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Bearcats vs Musketeers College Hoops Game Preview

Cincinnati BearcatsXavier Musketeers
Dec 10, 12:30 PM | Cintas Center

Cincinnati Bearcats vs Xavier Musketeers Odds


Cintas Center features an NCAAB clash between the host Xavier Musketeers and the visiting Cincinnati Bearcats in college hoops action on Saturday.

Supporters of the Bearcats have watched them go 5-2 and 1-3 ATS on the year, while the Musketeers are at 7-0 and 3-2 ATS. In totals betting, the Musketeers are 2-3, while the Bearcats have a 2-2 mark.

View Cincinnati vs Xavier Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with Xavier in this one will find them as 7-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 48-rated Musketeers and the No. 160-ranked Bearcats, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 75-74 result in favor of the Musketeers.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Xavier's No. 89-ranked offense, averaging 73.9 PPG, against a Bearcats defense that ranks No. 7 at 52.7 PPG. The Musketeers field goal percentage has averaged 46.3% so far, more than the Bearcats marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.7% per game.

Defensively, Cincinnati features the nation's No. 10-rated defense on the road, allowing 51 points per game. Xavier, meanwhile, comes in at No. 168 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Cincinnati was a 57-51 winner on the road against Georgia. They covered the 1–point spread as favorites. Cincinnati earned a 57-51 victory over Georgia on Friday, getting 22 points from Sean Kilpatrick at Stegeman Coliseum.

Xavier was a 73-61 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Butler. They covered the 5–point spread as favorites. The Musketeers grabbed a 73-61 win over the Bulldogs on Wednesday, behind a 16-point effort from Mark Lyons at Hinkle Fieldhouse.

Cincinnati Bearcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Wright State are 2-1
After a win are 5-5

Xavier Musketeers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 9-1
After playing Butler are 4-1
After a win are 9-1

A few Bearcats at Musketeers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games on the road
Cincinnati is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Cincinnati is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Xavier
Xavier is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Xavier is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Xavier is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Xavier's last 10 games when playing Cincinnati

Next up:
Cincinnati at Wright State, Wednesday, December 14
Xavier home to Oral Roberts, Sunday, December 18