Creighton Bluejays vs. Xavier Musketeers 2/27/2021 Betting Preview: Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds, Line, Spread and Trends

Written by on February 27, 2021

The No. 13 Creighton Bluejays (17-5) are favored (-4.5) to continue a four-game win streak when they visit the Xavier Musketeers (12-5) at 5:00 PM ET on Saturday, February 27, 2021 at Cintas Center. The matchup airs on FOX. The point total in the matchup is set at 148.5.

Betting Information

Creighton vs Xavier Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Creighton -4.5 -110 -110 148.5 -110 -110 -200 170

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Total Facts

  • The Bluejays and their opponents have scored more than 148.5 points in 45.5% of their outings this year (10 of 22 opportunities).
  • Xavier and its opponents have combined to score at least 148.5 points in nine of 17 outings (52.9%) this year.
  • These two teams average a combined 155.5 points per game, 7.0 more points than the over/under of 148.5 set for this matchup.
  • Opponents of these two teams have averaged a combined 138.8 points per game, 9.7 fewer than the point total in this matchup.
  • The average over/under the Bluejays have had set in games this season is 1.0 fewer point than this outing’s point total.
  • The average point total for the Musketeers this year is 1.6 points less than this game’s over/under.

Scoring Betting Tips

  • The Bluejays average 8.6 more points per game (79) than the Musketeers give up (70.4).
  • When Creighton puts up more than 70.4 points, it is 10-0 against the spread and 12-3 overall.
  • Xavier is 1-5 against the spread and 2-4 overall when allowing more than 79 points.
  • The Musketeers’ 76.5 points per game are 8.1 more points than the 68.4 the Bluejays allow.
  • Xavier has gone 9-2 overall and 6-0 against the spread in games it scores more than 68.4 points.
  • Creighton has a 2-2 record overall and an ATS record of 2-2 in games when its opponents put up more than 76.5 points.
  • The Bluejays have totaled 234 more points than their opponents this season (10.6 per game on average), and the Musketeers have scored 103 more points than their opponents (6.1 per game).

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Creighton Betting Information

  • The Bluejays have gone 11-11 against the spread this season.
  • The Bluejays have struggled to cover, going just 8-9 ATS when favored by at least 4.5 points.
  • Creighton and its foes have combined to cover the total in 11 of 22 games this year (50%).

Xavier Betting Information

  • The Musketeers have a winning record against the spread, going 9-8 ATS (covering 52.9% of the time).
  • When they are at least 4.5-point underdogs, the Musketeers have a record ATS of 4-4.
  • Xavier and its opponents have hit the over in more than half of their matchups this year — 11 of 17 (64.7%).

Head to Head

Creighton vs Xavier (Last 5 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
12/23/2020 Creighton -7 155 -315 +248 Regular Season 66-61 CREIGH
1/26/2020 Creighton -5.5 143 -245 +192 Regular Season 77-66 CREIGH
1/11/2020 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 77-65 CREIGH
2/13/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 64-61 XAV
2/3/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 76-54 CREIGH

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Creighton Leaders

  • The leader in points and assists for the Bluejays is Marcus Zegarowski, who scores 14.9 points and distributes 4.4 assists per game.
  • Creighton’s best rebounder is Christian Bishop, who averages 5.8 boards per game in addition to his 11.9 PPG average.
  • Mitch Ballock contributes the bulk of the Bluejays’ three-point shooting production. He makes 2.7 threes per game to pace the squad.
  • Denzel Mahoney is Creighton’s leader in steals, averaging 1.5 steals per game, while Ryan Kalkbrenner leads them in blocks with 1.4 per contest.

Xavier Leaders

  • Zach Freemantle averages 16.9 points and 8.9 rebounds per game for the Musketeers, making him the leading scorer and rebounder on the team.
  • Paul Scruggs records more assists than any other Xavier player with 6.2 per game. He also averages 13.9 points and grabs 3.9 rebounds per game.
  • Nate Johnson makes 2.6 three-pointers per game, the most on the Musketeers.
  • Xavier’s leader in steals is Scruggs (1.7 per game), and its leader in blocks is Bryan Griffin (0.9 per game).
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