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Xavier vs. Creighton – February 4, 2017

Bet on Creighton over Xavier on Saturday.

It’s College Basketball, Big East style on Saturday between the Musketeers of Xavier and the Blue Jays of Creighton. The Xavier Musketeers are 16-6 on the season, and have won two straight games. The problem for Xavier this season has been in road games. The Musketeers have won just 2 out of 7 games on the road.

For the Creighton Blue Jays, they have also won two straight games. The Blue Jays are 20-3 overall, and have an 11-2 record at home. The Blue Jays also come into the game ranked 22nd in the latest Associated Press poll. The Creighton Blue Jays are -4.5 over Xavier in this game on Saturday afternoon.

Blue Jays Looking to Keep Streak Going

The Creighton Blue Jays lost back to back games to Marquette and Georgetown, but backed it up with wins over DePaul and Butler. The other loss this season for the Blue Jays came to Villanova. Creighton is second place in the conference, just one game behind Villanova.

The Blue Jays are led in scoring by guard Marcus Foster. Foster will need to pick up the slack to make up for the 13 points and 8 assists that’s gone with Maurice Watson Jr. injury. The Blue Jays have games against DePaul and Seton Hall on the road, before they come back home to host Georgetown and Providence.

Chris Mack has Musketeers Competing

One thing the Xavier Musketeers do is compete. This team has six losses, but none of them are considered bad losses. The losses have come to Baylor, Colorado, Villanova, Butler, Creighton and Cincinnati. The Musketeers have a home game with DePaul next, before hosting the Wildcats of Villanova.

Trevon Bluiett is the top scorer for Xavier on the season. He is scoring nearly 19 points per game. On the season, the Musketeers are scoring nearly 77 points per game, while allowing opponents just over 70. Xavier, with a win in this game would pass Creighton for second place in the Big East.

Blue Jays Soar at Home

The Creighton Blue Jays went through their stretch where they lost two straight games. Both of these teams had a horrific injury to a really key player. Both teams are missing their point guard, and that’s not good. Look for the home team to come away with a win in this game, although the final score will likely be close.

The Musketeers are going to have a tough time winning really competitive basketball games. The loss was a crusher for both teams, but Xavier is going to have a tough time absorbing it. Look for Creighton to take advantage of being at home and win this game. Bet on the Creighton Blue Jays -4.5 over Xavier.