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Dayton Flyers vs Xavier Musketeers Odds
College basketball wagering interest will be high on Wednesday when the Flyers of Dayton hit the hard court against the Musketeers of Xavier.
The Musketeers currently sports a 11-8 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 9-8 ATS. The Flyers are 12-7 and 11-8 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Musketeers produce a 6-11 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Flyers have gone 8-7 against the number.
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Xavier sat as 1.5-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Musketeers at No. 79 and the Flyers at No. 87 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 74-69 result in favor of the Flyers.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Flyers is ranked No. 142 in NCAA hoops at 35.9 per game. Contrast that with Xavier’s No. 189 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Xavier is the No. 298-ranked team in the country at 4.7 per game, while Dayton rates No. 116 at 6.7 per game.
Defensively, Dayton features the nation's No. 194-rated defense on the road, allowing 70.4 points per game. Xavier, meanwhile, comes in at No. 230 nationally in scoring at home.
Dayton was a 72-56 winner in their most recent outing at home against Duquesne. They covered the 15.5-point spread as favorites. The Flyers grabbed a 72-56 win over the Dukes on Saturday, behind a 17-point effort from Josh Benson at Dayton Arena.
Xavier lost its last outing, a 59-49 result against Saint Joseph's on January 26. They failed to cover in that game as a 5.5-point underdog. Semaj Christon scored 16 points in a futile effort to lead the Musketeers to a win (they lost 59-49 to Saint Joseph's at Hagan Arena on Saturday).
Dayton Flyers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Saint Louis are 6-4
After playing Duquesne are 7-3
After a win are 6-4
Xavier Musketeers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Richmond are 5-5
After playing Saint Joseph's are 8-2
After a loss are 6-4
A few Flyers at Musketeers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Dayton's last 8 games when playing on the road against Xavier
Dayton is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Dayton is 1-22 SU in its last 23 games when playing on the road against Xavier
Xavier is 22-1 SU in its last 23 games when playing at home against Dayton
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Xavier's last 8 games when playing at home against Dayton
Xavier is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Xavier's last 10 games when playing Dayton
Dayton at Saint Louis, Saturday, February 2
Xavier at Richmond, Saturday, February 2