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Bonnies open as college hoops underdog vs Musketeers

St. Bonaventure BonniesXavier Musketeers
Jan 14, 12:00 PM | Cintas Center

St. Bonaventure Bonnies vs Xavier Musketeers Odds

9-6TEAM RECORD11-5

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for St. Bonaventure when they take on the Musketeers on Saturday in college hoops betting action.

The Bonnies will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 7-5-2 ATS against the number this season, while the Musketeers are 5-8-1 ATS. St. Bonaventure is 6-7-1 on the totals; Xavier is 6-8.

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Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting St. Bonaventure before tip-off in this one will find them as 9-point underdogs.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 27-rated Musketeers and the No. 138-ranked Bonnies, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 73-71 result in favor of the Musketeers.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Xavier's No. 114-ranked scoring average of 71.4 PPG, against a Bonnies defense rated No. 77 and allowing 62.7 PPG. The Musketeers FG% has averaged 45.4% to date this season, more than the Bonnies shooters have managed so far (45.2% per game).

Defensively, St. Bonaventure features the nation's No. 44-rated defense on the road, allowing 63.1 points per game. Xavier, meanwhile, comes in at No. 213 nationally in scoring at home.

St. Bonaventure was an 81-73 winner in its last match at home against Dayton. They covered the 4-point spread as favorites. Andrew Nicholson poured in a team-high 30 points for St. Bonaventure on Wednesday, as they defeated Dayton 81-73 at Reilly Center.

Xavier was a 78-50 winner in their most recent outing at home against Duquesne. They covered the 6.5-point spread as favorites. The battle between the Musketeers and Dukes didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Duquesne was handed a 78-50 defeat on Wednesday at Cintas Center.

St. Bonaventure Bonnies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Fordham are 4-6
After playing Dayton are 1-9
After a win are 3-7

Xavier Musketeers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Saint Joseph's are 10-0
After playing Duquesne are 6-4
After a win are 8-2

A few Bonnies at Musketeers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Bonaventure's last 5 games when playing on the road against Xavier
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of St. Bonaventure's last 19 games on the road
St. Bonaventure is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
St. Bonaventure is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Xavier
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 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against St. Bonaventure
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Xavier's last 5 games at home

Next up:
St. Bonaventure home to Fordham, Saturday, January 21
Xavier home to Saint Joseph's, Wednesday, January 18

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