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Bearcats vs Musketeers College Hoops Game Preview

Cincinnati BearcatsXavier Musketeers
Dec 10, 12:30 PM | Cintas Center

Cincinnati Bearcats vs Xavier Musketeers Odds

5-2TEAM RECORD7-0

Cintas Center features an NCAAB clash between the host Xavier Musketeers and the visiting Cincinnati Bearcats in college hoops action on Saturday.

Supporters of the Bearcats have watched them go 5-2 and 1-3 ATS on the year, while the Musketeers are at 7-0 and 3-2 ATS. In totals betting, the Musketeers are 2-3, while the Bearcats have a 2-2 mark.

View Cincinnati vs Xavier Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with Xavier in this one will find them as 7-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 48-rated Musketeers and the No. 160-ranked Bearcats, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 75-74 result in favor of the Musketeers.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Xavier's No. 89-ranked offense, averaging 73.9 PPG, against a Bearcats defense that ranks No. 7 at 52.7 PPG. The Musketeers field goal percentage has averaged 46.3% so far, more than the Bearcats marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.7% per game.

Defensively, Cincinnati features the nation's No. 10-rated defense on the road, allowing 51 points per game. Xavier, meanwhile, comes in at No. 168 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Cincinnati was a 57-51 winner on the road against Georgia. They covered the 1–point spread as favorites. Cincinnati earned a 57-51 victory over Georgia on Friday, getting 22 points from Sean Kilpatrick at Stegeman Coliseum.

Xavier was a 73-61 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Butler. They covered the 5–point spread as favorites. The Musketeers grabbed a 73-61 win over the Bulldogs on Wednesday, behind a 16-point effort from Mark Lyons at Hinkle Fieldhouse.

Cincinnati Bearcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Wright State are 2-1
After a win are 5-5

Xavier Musketeers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 9-1
After playing Butler are 4-1
After a win are 9-1

A few Bearcats at Musketeers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games on the road
Cincinnati is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Cincinnati is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Xavier
Xavier is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Xavier is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Xavier is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Xavier's last 10 games when playing Cincinnati

Next up:
Cincinnati at Wright State, Wednesday, December 14
Xavier home to Oral Roberts, Sunday, December 18

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