Robert Morris Colonials vs Xavier Musketeers Odds
Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Cintas Center Saturday as host Xavier looks to handle the Robert Morris Colonials in NCAA hoops action.
The Musketeers currently sports a 2-0 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 1-0 ATS. The Colonials are 1-2 and 1-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Musketeers produce a 0-1 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Colonials have gone 0-0 against the number.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Musketeers at No. 45 and the Colonials at No. 122 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 101-59 result in favor of the Musketeers.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Colonials is ranked No. 99 in NCAA hoops at 39.7 per game. Contrast that with Xavier’s No. 208 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Xavier is the No. 38-ranked team in the country at 9 per game, while Robert Morris rates No. 213 at 5.3 per game.
Defensively, Robert Morris features the nation's No. 249-rated defense on the road, allowing 75.3 points per game. Xavier, meanwhile, comes in at No. 41 nationally in scoring at home.
Robert Morris was a 74-58 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Fordham. They covered the 7-point spread as favorites. The Rams endured a 74-58 loss at the hands of the Colonials on Tuesday, despite a 21-point effort from Branden Frazier at Petersen Events Center.
Xavier was a 62-47 winner in its last match at home against Butler. They covered the 4.5-point spread as underdogs. Jeff Robinson scored 17 points leading the Musketeers to a 62-47 victory over Butler at Cintas Center on Tuesday.
Xavier Musketeers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
After playing Butler are 5-1
After a win are 4-6
A few Colonials at Musketeers trends to consider:
Xavier is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
Xavier is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Robert Morris home to Bowling Green, Monday, November 19
Xavier home to Pacific, Thursday, November 22