Xavier Vs Creighton Spread & Pick

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Xavier Vs Creighton Spread & Pick

No. 25 Xavier and No. 22 Creighton have both won two straight games as they get set for their Big East conference battle on Saturday. The two national championship hopefuls will square off at 3:00 PM ET live from the CenturyLink Center Omaha in Omaha, Nebraska with this matchup airing live on FOX.

Now, let’s find out which team is offering the most value.

How To Bet The Xavier Musketeers Vs Creighton Bluejays Spread & Pick

No. 25 Xavier at No. 22 Creighton
When:  Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 3:00 PM ET 
Where: CenturyLink Center Omaha, Omaha, Nebraska
Spread: Creighton -4
O/U: 159
Moneyline: Creighton -180

Why Bet The Xavier Musketeers

Xavier (16-6 SU, 10-11 ATS) got past Seton Hall 72-70 on Wednesday as electrifying guard Trevon Bluiett scored a team-high 24 points, including a go-ahead jumper with 4.4 seconds left, to lift Xavier to victory.

The Musketeers placed four players in double figures in scoring to get the win in their first game since point guard Edmond Sumner sustained a season-ending ACL injury on Sunday at St. John’s. The Musketeers average 76.7 points per game to rank 105th in scoring nationally while giving up 70.0 points per contest defensively to rank an uninspiring 126th in points allowed.

Why Bet The Creighton Bluejays

Creighton (20-3 SU, 15-6 ATS) beat No. 16 Butler 76-67 on Tuesday as Creighton drained 13 of 21 three-point attempts.

"It goes without saying this is a huge win for us given the events of the last couple of weeks for us," head coach Greg McDermott said.

Justin Patton, Marcus Foster and Khyri Thomas all scored a team-high 15 points in the win. Patton, a freshman center, hit 7 of 10 shots while Thomas went 4 of 5 from beyond the arc. After losing starting point guard Marcus Watson Jr. to season-ending knee injury on Jan. 16, the Bluejays lost two straight games before beating DePaul on Saturday.

"We’re still trying to find ourselves in some regards," McDermott said. "I have great respect for Butler for the way they do things. This is huge shot in the arm for our guys who have been through a lot the last two weeks."

Creighton averages a stellar 84.9 points per game to rank 17th in scoring while giving up 72.1 points per contest defensively to rank 182nd in points allowed.

Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction

I’m going to get right to the point by saying that I don’t believe Xavier will be able to keep up with Creighton’s explosive three-point attack in this matchup and will fall to the Bluejays by seven points.

Creighton spreads the floor with some sweet shooters and has a bit more offensive talent in their starting lineup, although Xavier’s Trevon Bluiett will likely be the best player on the floor.

Xavier has gone 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following an ATS loss, 1-6 ATS in their last seven games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games.

Creighton has compiled a  near-perfect 5-1 ATS mark in their last six games versus a team with a winning straight up record while also going 11-3 ATS in their last 14 home games against a team with a losing road record, 6-2 ATS in their last eight conference clashes and an encouraging 12-5 ATS in their last 17 home games.

Creighton’s sharp shooting gets it done!

My final score prediction Creighton 80 Xavier 73