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Villanova Wildcats Visit Xavier Musketeers in NCAA Basketball Betting Battle

Villanova Wildcats

vs

Xavier Musketeers
Saturday, February 28, 2015 2:00 PM ET
Cintas Center

A key college basketball betting odds battle sees the away Villanova Wildcats taking on the Xavier Musketeers Saturday.

Villanova Wildcats vs Xavier Musketeers Opening Odds and Betting Line

The Xavier Musketeers were listed as 3.5-point underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the over/under betting odds total was expected shortly.

Villanova Wildcats vs Xavier Musketeers Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Xavier Musketeers sport a record of 18-11 and 14-14-1 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the Villanova Wildcats have 26-2 and 20-8 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 13-15 for the Xavier Musketeers and 12-16 for the Villanova Wildcats.

This game puts the Xavier Musketeers, most recently No. 84 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Villanova Wildcats, who rate No. 8 in the latest survey.

How Villanova Wildcats vs Xavier Musketeers Stats Matchup

The game also pits Xavier's No. 23-ranked offense, averaging 75.07 PPG, against a Wildcats defense that ranks No. 38 at 60.79 PPG. The Musketeers field goal percentage has averaged 47.68% so far, more than the Wildcats marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.69% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Villanova cruised to victory on Tuesday, running Providence out of the gym and running up a 89-61 score at Villanova Pavilion.

Xavier suffered a 58-57 loss against St. John's on Monday, getting 17 points from Trevon Bluiett in a losing effort at Madison Square Garden.

Villanova Wildcats vs Xavier Musketeers Betting Odds Trends

Villanova is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
Villanova is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Villanova's last 9 games
Villanova is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Xavier is 4-1-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Xavier is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Xavier's last 5 games
Xavier is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Villanova at Creighton, Tuesday, March 3rd
Xavier at Creighton, Saturday, March 7th

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