday at 5 p.m. ET on FOX. The last time these two teams played each other on Dec. 23, Creighton came away with a 66-61 win.
Creighton (17-5, 13-4 Big East) enters this conference matchup on a four-game winning streak. They defeated DePaul Blue Demons 77-53 on Wednesday. In their last three wins, the Jays have won by an average of 18.3 points. Creighton averages 79.0 points per game and only allows 68.4 points per game on the defensive end this season. CU will have their attention on Xavier forward Zach Freemantle, who is averaging a team-high 16.9 points and 8.9 rebounds per game.
Xavier (12-5, 5-5 Big East) was defeated 83-68 by the Providence Friars for their second-straight road loss on Wednesday. The Musketeers have lost three out of their five games, with their only two wins coming against the Butler Bulldogs. Xavier needs this win as they are one game behind the UConn Huskies for fourth place in the Big East standings.
Game Time/TV Channel/Streaming
You can watch Creighton vs. Xavier on Saturday, February 27th at 5:00 p.m. ET on Fox, or you can stream it via this link or on the Fox Sports Go app with a cable or streaming service login. If you don’t have a cable login to access the Fox Sports Go app, you can get a free trial from YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, AT&T TV Now, FuboTV, or Sling TV to stream it.
Point Spread, Totals, Odds, Trends
Point spread: Creighton -4.5
Point Total: 148.5
Money line: Creighton -205, Xavier +165
- The Blue Jays have a record of 4-3 against the spread in their last seven games, but are 3-7 ATS in their 10 versus Xavier. The point total has gone under in four of Creighton’s last six games.
- The Musketeers haven’t been looking too hot either with a record of 2-4 against the spread in their last six games. But at home this season, they are 6-6 against the spread.
The Best Bet
The line for this Big East contest has dropped from -5.5 to -4.5 still in favor of the Blue Jays. Creighton is on a roll right now, winners of four-straight games and has covered in three consecutive contests. The last time these two teams played, it was Xavier, who covered the +7 in a 66-61 loss. The Musketeers need this win for their tourney resume, while Creighton is looking to climb up the rankings.
Pick: Creighton -4.5
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