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March Madness - Georgia State Panthers take on Musketeers in NCAA Basketball Betting

Georgia State Panthers


Xavier Musketeers
Saturday, March 21, 2015 6:10 PM ET
Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena

After pulling off a huge upset in the Round of 64 on Thursday the Georgia State Bulldogs will be looking to do the same thing on Saturday when they take on the Xavier Musketeers in Round of 32 betting action at the books.

But they face the team that has been the best March madness bet in decades. Xavier was favored by 7.5 points in early betting at Bovada.

No. 14 Georgia State bounced No. 3 Baylor by a score of 57-56 in their opener on Thursday, in yet another Round of 64 ATS victory for the underdogs. No. 6 Xavier had no problem getting past No. 11 Ole Miss in their opener, winning that matchup by a score of 76-57 on Thursday.

Xavier is now 19-3-1 ATS, best mark in Madness since 2004. Georgia State is on 14-2 SU run, including its upset of Baylor Thursday.

Georgia State is on a 1-5 ATS slump past six as underdog, while Xavier has covered six straight Round of 32 games. Meanwhile, 6 seeds are 5-0, 4-0-1 ATS vs 14 seeds since 1999.

Georgia State Panthers vs Xavier Musketeers Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Xavier Musketeers sport a record of 22-13 and 17-17-1 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the Georgia State Panthers have 25-9 and 16-16-1 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 15-19 for the Xavier Musketeers and 12-14 for the Georgia State Panthers.

This game puts the Xavier Musketeers, most recently No. 119 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Georgia State Panthers, who rate No. 8 in the latest survey.

How Georgia State Panthers vs Xavier Musketeers Stats Matchup

The game also pits Xavier's No. 30-ranked offense, averaging 73.63 PPG, against a Panthers defense that ranks No. 51 at 62.03 PPG. The Musketeers field goal percentage has averaged 47.3% so far, less than the Panthers marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.84% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

R.J. Hunter scored 16 points leading the Panthers to a 57-56 victory over Baylor at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena on Thursday.

Xavier earned a 76-57 victory over Mississippi on Thursday, getting 20 points from Matt Stainbrook at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena.