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Xavier Musketeers host Virginia Commonwealth Rams in college basketball action

Virginia Commonwealth RamsXavier Musketeers
Feb 23, 2:00 PM | Cintas Center

Virginia Commonwealth Rams vs Xavier Musketeers Odds

21-6TEAM RECORD15-10

Xavier will look to improve on its 15-10 record on Saturday when they host Virginia Commonwealth in NCAA basketball odds action at Cintas Center.

The Musketeers currently sports a 15-10 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 13-10 ATS. The Rams are 21-6 and 8-12 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Musketeers produce a 9-14 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Rams have gone 10-10 against the number.

View Virginia Commonwealth vs Xavier Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to go with the Musketeers in this one found them listed as 4-point underdogs earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Rams was expected to move the line.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 114 (Musketeers) and the No. 33 (Rams) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 81-70 result in favor of the Rams has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Rams rank No. 131 in NCAA Division 1 with 35.7 per game. That compares with Xavier’s No. 167 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Xavier is college basketball's No. 321-ranked team at 4.4 per game, while the Rams rate No. 26 with 8 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Virginia Commonwealth owns the country's No. 100-rated mark, allowing 66.4 points per game on the highway. Xavier, on the other hand, rates No. 199 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Virginia Commonwealth was a 76-62 loser on the road against Saint Louis. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as underdogs. Virginia Commonwealth got 19 points from Juvonte Reddic but lost anyway, 76-62, to Saint Louis on Tuesday at Chaifetz Arena.

Xavier was a 55-42 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Rhode Island. They covered the 2-point spread as favorites. Xavier earned a 55-42 victory over Rhode Island on Wednesday, getting 16 points from Semaj Christon at Thomas Ryan Center.

Virginia Commonwealth Rams Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Butler are 1-0
After playing Saint Louis are 1-0
After a loss are 7-3

Xavier Musketeers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Memphis are 2-0
After playing Rhode Island are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

A few Rams at Musketeers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Virginia Commonwealth's last 5 games on the road
Virginia Commonwealth is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Virginia Commonwealth is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Xavier is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Xavier is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Virginia Commonwealth home to Butler, Saturday, March 2
Xavier home to Memphis, Tuesday, February 26