Creighton vs. Xavier Big East Tournament Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Friday, March 10, 2023

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Creighton vs. Xavier Big East Tournament Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Friday, March 10, 2023

College Basketball Predictions

The Big East conference tournament continues Friday as the No. 3 seed Creighton Bluejays (21-11, 14-6 Big East) face off against the No. 2 seed Xavier Musketeers (24-8, 15-5 Big East) at Madison Square Garden, starting at 9:00 PM on Fox Sports 1. Creighton is a 3.5-point favorite to move one step closer to an automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament bracket. The matchup’s point total is 152.5.

Creighton vs. Xavier Odds

  • Creighton odds to win: -169
  • Xavier odds to win: +142
  • Spread: Creighton (-3.5)
  • Total: 152.5

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Friday, March 10, 2023
  • Time: 9:00 PM ET
  • TV: Fox Sports 1
  • Where: New York City, New York
  • Venue: Madison Square Garden

Who Will Win Creighton vs. Xavier?

Creighton and Xavier Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread

Creighton is 11-10 against the spread when favored by 3.5 points or more this season.

Xavier has a 4-2 record against the spread this season when an underdog by 3.5 points or more.

These two teams average a combined 159.5 points per game, seven more points than the total of 152.5 set for this game.

Opponents of these two teams have averaged a combined 142.9 points per game, 9.6 fewer than the point total in this game.

Creighton’s average point total in matchups this year is 145.2, 7.3 points less than the over/under in this game.

The average total for Musketeers games this year is 4.6 more points than the point total of 152.5 for this outing.

The Bluejays are 16-16-0 against the spread this season.

The Musketeers are 17-14-1 ATS this year.

Creighton Stats & Insights

Creighton averages 77.2 points per game (53rd in college basketball) while allowing 68.1 per outing (122nd in college basketball). It has a +291 scoring differential overall and outscores opponents by 9.1 points per game.

Creighton pulls down 35 rebounds per game (33rd in college basketball) while allowing 30.6 per outing to its opponents. It outrebounds opponents by 4.4 boards per game.

The Bluejays knock down 9 three-pointers per game (35th in college basketball), 2.6 more than their opponents (6.4).

Creighton averages 100.4 points per 100 possessions on offense (31st in college basketball), and gives up 88.6 points per 100 possessions (98th in college basketball).

The Bluejays average 79.3 points per game in home games, compared to 72.5 points per game away from home, a difference of 6.8 points per contest.

Xavier Stats & Insights

Xavier is outscoring opponents by 7.5 points per game, with a +242 scoring differential overall. It puts up 82.3 points per game (10th in college basketball) and allows 74.8 per contest (308th in college basketball).

Xavier pulls down 34.5 rebounds per game (42nd in college basketball) while conceding 28.9 per contest to opponents. It outrebounds opponents by 5.6 boards per game.

Xavier knocks down 7.7 three-pointers per game (140th in college basketball) at a 40% rate (fifth-best in college basketball), compared to the 7.6 its opponents make, shooting 36.4% from beyond the arc.

Xavier ranks 10th in college basketball with 102.3 points scored per 100 possessions, and 221st defensively with 92.9 points conceded per 100 possessions.

In 2022-23 the Musketeers are scoring 3.1 more points per game at home (83.6) than away (80.5).

Creighton Key Players to Watch

The scoring leader for the Bluejays this season is Ryan Kalkbrenner, who averages 15.3 points, 6.2 rebounds, and 1.2 assists per game.

Baylor Scheierman is Creighton’s leading rebounder, grabbing 8.4 per game, while Ryan Nembhard is its best passer, distributing 4.9 assists in each contest.

Scheierman makes more threes per game than any other member of the Bluejays, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of 2.4 per contest.

Scheierman and Kalkbrenner lead Creighton on the defensive end, with Scheierman leading the team in steals averaging 1.2 per game and Kalkbrenner in blocks averaging 2.2 per contest.

Xavier Key Players to Watch

Souley Boum puts up 16.8 points per game and is the top scorer for the Musketeers.

The Xavier leaders in rebounding and assists are Jack Nunge with 7.8 rebounds per game (he also adds 14.3 points and 2.1 assists per game) and Colby Jones with 4.5 assists per game (he also tacks on 15.5 points and 5.3 rebounds per game).

Boum makes 2.2 three-pointers per game, the most on the Musketeers.

Xavier’s leader in steals is Jones (1.5 per game), and its leader in blocks is Nunge (1.2 per game).

Creighton vs. Xavier Prediction

  • Pick ATS:

    Xavier (+3.5)

  • Pick OU:

    Under (152.5)

  • Prediction:
    Creighton 77, Xavier 74

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Author: Andy Molitor

Andy has been involved in sports betting on and off his entire adult life and has been creating content surrounding it for the past five years. While the NFL is his first love, he also bets hundreds of college basketball games every winter and loves sweating golf DFS during the football offseason.