Creighton vs Xavier College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 12/23/20

Creighton vs Xavier College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 12/23/20 Photo by Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports

Xavier Musketeers (8-0) at Creighton Bluejays (6-2)

College Basketball: Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at 3:00 pm (CHI Health Center Omaha)

The Line: Creighton Bluejays -7.5 -- Over/Under: 155.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Xavier Musketeers and Creighton Bluejays meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the CHI Health Center Omaha.

The Xavier Musketeers look for a win to build on their 8-0 record. The Xavier Musketeers are averaging 84.1 points on 51.2 percent shooting and allowing 68.8 points on 38.5 percent shooting. Zach Freemantle is averaging 17.5 points and 7.9 rebounds while Paul Scruggs is averaging 16.4 points and 4.1 rebounds. Nate Johnson is the third double-digit scorer and KyKy Tandy is dishing two assists. The Xavier Musketeers are shooting 41.5 percent from beyond the arc and 72.5 percent from the free throw line. The Xavier Musketeers are allowing 31.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.9 rebounds per game.

The Creighton Bluejays look for a win to build on their 6-2 record. The Creighton Bluejays are averaging 85 points on 50.4 percent shooting and allowing 71.1 points on 40.9 percent shooting. Denzel Mahoney is averaging 15.3 points and 5.1 rebounds while Marcus Zegarowski is averaging 14.3 points and 3.8 rebounds. Christian Bishop is the third double-digit scorer and Damien Jefferson is dishing 3.4 assists. The Creighton Bluejays are shooting 38.1 percent from beyond the arc and 66.4 percent from the free throw line. The Creighton Bluejays are allowing 35.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34 rebounds per game.

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The Musketeers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Bluejays are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 home games and 14-6 ATS in their last 20 games overall. The over is 5-1 in Musketeers last 6 overall. The over is 4-0 in Bluejays last 4 overall. The underdog is 11-3 ATS in the last 14 meetings. The home team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

The Creighton Bluejays are probably the better team here, but this is an awful lot of points to pass up with an undefeated Xavier team that's not too shabby. Xavier has also beaten some pretty solid teams to earn its undefeated record and has topped 90 points in three of its last five games. This line isn't showing much respect to the Musketeers. I'll gladly take the free buckets with Xavier.

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Randy’s Pick Xavier Musketeers +7.5

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