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Saint Joseph's HawksXavier Musketeers
Jan 18, 7:00 PM | Cintas Center

Saint Joseph's Hawks vs Xavier Musketeers Odds

12-6TEAM RECORD12-5

College hoops betting interest focuses on the Xavier vs Saint Joseph's battle Wednesday at Cintas Center as the Musketeers look to defend home court and cover the NCAAB point spread.

The Hawks will try to spoil to the party on Wednesday; they are 11-4 ATS against the number this season, while the Musketeers are 6-8-1 ATS. Saint Joseph's is 7-7 on the totals; Xavier is 7-8.

View Saint Josephs vs Xavier Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAAB line for this matchup, Xavier sat as 6-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 19 (Musketeers) and the No. 57 (Hawks) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 76-75 result in favor of the Musketeers has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Hawks is ranked No. 95 in NCAA hoops at 36.6 per game. Contrast that with Xavier’s No. 37 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Xavier is the No. 290-ranked team in the country at 4.9 per game, while Saint Joseph's rates No. 132 at 6.7 per game.

Defensively, Saint Joseph's features the nation's No. 284-rated defense on the road, allowing 76.1 points per game. Xavier, meanwhile, comes in at No. 200 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Saint Joseph's, they were a 71-62 loser as they battled Massachusetts on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 1-point favorite. The Hawks got 16 points from Ronald Roberts Jr., but it was Massachusetts that prevailed in a 71-62 final on Saturday at Mullins Center.

Xavier was a 77-64 winner in their most recent outing at home against St. Bonaventure. They covered the 9-point spread as favorites. Xavier got 21 points from Mark Lyons en route to a 77-64 victory over St. Bonaventure on Saturday at Cintas Center.

Saint Joseph's Hawks Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Pennsylvania are 7-3
After playing Massachusetts are 5-5
After a loss are 8-2

Xavier Musketeers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Dayton are 9-1
After playing St. Bonaventure are 8-2
After a win are 8-2

A few Hawks at Musketeers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Saint Joseph's last 5 games when playing on the road against Xavier
Saint Joseph's is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games when playing on the road against Xavier
Saint Joseph's is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Xavier's last 5 games when playing Saint Joseph's
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Xavier's last 5 games when playing at home against Saint Joseph's
Xavier is 17-5 SU in its last 22 games at home
Xavier is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing at home against Saint Joseph's

Next up:
Saint Joseph's at Pennsylvania, Saturday, January 21
Xavier at Dayton, Saturday, January 21

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