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Big East Title Game: Villanova vs Xavier

The top-seeded Villanova Wildcats are 4-0 both SU and ATS in their last four games against the Xavier Musketeers as those two schools hit the hardwood together in the championship game of the Big East Tournament on Saturday.

Villanova beat Xavier 88-75 as a 10-point home favorite and 78-66 as a 2-point road favorite in their two meetings during the regular season, with both of those games playing OVER the betting total. Xavier upset second-seeded Georgetown in the tournament semifinals.

Xavier Musketeers vs Villanova Wildcats Opening Odds and Betting Line

The Villanova Wildcats were listed as -7.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the over/under betting odds total was expected shortly.

Xavier Musketeers vs Villanova Wildcats Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Villanova Wildcats sit at 31-2 (23-10 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the Xavier Musketeers are currently 21-12 (16-16-1 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? Villanova is 15-18 OU, and Xavier is 15-17 OU.

The Villanova Wildcats sit at No. 2 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Xavier Musketeers sit at No. 93 on the same chart.

How Xavier Musketeers vs Villanova Wildcats Stats Matchup

The game also pits Villanova's No. 17-ranked offense, averaging 76.48 PPG, against a Musketeers defense that ranks No. 159 at 67.61 PPG. The Wildcats field goal percentage has averaged 46.89% so far, less than the Musketeers marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.63% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Musketeers got 20 points from Matt Stainbrook as Xavier ran past Georgetown 65-63 on Friday at Madison Square Garden.

The Wildcats grabbed a 63-61 win over the Friars on Friday, behind a 18-point effort from Josh Hart at Madison Square Garden.