Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Bluejays vs. Musketeers CBB Odds
Looking for Creighton Bluejays vs. Xavier Musketeers NCAA basketball free picks & CBB odds? CBB betting sees the Bluejays taking on the Musketeers on Saturday February 27, 2021 at Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, Creighton. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all college basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily basketball predictions like this Musketeers Musketeers matchup.
2021 NCAA Basketball Handicapping
(17-5) #13 Creighton Bluejays vs. Xavier Musketeers (12-5)
Date: Saturday February 27, 2021
Time: 5:00 PM ET
Venue: Cintas Center in Cincinnati, Ohio
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Bluejays -4.5
CBB Betting Total: O/U 148.5
The Big East sees action on Saturday as the Creighton Bluejays travel to take on the Xavier Musketeers in Cincinnati. Creighton has won four in a row and seven of its last eight games. Xavier has lost three of its last four games coming off a COVID pause.
Creighton entered this season with national championship expectations thanks to their assortment of veteran players. So far, the Bluejays have been a very good team, and are starting to hit their stride.
Preseason All-American Marcus Zegarowski is starting to find his old self and is now averaging 15 PPG. His teammates have stepped up and increased their production. Denzel Mahoney, Damien Jefferson and Mitch Ballock have collectively scored 46 percent of Creighton’s points this season and combine to average around 43 points a night.
Creighton leads the conference in field goal percentage (.482) while averaging 79.0 PPG and yielding just 68.4 points per contest. Damien Jefferson will be the player to watch out for in this one, as he has scored in double figures in all but a handful of games.
Creighton ranks 12th in the country in terms of offensive efficiency. They are top-10 in the nation in effective field goal percentage and 2-point percentage. The Bluejays shoot 36.7 percent from deep as well
Creighton’s one weakness is on the glass, especially on the offensive end. The Jays will have to limit Xavier in the rebounding category.
Xavier desperately needs a win to keep their bubble and tournament hopes alive. The Musketeers are 5-5 in conference play following a 83-68 loss to Providence.
This is the last home game of the season for a Xavier team that has only played five games since January 10. Nate Johnson is also questionable for this game, and he averages 11 points per game. This would put even more pressure on players like Paul Scruggs and Zach Freemantle.
Xavier averages 76.5 PPG and gives up 70.4 PPG. Xavier has done a good job of getting the ball inside and limiting turnovers this season.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Bluejays are 17-8 ATS in their last 25 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
- Bluejays are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games.
- Bluejays are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall.
- Bluejays are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games.
- Bluejays are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
- Musketeers are 9-19-1 ATS in their last 29 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
- Musketeers are 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of greater than .600.
- Musketeers are 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
- Musketeers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
Free Creighton Bluejays vs. Xavier Musketeers NCAAB Prediction:
Creighton wins here and puts a damper on Xavier’s NCAA Tournament hopes. With Johnson questionable, things will be hard for the Musketeers and they will struggle to match a Creighton offense that has been firing on all cylinders of late.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Xavier 72 Creighton 77
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