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Xavier Musketeers vs Massachusetts Minutemen in college hoops odds

Massachusetts MinutemenXavier Musketeers
March 2, 2:00 PM | Cintas Center

Massachusetts Minutemen vs Xavier Musketeers Odds

17-9TEAM RECORD16-11

Massachusetts pays a visit to Xavier on Saturday, hoping to send the Musketeers to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Cintas Center.

The Musketeers sit at 16-11 (15-10 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Minutemen are currently 17-9 (11-15 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Xavier is 10-15 OU, and Massachusetts is 11-15 OU.

View Massachusetts vs Xavier Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Xavier opened as 4.5-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 101-rated Musketeers and the No. 85-ranked Minutemen, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 71-70 result in favor of the Musketeers.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Minutemen is ranked No. 62 in NCAA hoops at 37.3 per game. Contrast that with Xavier’s No. 164 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Xavier is the No. 322-ranked team in the country at 4.5 per game, while Massachusetts rates No. 80 at 7.1 per game.

Defensively, Massachusetts features the nation's No. 279-rated defense on the road, allowing 74 points per game. Xavier, meanwhile, comes in at No. 211 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Massachusetts was a 76-66 winner at home against Dayton. They covered the 4-point spread as favorites. Massachusetts got 22 points and 14 rebounds from Cady Lalanne en route to a 76-66 victory over Dayton on Saturday at Mullins Center.

Xavier was a 64-62 winner in their most recent outing at home against Memphis. They covered the 4.5-point spread as underdogs. Xavier earned a 64-62 victory over Memphis on Tuesday, getting 18 points from Travis Taylor at Cintas Center.

Massachusetts Minutemen Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
After playing Dayton are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

Xavier Musketeers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Saint Louis are 7-3
After playing Memphis are 2-0
After a win are 4-6

A few Minutemen at Musketeers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Massachusetts's last 8 games on the road
Massachusetts is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Massachusetts is 4-9 ATS in its last 13 games on the road
Massachusetts is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Xavier
Xavier is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Massachusetts
Xavier is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
Xavier is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Massachusetts
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Xavier's last 7 games when playing Massachusetts

Next up:
Massachusetts home to Butler, Thursday, March 7
Xavier home to Saint Louis, Wednesday, March 6