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NCAA Basketball Odds: Xavier Musketeers vs Providence Friars

The Providence Friars will try to cover the point spread at Dunkin Donuts Center on Saturday when they get a visit from the Xavier Musketeers in NCAA basketball betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds makers at sportsbooks such as Bovada had set the Providence Friars as 1.5-point underdogs on the opening betting line for this contest. The betting line may have moved, check for updates at shops such as MyBookie.

Xavier Musketeers vs Providence Friars Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Xavier Musketeers will try to spoil to the party and cover the point spread on Saturday; they are 12-4 ATS against the betting line this season, while the Providence Friars are 3-12 ATS. Xavier Musketeers are 11-5 on betting the total; Providence Friars are 10-5.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 105-ranked Providence Friars and the No. 25-rated Xavier Musketeers in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Providence's No. 107-ranked scoring average of 76.94 PPG, against a Xavier Musketeers defense rated No. 143 and allowing 71.62 PPG. The Providence Friars FG% has averaged 46.75% to date this season, less than the Xavier Musketeers shooters have managed so far (50.97% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Musketeers grabbed a 86-79 win over the Bulldogs on Tuesday, behind a 21-point effort from Trevon Bluiett at Cintas Center.

Kyron Cartwright went off for 29 points and added 4 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Marquette handed Providence a 95-90 defeat at Dunkin Donuts Center.

Betting Trends
  • Xavier is 19-5 ATS in its last 24 games
  • Xavier is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 11 of Xavier's last 16 games
  • Xavier is 9-2 ATS in its last 11 games on the road
  • Providence is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Providence is 16-8 SU in its last 24 games
  • Providence is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games at home
  • Providence is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Xavier

Next Betting Matchups

Xavier at Villanova, Wednesday, January 10th
Providence at DePaul, Friday, January 12th

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