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St. John's Red Storm vs Xavier Musketeers College Basketball Betting Preview

The Xavier Musketeers will be trying to slam the St. John's Red Storm on Saturday when the teams tip off at Cintas Center in college betting odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening NCAA basketball betting line for this matchup, Xavier sat as -14-point favorites over at MyBookie. Also, check out the current over/under betting total for points scored, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline

St. John's Red Storm vs Xavier Musketeers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Xavier Musketeers sport a record of 12-2 and 8-5 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the St. John's Red Storm have 8-8 and 9-7 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 7-6 for the Xavier Musketeers and 10-6 for the St. John's Red Storm.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Xavier Musketeers rated this week at No. 7 and the St. John's Red Storm sitting at No. 53.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting St. John's Red Storm rank No. 102 in NCAA Basketball Division 1 with 38.13 per game. That compares with Xavier’s No. 39 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Xavier is college basketball's No. 171-ranked team at 7 per game, while the St. John's Red Storm rate No. 17 with 9.75 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Marcus LoVett scored 23 points in a futile effort to lead the Red Storm to a win (they lost 85-72 to Creighton at Carnesecca Arena on Wednesday).

The Musketeers got 28 points from Edmond Sumner as Xavier ran past Georgetown University 81-76 on Saturday at Verizon Center.

Betting Trends
  • St. John's is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. John's's last 5 games
  • St. John's is 3-16 SU in its last 19 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of St. John's's last 10 games on the road
  • Xavier is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Xavier is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games at home
  • Xavier is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Xavier is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing St. John's

Next Betting Matchups

St. John's at Georgetown University, Monday, January 9th
Xavier at Villanova, Tuesday, January 10th

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