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NCAA Basketball betting line favors Hoyas over Musketeers

Xavier MusketeersGeorgetown Hoyas
18-8February 22, 2014, 11:30 | Verizon Center15-11



Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Verizon Center Saturday as host Georgetown looks to handle the Xavier Musketeers in NCAA hoops action.

The Hoyas sport a record of 15-11 and 12-13 ATS heading into this battle, while the Musketeers have 18-8 and 15-9 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 15-10 for the Hoyas and 12-12 for the Musketeers.

View Xavier Musketeers vs Georgetown Hoyas Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Hoyas as -2.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.

The Hoyas - Musketeers odds would favor the Musketeers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Georgetown is rated No. 213 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Xavier is at No. 200.

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Xavier was an 83-64 winner in their most recent outing at home against DePaul. They covered the 13.5-point spread as favorites. Xavier earned an 83-64 victory over DePaul on Wednesday, getting 22 points from Justin Martin at Cintas Center.

Georgetown was an 82-67 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Seton Hall. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as underdogs. The Hoyas got 20 points from D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera, but it was Seton Hall that prevailed in an 82-67 final on Thursday at Prudential Center.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Georgetown's No. 149 nationally ranked offense (70.77 points per game) against a Musketeers defense that sits as the No. 75 at 67.19 PPG. The Hoyas have been averaging 45.86% from the field, less than the Musketeers have managed so far this season (47.79% on average).

A few Musketeers at Hoyas trends to consider:
Xavier is 11-5 ATS in its last 16 games
Xavier is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
Xavier is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Xavier's last 12 games
Georgetown is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
Georgetown is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Georgetown's last 5 games
Georgetown is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home


Next up:
Xavier at St. John's, Tuesday, February 25th
Georgetown at Marquette, Thursday, February 27th

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