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Atlantic 10 Final Betting Preview

Xavier faces St. Bonaventure in a surprise Atlantic 10 Conference final, but the result might not be surprising if history repeats itself.

The Musketeers-Bonnies point spread on Sunday shows St. Bonaventure as 3-point underdogs in college basketball action. But Xavier has won 10 straight against the Bonnies and are 8-2 ATS in those games.

Boardwalk Hall is the location for this game, which makes it a neutral-site matchup.

The Musketeers upset Saint Louis bring a 21-11 record (10-17-3 ATS) to this tilt against the 19-11 Bonnies, who are 17-10-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Xavier go 17-13 so far and the Bonnies go 16-12-1.

View St Bonaventure vs Xavier Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Bonnies listed as 3-point underdogs at TopBet.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Musketeers sit at No. 44 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Bonnies sit at No. 60 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Bonnies will win this game 74-72.

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How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Xavier's No. 63-rated squad against St. Bonaventure's No. 118-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Xavier rates No. 290 in the country with 5 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 248 nationally with 5.4 per match.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, St. Bonaventure owns the country's No. 97-rated mark, allowing 66.9 points per game on the highway. Xavier, on the other hand, rates No. 149 in scoring at home.

St. Bonaventure was an 84-80 winner in its last match at home against Massachusetts. They covered the 3.5-point spread as favorites. St. Bonaventure got 22 points and 10 rebounds from Demitrius Conger en route to an 84-80 victory over Massachusetts on Saturday at Boardwalk Hall.

Xavier was a 71-64 winner in its last match on the road against Saint Louis. They covered the 5.5-point spread as underdogs. Xavier got 21 points from Tu Holloway en route to a 71-64 victory over Saint Louis on Saturday at Boardwalk Hall.

St. Bonaventure Bonnies Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
After playing Massachusetts are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

Xavier Musketeers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
After playing Saint Louis are 8-2
After a win are 5-5

 

A few Bonnies at Musketeers trends to consider:
Xavier is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing St. Bonaventure
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Xavier's last 5 games when playing St. Bonaventure
Xavier is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Xavier's last 14 games

 

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