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Creighton vs Xavier Pick & Preview: Wednesday, January 11th Betting Odds

Bluejays vs Musketeers Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Creighton Bluejays at Xavier Musketeers
  • Where: Cincinnati at Cintas Center
  • Date: Wednesday, January 11th
  • Betting Odds: Creighton +3, CREIGH +132 | XAV -160 O/U 152.0

Bluejays Preview:

The Creighton Bluejays head into today’s game in what will be their 17th game of the season, posting a record of 9-7. So far, the Bluejays have played 7 games on the road, with a record of 2-5. For the season, Creighton has been the underdog in 4 games, sitting with a mark of 0-4. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Bluejays being +3 point underdogs.

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Creighton’s leading scorer this season is Arthur Kaluma, who is averaging 12.75 points per contest. So far, Kaluma has accounted for 16.76% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 6.12 rebounds per game and 1.44 assists. Trey Alexander is the second leading scorer for the Bluejays, averaging 12.56 points per game. Between him and Alexander, they are accounting for 33.3% of the team’s scoring.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for Creighton this season, as they are currently ranked 262nd in college basketball at 69.0 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Bluejays’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 30.7%, placing them 436th in the NCAA.

Musketeers Preview:

Through 16 games, the Xavier Musketeers have an overall record of 13-3. So far this season, Xavier has played 11 games at home, sitting with a record of 9-2. At the time of this article, the oddsmakers have the Musketeers as the -3 point favorites. The Musketeers have been favored 11 times, going 11-0 straight up.

Xavier will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Souley Boum who is averaging 17.19 points per game for the Musketeers. Boum is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Musketeers’ offensive game plan is the play of Zach Freemantle who has hit 60.1% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 15.31 points per game.

On offense, Xavier is scoring a rate similar to the NCAA average at 73.9 points per game. This figure has come despite struggling to knock down shots from outside. Through 16 games, they have only hit 32.5% of their 3-point field goal attempts. For the season, 35.68% of their shots have come from beyond the arc.

Free Spread Prediction: Xavier Musketeers -3

Heading into this matchup, our NCAA betting model has identified this game as a profitable opportunity and recommends taking the Xavier Musketeers to pick up the win and cover the spread as -3 point betting favorites. Although Xavier as a team is just 171st in overall shooting percentage, we see their offense putting together a strong performance against the Bluejays’ defense. In addition, the Musketeers have made bettors money who have taken them to cover at home, as they are 6-4 (last 10). At -3 we see there being plenty of value in grabbing the Musketeers to come out on top and cover.

 


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