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Saint Louis Billikens visit Xavier Musketeers in college basketball clash

Saint Louis BillikensXavier Musketeers
March 6, 9:00 PM | Cintas Center

Saint Louis Billikens vs Xavier Musketeers Odds

23-5TEAM RECORD16-12

Saint Louis travels to Xavier on Wednesday, hoping to boost its 23-5 record with a victory over the Musketeers.

The Musketeers bring a 16-12 record (15-11 ATS) to this tilt against the 23-5 Billikens, who are 17-9 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Xavier go 11-15 so far and the Billikens go 11-12-1.

View Saint Louis vs Xavier Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Saint Louis before tip-off in this one found them as 3.5-point favorites over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Musketeers, most recently No. 88 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Billikens, who rate No. 72 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 74-66 victory for the Billikens.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Billikens is ranked No. 269 in NCAA hoops at 32.4 per game. Contrast that with Xavier’s No. 151 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Xavier is the No. 319-ranked team in the country at 4.5 per game, while Saint Louis rates No. 158 at 6.2 per game.

Defensively, Saint Louis features the nation's No. 33-rated defense on the road, allowing 62.4 points per game. Xavier, meanwhile, comes in at No. 204 nationally in scoring at home.

Saint Louis was a 66-58 winner in its last match on the road against George Washington. They covered the 5.5-point spread as favorites. Dwayne Evans scored 22 points and helped out with 12 rebounds for Saint Louis on Saturday, leading the Billikens to a 66-58 victory over George Washington at Charles E. Smith Center.

Xavier was a 77-72 loser in their most recent outing at home against Massachusetts. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as favorites. Semaj Christon scored 17 points in a futile effort to lead the Musketeers to a win (they lost 77-72 to Massachusetts at Cintas Center on Saturday).

Saint Louis Billikens Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing La Salle are 3-6
After playing George Washington are 2-6
After a win are 10-0

Xavier Musketeers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Butler are 4-2
After playing Massachusetts are 8-2
After a loss are 6-4

A few Billikens at Musketeers trends to consider:
Saint Louis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Saint Louis's last 6 games when playing on the road against Xavier
Saint Louis is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Xavier
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Xavier's last 6 games when playing Saint Louis
Xavier is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing Saint Louis
Xavier is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Saint Louis
Xavier is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home

Next up:
Saint Louis home to La Salle, Saturday, March 9
Xavier at Butler, Saturday, March 9