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Xavier Has Been Automatic On Home Court

Xavier has opened the season by winning its first six games at the Cintas Center by an average of 16.7 points. This home dominance should be expected, as the Musketeers have now won 12 consecutive games on home court dating back to last season. Xavier faces an upset-minded Eastern Washington squad in Cincinnati on Tuesday.

  • Xavier is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games as a favorite of 24.5 or more.
  • Eastern Washington is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road against teams with winning records.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Eastern Washington's last 8 games as underdog.

Xavier has used its size advantage to the fullest so far this season, as nearly 75 percent of the team's offense has come from two-point range or the charity stripe. J.P. Macura has epitomized this physical style, as the guard has averaged nearly six free throws per game while shooting 89.5 percent from the line.

Eastern Washington has opened the season 8-3 but is straddling a dangerous line, with an average scoring margin of plus-0.6 points per game. The Eagles offense primarily depends on Bogdan Bliznyuk, as the Ukrainian is averaging a team-high 21.7 points while tallying 6.2 assists and 4.5 assists per game.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Eastern Washington Eagles were listed as 24-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including the odds makers at BetOnline.

Eastern Washington Eagles vs Xavier Musketeers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Eastern Washington Eagles will look to cover the spread vs the Xavier Musketeers on Tuesday, as the Eagles are 4-3 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Musketeers are 5-5 ATS. Eastern Washington is 4-1 against the total, while Xavier is 5-4 versus the total betting line.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 14-ranked Xavier Musketeers and the No. 171-rated Eastern Washington Eagles in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Xavier's No. 140-ranked offense, averaging 75 PPG, against a Eagles defense that ranks No. 228 at 78.27 PPG. The Musketeers field goal percentage has averaged 44.77% so far, less than the Eagles marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.47% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The battle between the Eagles and Argonauts didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Great Falls was handed a 103-76 defeat on Thursday at Reese Court.

Xavier got 18 points from Trevon Bluiett en route to a 77-69 victory over Utah on Saturday at Cintas Center.

Betting Trends
  • Eastern Washington is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
  • Eastern Washington is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
  • Xavier is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Xavier is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
  • Xavier is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Xavier is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Eastern Washington at Colorado, Thursday, December 22nd
Xavier at Providence, Wednesday, December 28th