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Xavier Musketeers battle vs Evansville Purple Aces highlights college basketball odds menu

Evansville Purple AcesXavier Musketeers
6-3December 10, 2013, 07:00 | Cintas Center6-3



The Xavier Musketeers will hit the floor running against the visiting Evansville Purple Aces Tuesday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

Xavier will face the 6-3 Purple Aces, who own a 3-3 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Musketeers are 3-4 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Purple Aces are 3-2 favoring the OVER.

View Evansville Purple Aces vs Xavier Musketeers Odds and Stats.

College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Xavier Musketeers as -11-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 88-rated Musketeers and the No. 249-ranked Purple Aces, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

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Last time out for Evansville, they were a 78-65 winner as they battled Miami (Ohio) at home. They covered in the match as a 9.5-point favorite. The Purple Aces grabbed a 78-65 win over the RedHawks on Saturday, behind a 22-point effort from D.J. Balentine at Ford Center.

Last time out for Xavier, they were an 85-73 winner as they battled Bowling Green at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 15-point favorite. Xavier got 22 points from Semaj Christon en route to an 85-73 victory over Bowling Green on Saturday at Cintas Center.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Purple Aces is ranked No. 231 in NCAA hoops at 32.56 per game. Contrast that with Xavier’s No. 53 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Xavier is the No. 186-ranked team in the country at 5.22 per game, while Evansville rates No. 223 at 4.56 per game.

A few Purple Aces at Musketeers trends to consider:
Evansville is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games
Evansville is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Evansville is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Xavier is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
Xavier is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home


Next up:
Evansville home to Jackson State, Saturday, December 14th
Xavier at Cincinnati, Saturday, December 14th

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