Vanderbilt Commodores vs Xavier Musketeers Odds
A key college battle sees the visiting Vanderbilt Commodores travelling to Xavier Thursday to take on the Musketeers.
The Musketeers bring a 6-1 record (4-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 2-4 Commodores, who are 1-4 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Xavier go 3-2 so far and the Commodores go 0-3.
College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Xavier Musketeers as 10-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Musketeers at No. 180 and the Commodores at No. 288 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 74-60 result in favor of the Musketeers.
How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Xavier's No. 89-ranked scoring average of 73.3 PPG, against a Commodores defense rated No. 104 and allowing 62.5 PPG. The Musketeers FG% has averaged 52% to date this season, more than the Commodores shooters have managed so far (39.6% per game).
Defensively, Vanderbilt features the nation's No. 110-rated defense on the road, allowing 66 points per game. Xavier, meanwhile, comes in at No. 110 nationally in scoring at home.
Vanderbilt was a 62-52 loser in their most recent outing at home against Villanova. They failed to cover the 1.5-point spread as favorites. The Commodores endured a 62-52 loss at the hands of the Wildcats on Saturday, despite a 14-point effort from Rod Odom at Memorial Gymnasium.
Xavier was a 63-57 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Purdue. They covered the 6.5-point spread as underdogs. Semaj Christon went off for 25 points and added 4 rebounds, leading Xavier over Purdue, 63-57, on Saturday at Mackey Arena.
Vanderbilt Commodores Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Alabama A&M are 1-4
After a loss are 7-3
Xavier Musketeers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Kent State are 2-2
After playing Purdue are 6-1
After a win are 7-3
A few Commodores at Musketeers trends to consider:
Vanderbilt is 16-7-1 ATS in its last 24 games on the road
Vanderbilt is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Vanderbilt is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Xavier is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Xavier is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games at home
Vanderbilt home to Alabama A&M, Saturday, December 15
Xavier home to Kent State, Sunday, December 9