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Xavier Musketeers vs DePaul Blue Demons Point Spread: Betting Trends Hint at Winner

The Xavier Musketeers will try to pay off for their supporters and betting fans on Tuesday when they play host to the DePaul Blue Demons at Cintas Center in NCAA basketball odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

If you were backing the DePaul Blue Demons in this one, their betting line was listed as 18.5-point underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline.

DePaul Blue Demons vs Xavier Musketeers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Xavier Musketeers are 14-1 so far on the season, and 10-5 ATS vs the number. The DePaul Blue Demons, meanwhile, are 6-10 and 6-9 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Xavier go 9-6 and the DePaul Blue Demons go 6-9 on betting totals.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Xavier Musketeers rated this week at No. 5 and the DePaul Blue Demons sitting at No. 188.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Xavier has the nation's No. 47-rated offensive output, at 80.2 PPG. The visiting DePaul Blue Demons defense ranks No. 162 allowing on average 71.81 PPG. The Musketeers FG% has averaged 45.57% so far, more than the Xavier Blue Demons marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.16% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Billy Garrett Jr. scored 16 points in a futile effort to lead the Blue Demons to a win (they lost 74-63 to Georgetown at Verizon Center on Saturday).

The Musketeers got 19 points from Myles Davis as Xavier ran past St. John's 74-66 on Wednesday at Carnesecca Arena.

Betting Trends
  • DePaul is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
  • DePaul is 2-11 SU in its last 13 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of DePaul's last 9 games on the road
  • DePaul is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Xavier
  • Xavier is 9-2 ATS in its last 11 games
  • Xavier is 14-1 SU in its last 15 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Xavier's last 6 games
  • Xavier is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

DePaul home to Creighton, Sunday, January 17th
Xavier at Marquette, Saturday, January 16th

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