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Providence isn't exactly in the hunt for an NCAA Tournament bid anymore, but many still consider Creighton to be a fringe bubble team. Having said that, the Bluejays can make the dance if they end the regular season strong and make a run in the Big East Tournament. 

But that run starts here, with the Bluejays listed as 5-point favorites over Providence, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. Let's see which team the experts believe will walk away with the win in this Big East matchup.

Sports Chat Place

Right now, it's hard to ignore the hot hand. Following a win, the Bluejays are 4-1 against the spread (ATS) this year. Unless there's some sort of massive drop off after its big win against Marquette, Sports Chat Place believes Creighton will cover at home by at least six points.

Doc's Sports

Josh Schonwald, of Doc's Sports, picked the Providence Friars to cover as many as six points. Both of these teams have their strong points, including Creighton's position as a Top-10 team in true shooting percentage, but he thinks the margin is just too big to ignore. 

Tony's Picks

Creighton is getting hot at the right time as winners of three straight. Providence, on the other hand, has lost six of nine games. Tony's Picks believes this game will mirror those trends, with the Bluejays winning by double digits and covering the spread.

ESPN BPI Calculator

ESPN's BPI renders Creighton as the heavy favorite, giving the Bluejays an 81.6 percent chance of winning this one straight up. 

Overall, all four highlighted expert predictions are calling for the Bluejays to win straight up, with 2-of-3 spread picks backing Creighton to cover a 5-point spread. 

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