Xavier Musketeers vs Wofford Terriers Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner
Wofford Terriers vs Xavier Musketeers Odds
Xavier will look to improve on its 7-3 record on Saturday when they host Wofford in NCAA basketball odds action at Cintas Center.
The Musketeers currently sports a 7-3 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 4-4 ATS. The Terriers are 5-6 and 4-2 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Musketeers produce a 4-4 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Terriers have gone 0-1 against the number.
College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Xavier Musketeers as 9.5-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 145-ranked Musketeers and the No. 124-rated Terriers in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 69-66 win for the Musketeers on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Terriers rank No. 246 in NCAA Division 1 with 33.4 per game. That compares with Xavier’s No. 288 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Xavier is college basketball's No. 190-ranked team at 6 per game, while the Terriers rate No. 46 with 7.9 per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Wofford owns the country's No. 58-rated mark, allowing 63 points per game on the highway. Xavier, on the other hand, rates No. 190 in scoring at home.
Wofford was a 94-52 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Jacksonville. Wofford cruised to victory on Tuesday, running Jacksonville out of the gym and running up a 94-52 score at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena.
Xavier was a 60-45 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Cincinnati. They failed to cover the 9-point spread as underdogs. Travis Taylor scored 12 points in a futile effort to lead the Musketeers to a win (they lost 60-45 to Cincinnati at U.S. Bank Arena on Wednesday).
Wofford Terriers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Virginia are 0-1
After playing Jacksonville are 0-1
After a win are 4-6
Xavier Musketeers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Tennessee are 0-2
After playing Cincinnati are 5-5
After a loss are 9-1
A few Terriers at Musketeers trends to consider:
Wofford is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Xavier is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games at home
Xavier is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games
Wofford at Virginia, Sunday, December 30
Xavier at Tennessee, Saturday, December 29