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College Basketball Matchup - Xavier Musketeers Purdue Boilermakers Odds Preview

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Dec 3, 3:00 PM | Cintas Center

Purdue Boilermakers vs Xavier Musketeers Odds


Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Saturday when the Xavier Musketeers try to run the Boilermakers off the court at Cintas Center in college hoops action.

Supporters of the Boilermakers have watched them go 7-1 and 4-2 ATS on the year, while the Musketeers are at 5-0 and 2-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Musketeers are 1-2, while the Boilermakers have a 3-3 mark.

View Purdue vs Xavier Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers opened the Musketeers as 4-point favorites in this matchupl.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 202-ranked Musketeers and the No. 105-rated Boilermakers in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 87-83 win for the Boilermakers on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Xavier's No. 70-ranked offense, averaging 75.6 PPG, against a Boilermakers defense that ranks No. 75 at 61.2 PPG. The Musketeers field goal percentage has averaged 46.5% so far, more than the Boilermakers marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.8% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Purdue owns the country's No. 264-rated mark, allowing 77.3 points per game on the highway. Xavier, on the other hand, rates No. 158 in scoring at home.

Purdue was a 76-65 winner in its last match at home against Miami. They covered the 9.5–point spread as favorites. Purdue earned a 76-65 victory over Miami on Tuesday, getting 17 points from Robbie Hummel at Mackey Arena.

In their last action, Xavier was an 82-70 winner on the road against Vanderbilt. They covered the 4–point spread as underdogs. Xavier got 24 points from Tu Holloway en route to an 82-70 victory over Vanderbilt on Monday at Memorial Gymnasium.

Purdue Boilermakers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Western Carolina are 1-1
After playing Miami are 0-1
After a win are 7-3

Xavier Musketeers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Butler are 2-2
After playing Vanderbilt are 0-1
After a win are 9-1

A few Boilermakers at Musketeers trends to consider:
Purdue is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Purdue's last 6 games on the road
Xavier is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Xavier is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games at home

Next up:
Purdue home to Western Carolina, Wednesday, December 7
Xavier at Butler, Wednesday, December 7