Creighton vs Xavier Pick - Basketball Predictions & Odds 1/28/23

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The Xavier Musketeers and the Creighton Bluejays meet Saturday in college basketball action from CenturyLink Center Omaha. Xavier is fresh off a Wednesday matchup with UConn. In that one the Musketeers eked out a three-point victory. As for Creighton, they played St. John’s in their Wednesday game. The Bluejays would go on to win in blowout fashion. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place.

Xavier Musketeers 

Xavier went 13-3 over their first 16 games this year, losing to only Indiana, Duke and Gonzaga in that stretch. The Musketeers hit a 3-1 stretch in their next four outings, beating Creighton, Marquette and Georgetown. 

On Wednesday against UConn, the Musketeers took a 39-24 lead into the locker room. Xavier had to scramble in the second half but still came up with a win 82-79. Souley Boum was the high man on 20 points and four assists. 

Creighton Bluejays 

Over on the Creighton side, they lost to Arizona, Texas, Nebraska, BYU, Marquette, Arizona State and UConn in their first 16 games this year. The Bluejays would then lose to Xavier before wins over Providence and Butler. 

Matched up against St. John’s on Wednesday, the Bluejays jumped out to a 52-39 lead by the break. Creighton posted another 52 points in the second during a 104-76 win. Leading scorer Baylor Scheierman put up 17 points with 10 rebounds. 


I’ll probably stick with Creighton. You could make a case either way in this one, though; it should be a great matchup. These teams last met up back on January 11 at Cintas Center. Xavier powered out a 90-87 win in that one, with both teams shooting 50 percent from the floor. the Musketeers had the rebounding edge 41-30 (15-6 offensive) however, which helped immensely. I like this one to be another tight matchup between two very talented teams, and I think Creighton can power out the cover. Should be fun. 

Andrew Jett's Free Pick:Creighton Bluejays -4