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Providence Has Been Hot on the Road

xavier vs providence

Two top 25 teams hit the court in college hoops action tonight when Providence looks to avenge a loss against Xavier in Cincinnati. Xavier got the better of Providence on January 26, winning 75-68 and covering the -1.5-point spread.

Shark Bites
  • Providence is 1-5 ATS in its last six games.
  • The visiting team is 1-4 SU in its last five games in this matchup.
  • Xavier is 15-1 SU in its last 16 games at home.

Entering tonight’s game as 8-point underdogs, Providence has been a hot bet as visitors, going 9-2 ATS in their last 11 road games. They’ve also won SU in six straight games as road underdogs.

Xavier has been impossible to beat when they’re well-rested, as the team is 9-0 SU in its last nine games with three days off between games. Unfortunately, the streak hasn’t carried over to the betting window, as they’ve failed to cover the spread in four straight games at home.

The total for tonight’s game opened at 148.5, and OVER is trending for both teams. Xavier has gone OVER in five straight games as favorites of eight points or more, while Providence has gone OVER in four of their last five games.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Xavier Musketeers betting line as -9-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over/under total value at TopBet.

Providence Friars vs Xavier Musketeers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Xavier Musketeers sport a record of 22-3 and 15-10 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the Providence Friars have 19-7 and 13-12 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 14-10-1 for the Xavier Musketeers and 15-10 for the Providence Friars.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Xavier Musketeers rated this week at No. 43 and the Providence Friars sitting at No. 160.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Providence is ranked No. 116 in NCAA basketball at 37.04 per game. Contrast that with Xavier's No. 17 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Xavier is the No. 113-ranked team in the country at 7.32 per game, while Providence rates No. 157 at 6.69 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Rodney Bullock scored 23 points and helped out with 23 rebounds for Providence on Saturday, leading the Friars to a 75-72 victory over Georgetown at Dunkin Donuts Center.

J.P. Macura scored 13 points leading the Musketeers to a 74-57 victory over Butler at Hinkle Fieldhouse on Saturday.

Betting Trends
  • Providence is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Providence is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games
  • Providence is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Providence's last 5 games
  • Xavier is 14-7 ATS in its last 21 games
  • Xavier is 22-3 SU in its last 25 games
  • Xavier is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • Xavier is 15-1 SU in its last 16 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Providence at Seton Hall, Thursday, February 25th
Xavier at Georgetown, Saturday, February 20th