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Xavier Musketeers vs Flyers College Hoops Game Preview

Xavier MusketeersDayton Flyers
Feb 16, 12:00 PM | Dayton Arena

Xavier Musketeers vs Dayton Flyers Odds

14-9TEAM RECORD13-11

The Dayton Flyers will try to cover the spread at Dayton Arena on Saturday when they get a visit from the Xavier Musketeers in NCAA basketball action.

Dayton will face the 14-9 Musketeers, who own a 12-9 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Flyers are 11-9 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Musketeers are 9-12 favoring the OVER.

View Xavier vs Dayton Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to go with the Flyers in this one found them listed as 5.5-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Musketeers was expected to move the line.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 123 (Flyers) and the No. 98 (Musketeers) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 71-70 result in favor of the Flyers has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Dayton's No. 92-ranked scoring average of 70.9 PPG, against a Musketeers defense rated No. 68 and allowing 61.7 PPG. The Flyers FG% has averaged 45.8% to date this season, less than the Musketeers shooters have managed so far (46.7% per game).

Defensively, Xavier features the nation's No. 48-rated defense on the road, allowing 63 points per game. Dayton, meanwhile, comes in at No. 96 nationally in scoring at home.

Xavier was a 79-66 winner in their most recent outing at home against Fordham. They failed to cover the 15-point spread as favorites. Semaj Christon scored 19 points leading the Musketeers to a 79-66 victory over Fordham at Cintas Center on Wednesday.

Last time out for Dayton, they were a 75-72 loser as they battled Rhode Island on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 4.5-point favorite. Dayton got 15 points from Kevin Dillard but lost anyway, 75-72, to Rhode Island on Wednesday at Thomas Ryan Center.

Xavier Musketeers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Rhode Island are 6-4
After playing Fordham are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

Dayton Flyers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Massachusetts are 7-3
After playing Rhode Island are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

A few Musketeers at Flyers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Xavier's last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Xavier's last 9 games when playing on the road against Dayton
Xavier is 6-12 SU in its last 18 games when playing on the road against Dayton
Xavier is 5-12-1 ATS in its last 18 games when playing on the road against Dayton
Dayton is 16-4 SU in its last 20 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Dayton's last 11 games when playing Xavier
Dayton is 12-5-1 ATS in its last 18 games when playing at home against Xavier
Dayton is 12-6 SU in its last 18 games when playing at home against Xavier

Next up:
Xavier at Rhode Island, Wednesday, February 20
Dayton at Massachusetts, Saturday, February 23