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Musketeers face Saint Louis Billikens: NCAAB odds preview and stats

Xavier MusketeersSaint Louis Billikens
Feb 28, 9:00 PM | Chaifetz Arena

Xavier Musketeers vs Saint Louis Billikens Odds

18-10TEAM RECORD22-6

The Saint Louis Billikens will hit the floor running against the visiting Xavier Musketeers Tuesday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

Supporters of the Musketeers have watched them go 18-10 and 9-14-3 ATS on the year, while the Billikens are at 22-6 and 14-9-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Billikens are 11-12-1, while the Musketeers have a 15-11 mark.

View Xavier vs Saint Louis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with Saint Louis in this one will find them as 7.5-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 58-rated Billikens and the No. 45-ranked Musketeers, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 79-70 result in favor of the Billikens.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Musketeers rank No. 58 in NCAA Division 1 with 37.1 per game. That compares with Saint Louis’s No. 257 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Saint Louis is college basketball's No. 92-ranked team at 7 per game, while the Musketeers rate No. 276 with 5.1 per game.

Defensively, Xavier features the nation's No. 256-rated defense on the road, allowing 73.3 points per game. Saint Louis, meanwhile, comes in at No. 191 nationally in scoring at home.

Xavier was a 65-57 winner in their most recent outing at home against Richmond. They earned a push of the 8-point spread as favorites. Kenny Frease scored 19 points leading the Musketeers to a 65-57 victory over Richmond at Cintas Center on Saturday.

Saint Louis lost its last outing, a 64-62 result against Rhode Island on February 25. They failed to cover in that game as a 12.5-point favorite. Saint Louis suffered a 64-62 loss against Rhode Island on Saturday, getting 14 points from Dwayne Evans in a losing effort at Thomas Ryan Center.

Xavier Musketeers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 9-1
Before playing Charlotte are 8-2
After playing Richmond are 7-3
After a win are 4-6

Saint Louis Billikens Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Duquesne are 4-6
After playing Rhode Island are 7-2
After a loss are 5-5

A few Musketeers at Billikens trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Xavier's last 6 games on the road
Xavier is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Xavier is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Saint Louis
Xavier is 1-6-2 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Saint Louis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Saint Louis is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Saint Louis's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Saint Louis's last 5 games at home

Next up:
Xavier home to Charlotte, Saturday, March 3
Saint Louis at Duquesne, Saturday, March 3

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