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NCAAB betting line favors Musketeers over 49ers

Charlotte 49ersXavier Musketeers
March 3, 2:00 PM | Cintas Center

Charlotte 49ers vs Xavier Musketeers Odds

13-15TEAM RECORD18-11

The Musketeers will try to cover the spread at Cintas Center on Saturday when they get a visit from the Charlotte 49ers in college basketball action.

Xavier battles the 49ers, currently sitting with a 13-15 mark (10-9-3 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 16-11 for the Musketeers and 13-9 for the 49ers.

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Betting Line:
If you're going with the Musketeers in this one, they're listed as 11.5-point favorites on the NCAAB betting menu for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 45-ranked Musketeers and the No. 137-rated 49ers in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 72-68 win for the Musketeers on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and 49ers is ranked No. 102 in NCAA hoops at 35.9 per game. Contrast that with Xavier’s No. 53 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Xavier is the No. 281-ranked team in the country at 5.1 per game, while Charlotte rates No. 132 at 6.5 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Charlotte owns the country's No. 104-rated mark, allowing 67.5 points per game on the highway. Xavier, on the other hand, rates No. 151 in scoring at home.

Charlotte was an 88-77 loser in its last match at home against Duquesne. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as favorites. The 49ers got 19 points from DeMario Mayfield, but it was Duquesne that prevailed in an 88-77 final on Wednesday at Dale F. Halton Arena.

Last time out for Xavier, they were a 70-59 loser as they battled Saint Louis on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 7.5-point underdog. Xavier got 19 points from Mark Lyons but lost anyway, 70-59, to Saint Louis on Tuesday at Chaifetz Arena.

Charlotte 49ers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
After playing Duquesne are 1-5
After a loss are 4-6

Xavier Musketeers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 9-1
After playing Saint Louis are 8-2
After a loss are 6-4

A few 49ers at Musketeers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Charlotte's last 5 games on the road
Charlotte is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Charlotte is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Xavier's last 7 games
Xavier is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
Xavier is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games when playing Charlotte
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Xavier's last 8 games when playing Charlotte

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