CREIGHTON VS. XAVIER ATS ANNIHILATOR
Creighton vs. Xavier,
03/14/2019 14:30 EDT,
Score: 61 - 63
Point Spread: -2½/-109 Creighton
Both the Creighton Bluejays and the Xavier Musketeers ended the regular season on impressive runs.
The Bluejays won each of their last five games SU and ATS while Xavier won six of its last seven, covering the spread in all wins. The two teams split a couple of regular season meetings with both defending homecourt, but I like Creighton to claim this conference tournament quarterfinal matchup at Madison Square Garden Thursday night.
Note that the Musketeers top scorer Naji Marshall was held out of Saturday's win over St. John's with an ankle injury and is expected to be a game-time decision for this contest.
Points won't come easy for Xavier here against a Bluejays side that has held four of its last five opponents to 70 points or fewer, and note that Creighton has scored an average of 91.3 ppg on the road this season.
8* play on Creighton Bluejays.