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Saint Louis Billikens vs Musketeers in NCAAB betting action

Xavier MusketeersSaint Louis Billikens
March 10, 3:25 PM | Boardwalk Hall

Xavier Musketeers vs Saint Louis Billikens Odds

20-11TEAM RECORD25-6

The Saint Louis Billikens will hit the floor running against the visiting Xavier Musketeers Saturday in the Atlantic 10 tournament, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

It's a game in the Atlantic 10 Tournament, which will decide the conference title, not to mention deciding which teams make the Field of 68. This matchup is a neutral-site affair being played at Boardwalk Hall.

Saint Louis battles the Musketeers, currently sitting with a 20-11 mark (9-17-3 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 14-12-1 for the Billikens and 16-13 for the Musketeers.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Billikens - Musketeers odds would favor the Musketeers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Saint Louis is rated No. 62 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Xavier is at No. 44. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 79-70 win for the Billikens.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Saint Louis's No. 140 nationally ranked offense (69.4 points per game) against a Musketeers defense that sits as the No. 194 at 67.6 PPG. The Billikens have been averaging 45.3% from the field, less than the Musketeers have managed so far this season (45.4% on average).

Defensively, Xavier features the nation's No. 250-rated defense on the road, allowing 73 points per game. Saint Louis, meanwhile, comes in at No. 179 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Xavier was a 70-69 winner at home against Dayton. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as favorites. The Musketeers grabbed a 70-69 win over the Flyers on Friday, behind a 21-point effort from Tu Holloway at Boardwalk Hall.

Saint Louis was a 78-71 winner in its last match at home against La Salle. They earned a push of the 7-point spread as favorites. Saint Louis got 16 points from Mike McCall Jr. en route to a 78-71 victory over La Salle on Friday at Boardwalk Hall.

 

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