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Xavier Musketeers vs Creighton Bluejays 1/26/2020 Game Analysis, Odds and Picks
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Xavier Musketeers vs Creighton Bluejays 1/26/2020 – The Xavier Musketeers snapped their three-game losing streak and they hope to spark something soon. They have the Creighton Bluejays next on their schedule and will pay them a visit at the CHI Health Center in Omaha, Nebraska this coming Sunday, January 26 at 5 pm Eastern Time. Fox Sports 1 will be handling the TV rights for this game and SofaScore will have the live stream available. The Bluejays have won back-to-back games and NCAAB Point Spread Picks see them walking away after this game on a three-game winning streak
Xavier Musketeers vs Creighton Bluejays 1/26/2020
Xavier Musketeers pulled off a win over the Georgetown Hoyas with 9 points. Naji Marshall had 18 points, five assists and four steals in this game while Kyky Tandy had 18 points as well to go with six rebounds. Tyrique Jones and Jason Carter covered the paint as both of them finished with a double-double. Carter had 11 points and ten rebounds while Jones came up with 10 points and 13 boards. Paul Scruggs had an awful shooting night doing 2-of-15 from the field but his slack was picked up by his teammates. Against the Bluejays, they need Scruggs to have a better night as they are facing a team that defends their homecourt well.
Players to watch: N. Marshall F (18 GP 34.1 MIN 16.8 PTS 5.7 REB 3.4 AST 1.2 STL 0.5 BLK 3.2 TO 44.3 FG% 72.8 FT% 29.7 3P%), P. Scruggs G (18 GP 33.2 MIN 14.2 PTS 4.3 REB 2.8 AST 1.3 STL 0.6 BLK 2.7 TO 49.3 FG% 71.9 FT% 35.9 3P%), T. Jones F (19 GP 25.4 MIN 13.4 PTS 9.7 REB 1.1 AST 1.1 STL 1.1 BLK 1.7 TO 53 FG% 61.6 FT% 0 3P%).
The Bluejays won back-to-back games against Providence Friars and the latest was against Depaul Demons by a wide 15 point margin. Mitch Ballock scored the most for the Bluejays with 19 points and six rebounds while Damien Jefferson was perfect from the field and finished the game with 14 points, and four rebounds. Denzel Mahoney scored 14 points while Ty-Shon Alexander and Christain Bishop combined for 23 points. This was a good game for the Bluejays following up with a win after the Friars game. This was an underwhelming game for Alexander as he is known to be an NBA draft prospect but fell off the radar recently.
Players to watch: M. Zegarowski G (20 GP 33.1 MIN 16.4 PTS 3.6 REB 5.1 AST 1 STL 0.1 BLK 2.7 TO 46.6 FG% 74.6 FT% 39.5 3P%), T. Alexander G (20 GP 32.8 MIN 16.1 PTS 5.7 REB 2 AST 1.2 STL 0.3 BLK 1.7 TO 43.3 FG% 84.8 FT% 38.6 3P%), M. Ballock G (20 GP 34.2 MIN 12.9 PTS 5.6 REB 2.5 AST 1 STL 0.5 BLK 1 TO 45.7 FG% 78.8 FT% 44.9 3P%).
Xavier Musketeers vs Creighton Bluejays Betting Predictions
Xavier is 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 games.
Creighton is 11-3 SU in their last 14 games.
Xavier Musketeers vs Creighton Bluejays Betting Picks
The Bluejays are expected to win this game as seen by Sports Gambling and they also own the home-court advantage for this match. The Bluejays have shown their depth in their past few games and looks more well-polished as compared to their start of the season.
Moneyline: Being the favored to win in this game, the Bluejays are at -229 while the Musketeers are given +192 if they win.
Spread: The spread given for this game is 5.5 points with the Bluejays owning -5.5 while the Musketeers are at +5.5.
Total: Both teams are expected to reach a total of 143 points with the Musketeers going over while the Bluejays are under.
Score Prediction: 76-70, Bluejays win.