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College baskeball point spread favors Musketeers in battle with Tigers

Pacific TigersXavier Musketeers
Nov 22, 2:00 PM | Cintas Center

Pacific Tigers vs Xavier Musketeers Odds


Xavier looks to cover the Musketeers-Tigers pointspread on Thursday and improve its overall 3-0 mark when they host Pacific in college basketball wagering action.

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

View Pacific vs Xavier Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Musketeers installed as 6-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Musketeers sit at No. 45 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Tigers sit at No. 290 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Musketeers will win this game 86-77.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Xavier has the nation's No. 48-rated offensive output, at 80 PPG. The visiting Tigers defense ranks No. 51 allowing on average 57.7 PPG. The Musketeers FG% has averaged 59.1% so far, more than the Tigers marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.6% per game.

Defensively, Pacific features the nation's No. 139-rated defense on the road, allowing 66 points per game. Xavier, meanwhile, comes in at No. 102 nationally in scoring at home.

Pacific was a 69-67 loser in their most recent outing at home against Oral Roberts. The Tigers got 13 points from Lorenzo McCloud, but it was Oral Roberts that prevailed in a 69-67 final on Monday at Spanos Center.

Xavier won its last outing, a 61-59 result against Robert Morris on November 17. Justin Martin scored 17 points leading the Musketeers to a 61-59 victory over Robert Morris at Cintas Center on Saturday.

Pacific Tigers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
After playing Oral Roberts are 1-0
After a loss are 5-5

Xavier Musketeers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Purdue are 7-0
After playing Robert Morris are 1-0
After a win are 5-5

A few Tigers at Musketeers trends to consider:
Pacific is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Pacific is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Xavier is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games at home
Xavier is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Pacific at Gonzaga, Saturday, December 1
Xavier at Purdue, Saturday, December 1