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Georgetown Hoyas take on Musketeers in NCAA basketball test

Georgetown Hoyas Xavier Musketeers
11-4 January 15, 2014, 07:00 | Cintas Center 13-4



Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Cintas Center Wednesday as host Xavier looks to handle the Georgetown Hoyas in NCAA hoops action.

Supporters of the Hoyas have watched them go 11-4 and 7-7 ATS on the year, while the Musketeers are at 13-4 and 11-4 ATS. In totals betting, the Musketeers are 7-8, while the Hoyas have a 9-5 mark.

View Georgetown Hoyas vs Xavier Musketeers Odds and Stats.

If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Hoyas were listed as 6-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Musketeers rated this week at No. 36 and the Hoyas sitting at No. 69.

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Georgetown was a 70-67 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Butler. They covered the 3-point spread as underdogs. The Hoyas grabbed a 70-67 win over the Bulldogs on Saturday, behind an 18 -point effort from D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera at Hinkle Fieldhouse.

Xavier was a 95-89 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Creighton. They covered the 8.5-point spread as underdogs. Xavier got 27 points from Semaj Christon on the way to a 95-89 loss against Creighton on Sunday at CenturyLink Center.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Hoyas rank No. 154 in NCAA Division 1 with 35.53 per game. That compares with Xavier’s No. 45 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Xavier is college basketball's No. 163-ranked team at 5.71 per game, while the Hoyas rate No. 198 with 5.2 per game.

A few Hoyas at Musketeers trends to consider:
Georgetown is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games
Georgetown is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Georgetown is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games on the road
Xavier is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
Xavier is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Xavier's last 6 games
Xavier is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home


Next up:
Georgetown home to Seton Hall, Saturday, January 18th
Xavier at DePaul, Monday, January 20th