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Musketeers face Massachusetts Minutemen: NCAAB odds preview and stats

Xavier MusketeersMassachusetts Minutemen
Feb 21, 7:00 PM | Mullins Center

Xavier Musketeers vs Massachusetts Minutemen Odds

17-9TEAM RECORD18-8

Xavier travels to Massachusetts on Tuesday, hoping to boost its 17-9 record with a victory over the Minutemen.

The Minutemen sport records of 18-8 and 12-10-1 ATS heading into this battle, while the Musketeers have 17-9 and 9-13-2 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 12-10-1 for the Minutemen and 14-10 for the Musketeers.

View Xavier vs Massachusetts Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Xavier before tip-off in this one will find them as 1-point underdogs.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 45-rated Xavier taking on the No. 60-rated Minutemen in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 78-76 win for the Minutemen on Tuesday.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Massachusetts has the nation's No. 29-rated offensive output, at 76.3 PPG. The visiting Musketeers defense ranks No. 199 allowing on average 67.5 PPG. The Minutemen FG% has averaged 43.6% so far, less than the Musketeers marksmen have achieved on the year, 46% per game.

Defensively, Xavier features the nation's No. 234-rated defense on the road, allowing 72.6 points per game. Massachusetts, meanwhile, comes in at No. 45 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Xavier, they were an 86-83 winner as they battled Dayton at home. They failed to cover in the match as an 8-point favorite. Xavier got 32 points from Tu Holloway en route to an 86-83 victory over Dayton on Saturday at Cintas Center.

Last time out for Massachusetts, they were a 72-71 loser as they battled La Salle at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 2.5-point favorite. The Minutemen endured a 72-71 loss at the hands of the Explorers on Saturday, despite an 18 -point effort from Maxie Esho at Mullins Center.

Xavier Musketeers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Richmond are 6-4
After playing Dayton are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

Massachusetts Minutemen Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Dayton are 3-7
After playing La Salle are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4

A few Musketeers at Minutemen trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Xavier's last 5 games on the road
Xavier is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games on the road
Xavier is 1-5-2 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
Massachusetts is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Massachusetts's last 5 games at home
Massachusetts is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Massachusetts's last 6 games

Next up:
Xavier home to Richmond, Saturday, February 25
Massachusetts at Dayton, Saturday, February 25

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