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Xavier favored by 3 against Rhode Island on Wednesday

Xavier MusketeersRhode Island Rams
Feb 20, 7:00 PM | Thomas Ryan Center

Xavier Musketeers vs Rhode Island Rams Odds

14-10TEAM RECORD8-16

The Xavier Musketeers will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Rams in Rhode Island at Thomas Ryan Center on Wednesday in college basketball action.

This season, the Rams are 8-16 overall and 12-9-1 ATS ATS, while the Musketeers are 14-10 and 12-10 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Rhode Island boasts a 7-9-1 on the OU, and Xavier is 9-13.

View Xavier vs Rhode Island Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Musketeers were listed as 3-point favorites at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 226 (Rams) and the No. 114 (Musketeers) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 67-60 result in favor of the Musketeers has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Musketeers rank No. 190 in NCAA Division 1 with 34.5 per game. That compares with Rhode Island’s No. 279 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Rhode Island is college basketball's No. 144-ranked team at 6.4 per game, while the Musketeers rate No. 320 with 4.5 per game.

Defensively, Xavier features the nation's No. 53-rated defense on the road, allowing 63.6 points per game. Rhode Island, meanwhile, comes in at No. 317 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Xavier, they were a 70-59 loser as they battled Dayton on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 4-point underdog. Xavier suffered a 70-59 loss against Dayton on Saturday, getting 17 points from Semaj Christon in a losing effort at Dayton Arena.

Rhode Island was a 67-62 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Duquesne. They covered the 1-point spread as underdogs. The Rams grabbed a 67-62 win over the Dukes on Saturday, behind a 19-point effort from Nikola Malesevic at A.J. Palumbo Center.

Xavier Musketeers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Virginia Commonwealth are 2-0
After playing Dayton are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

Rhode Island Rams Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing La Salle are 5-5
After playing Duquesne are 4-6
After a win are 3-7

A few Musketeers at Rams trends to consider:
Xavier is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Rhode Island
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Xavier's last 10 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Xavier's last 6 games when playing on the road against Rhode Island
Xavier is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Rhode Island's last 6 games when playing at home against Xavier
Rhode Island is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
Rhode Island is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
Rhode Island is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Xavier

Next up:
Xavier home to Virginia Commonwealth, Saturday, February 23
Rhode Island home to La Salle, Sunday, February 24