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Xavier favored by 6.5 against Oral Roberts on Sunday

Oral Roberts Golden EaglesXavier Musketeers
Dec 18, 1:00 PM | Cintas Center

Oral Roberts Golden Eagles vs Xavier Musketeers Odds

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The Musketeers will try to cover the spread at Cintas Center on Sunday when they get a visit from the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles in college basketball action.

The Musketeers sit at 8-0 (4-2 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Golden Eagles are currently 7-4 (2-6 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Xavier is 3-3 OU, and Oral Roberts is 1-6 OU.

View Oral Roberts vs Xavier Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Golden Eagles listed as 6.5-point underdogs

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Musketeers - Golden Eagles odds would favor the Musketeers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Xavier is rated No. 12 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Oral Roberts is at No. 250. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 79-71 win for the Musketeers.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Golden Eagles rank No. 266 in NCAA Division 1 with 33.2 per game. That compares with Xavier’s No. 16 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Xavier is college basketball's No. 262-ranked team at 5.1 per game, while the Golden Eagles rate No. 270 with 5 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Oral Roberts owns the country's No. 126-rated mark, allowing 68.2 points per game on the highway. Xavier, on the other hand, rates No. 153 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Oral Roberts, they were a 67-61 loser as they battled Gonzaga on the road. They covered in the match as a 11.5-point underdog. Oral Roberts got 16 points from Damen Bell-Holter but lost anyway, 67-61, to Gonzaga on Thursday at McCarthey Athletic Center.

In their last action, Xavier was a 76-53 winner at home against Cincinnati. They covered the 8–point spread as favorites. The battle between the Musketeers and Bearcats didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Cincinnati was handed a 76-53 defeat on Saturday at Cintas Center.

Xavier Musketeers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
After playing Cincinnati are 6-4
After a win are 9-1

A few Golden Eagles at Musketeers trends to consider:
Xavier is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Xavier is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Oral Roberts home to Texas Tech, Thursday, December 22
Xavier home to Long Beach State, Thursday, December 22

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