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Atlantic 10 Tournament - Xavier Musketeers vs Saint Joseph's Hawks Betting Matchup Report

Saint Joseph's HawksXavier Musketeers
March 14, 6:30 PM | Barclays Center

Saint Joseph's Hawks vs Xavier Musketeers Odds

17-12TEAM RECORD17-13

Xavier looks to cover the Musketeers-Hawks pointspread on Thursday and improve its overall 17-13 mark when they host Saint Joseph's in college basketball wagering action.

This game is part of the Atlantic 10 Tournament which will decide the conference champion and help decide March Madness seedings. This game is being played at a neutral-site court (Barclays Center).

The Musketeers are 17-13 so far on the season, and 17-11 ATS vs. the number. The Hawks, meanwhile, are 17-12 and 12-14 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Xavier go 13-15 and the Hawks go 11-13 on the totals.

View Saint Josephs vs Xavier Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Musketeers at No. 73 and the Hawks at No. 64 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 70-68 result in favor of the Musketeers.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Xavier has the nation's No. 227-rated offensive output, at 65.5 PPG. The visiting Hawks defense ranks No. 103 allowing on average 63.6 PPG. The Musketeers FG% has averaged 45.7% so far, more than the Hawks marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.9% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Saint Joseph's owns the country's No. 93-rated mark, allowing 66.1 points per game on the highway. Xavier, on the other hand, rates No. 186 in scoring at home.

Saint Joseph's was a 52-40 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Charlotte. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as favorites. Saint Joseph's got 13 points from Langston Galloway but lost anyway, 52-40, to Charlotte on Saturday at Dale F. Halton Arena.

Last time out for Xavier, they were a 67-62 loser as they battled Butler on the road. They covered in the match as a 7.5-point underdog. Semaj Christon scored 20 points in a futile effort to lead the Musketeers to a win (they lost 67-62 to Butler at Hinkle Fieldhouse on Saturday).

Saint Joseph's Hawks Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
After playing Charlotte are 7-2
After a loss are 8-2

Xavier Musketeers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
After playing Butler are 6-1
After a loss are 6-4

A few Hawks at Musketeers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Xavier's last 5 games when playing Saint Joseph's
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Xavier's last 5 games
Xavier is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Saint Joseph's

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