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Xavier Not Just Winning on the Court

Xavier has yet to register a loss on the court this season and they have been almost as good at the betting window with the Musketeers covering in their past five games. Xavier will look to remain undefeated when they play host to the Cincinnati Bearcats Saturday.

Shark Bites
  • The UNDER is 5-0 in Cincinnati’s past five road games.
  • Xavier is 5-2 ATS in their past seven games against Cincinnati.
  • Six Cincinnati players scored double-digit points in their last game.

The Xavier offense has been performing well all season long, as they have averaged 83.2 points per game on the year, but they have been staggeringly good in their past three games. The Musketeers have scored 90, 95 and 90 points in their past three games respectively. Xavier has six players averaging double-digit points this season with Trevon Bluiett, Jalen Reynolds and James Farr all averaging more than 6.5 rebounds as well.

Cincinnati has been dominate defensively this season as they have held opponents to just 58.4 points on 36.1 percent shooting this season. Both Octavius Ellies and Gary Clark have both averaged more than 9.8 points and 7.5 rebounds per game on the season so far. 

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Cincinnati Bearcats were listed as 6.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including the odds makers at BetOnline.

Cincinnati Bearcats vs Xavier Musketeers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Cincinnati Bearcats have watched them go 8-1 and 4-3-1 ATS on the college basketball season, while the Xavier Musketeers are at 9-0 and 6-3 ATS. In totals betting, the Xavier Musketeers are 7-2, while the Cincinnati Bearcats have a 4-4 mark.

This college basketball game matches up the No. 3 (Xavier) and the No. 35 (Cincinnati) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA basketball power rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Xavier's No. 35 nationally ranked offense (83.22 points per game) against a Cincinnati Bearcats defense that sits as the No. 8 at 58.44 PPG. The Xavier Musketeers have been averaging 44.42% from the field, less than the Bearcats have managed so far this season (47.22% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

 

The battle between the Musketeers and Raiders didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Wright State was handed a 90-55 defeat on Tuesday at Cintas Center.

Betting Trends
  • Cincinnati is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
  • Cincinnati is 5-1-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Cincinnati is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 5 games on the road
  • Xavier is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Xavier is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Xavier's last 5 games
  • Xavier is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Cincinnati home to Norfolk State, Tuesday, December 15th
Xavier at Auburn, Saturday, December 19th

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