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St. John's Red Storm face Xavier Musketeers: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats

St. John's Red StormXavier Musketeers
9-3December 31, 2013, 12:00 | Cintas Center10-3

The visiting St. John's Red Storm hope to send their backers to the pay window on Tuesday as they look to cover the spread at Cintas Center against the Xavier Musketeers.

The Musketeers sit at 10-3 (7-4 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Red Storm are currently 9-3 (3-7 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Xavier is 4-7 OU, and St. John's is 5-5 OU.

View St. John's Red Storm vs Xavier Musketeers Odds and Stats.

If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Red Storm were listed as 4.5-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.

The Musketeers - Red Storm odds would favor the Musketeers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Xavier is rated No. 35 in the current Odds Shark poll, while St. John's is at No. 58.

In their last action, St. John's was a 65-59 winner at home against Columbia. They failed to cover the 8-point spread as favorites. The Red Storm grabbed a 65-59 win over the Lions on Saturday, behind a 15-point effort from D'Angelo Harrison at Barclays Center.

In their last action, Xavier was a 68-53 winner at home against Wake Forest. They covered the 8.5-point spread as favorites. Matt Stainbrook scored 21 points and added 10 rebounds for a double-double, leading Xavier over Wake Forest, 68-53, on Saturday at Cintas Center.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Xavier's No. 137-ranked offense, averaging 73.62 PPG, against a Red Storm defense that ranks No. 55 at 65.25 PPG. The Musketeers field goal percentage has averaged 46.73% so far, more than the Red Storm marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.22% per game.

A few Red Storm at Musketeers trends to consider:
St. John's is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
St. John's is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Xavier is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Xavier is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Xavier is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games at home

Next up:
St. John's at Georgetown, Saturday, January 4th
Xavier at Butler, Saturday, January 4th