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Xavier Musketeers host Bowling Green Falcons in college basketball action

Bowling Green FalconsXavier Musketeers
3-4December 07, 2013, 02:00 | Cintas Center5-3

College hoops betting interest focuses on the Xavier vs Bowling Green battle Saturday at Cintas Center as the Musketeers look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

The Falcons will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 2-4 ATS against the number this season, while the Musketeers are 4-2 ATS. Bowling Green is 2-4 on the totals; Xavier is 2-4.

View Bowling Green Falcons vs Xavier Musketeers Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with Xavier in this one found them as -15.5-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

The Musketeers sit at No. 110 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Falcons sit at No. 274 on the same chart.

In their last action, Bowling Green was a 74-62 winner at home against Western Kentucky. They covered the 2-point spread as underdogs. The Falcons grabbed a 74-62 win over the Hilltoppers on Monday, behind a 20-point effort from Spencer Parker at Stroh Center.

Xavier was an 84-78 loser in their most recent outing at home against USC. They failed to cover the 10.5-point spread as favorites. USC earned an 84-78 victory over Xavier on Saturday, getting 23 points from Pe'Shon Howard at Imperial Arena at Atlantis Resort.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Xavier's No. 128 nationally ranked offense (75 points per game) against a Falcons defense that sits as the No. 52 at 65.14 PPG. The Musketeers have been averaging 48.36% from the field, more than the Falcons have managed so far this season (44.36% on average).

A few Falcons at Musketeers trends to consider:
Bowling Green is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Bowling Green is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Bowling Green is 0-4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Bowling Green is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Xavier is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next up:
Bowling Green home to North Dakota, Wednesday, December 11th
Xavier at Evansville, Tuesday, December 10th