Against The Spread Pick
The Xavier Musketeers have been one of the more disappointing teams in college basketball this season; given the high expectations, they had entering the season. Xavier is unranked with an overall record of 13-6, which includes a conference record of 2-4, putting them in 7th place in the Big East. Xavier finally ended their three-game losing streak on Wednesday following a 66-57 home win against Georgetown. They will look to build momentum following that win when they travel to take on the Creighton Blue Jays. Meanwhile, Creighton is in a two-way tie with Butler for 3rd place in the Big East with a conference record of 4-3 and an overall record of 15-5. The Blue Jays have won three of their previous four games, which includes an 83-68 road win over DePaul on Wednesday. I still have some faith that Xavier turns this around this season, and I like their chances against Creighton, which is why I am putting my money on Xavier +5.5 points on Sunday.
Over Under Pick
The Creighton Blue Jays are one of the top offensive teams in college basketball this season. They enter this game, averaging the 44th most points in the nation with 77.60 points per game. Creighton has also been an above-average team defensively this season, limiting opponents to 69.15 points per game. Meanwhile, Xavier has been a below-average team offensively this season as they are averaging 71.53 points per game. However, they have been one of the better teams defensively in the Big East this season, allowing 66.58 points per game. With both teams playing well defensively this season, I look for the under 143 points to be the profitable side.