Free CBB Hoops Picks: Musketeers vs Friars Odds
Weekly CBB betting sees the Xavier Musketeers taking on the Providence Friars on Tuesday January 26th at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks on all college basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE NCAAB hoops predictions.
#7 Xavier Musketeers (17-2) vs. #10 Providence Friars (17-3)
Date: Tuesday January 26
Time: 8:30 PM EST
Venue: Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island
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The Big East is featured Tuesday night with a marquee matchup as Xavier and Providence meet up for a conference showdown.
This game not only holds major conference standings implications, but both teams are certain to be fighting for 2 seeds or even 1 seeds come tournament time. Grabbing a signature win now will certainly be a huge resume builder for one of these teams.
Xavier has had their chances to really jump up in the conference standings.
However, a bad home loss to Georgetown last week has set them in cluster of 5-2 teams, with Providence being one of those teams. The Musketeers did rebound from the bad loss with a win over Seton Hall as this is one of the most deep teams in the conference.
Xavier’s physical nature, especially in the paint will be crucial here. James Farr and Jalen Reynolds are two of the best big men in the conference and have put up significantly good numbers this season.
Farr has averaged nearly a double double with 10.8 points and 9.1 rebounds per game.
Reynolds has contributed 6.5 rebounds per game and his defense in the paint has been stellar.
Xavier can also shoot the ball from the outside. Trevon Bluiett has averaged 15.4 points and is the teams best outside threat. Xavier really likes to work through their big guys and then find the shooters out top.
Look for something along those lines in this matchup as they try to wear down Providence.
Speaking of tournament resume wins, Providence comes in fresh off of one.
Providence went into Villanova as 12 point underdogs on Sunday and came away victorious in overtime putting an end to Nova’s 22 game conference winning streak.
Providence has now won 4 straight road games and have taken their last 3 of 4, with wins over Creighton and Butler.
The Friars have been able to keep their composure down the stretch of games which is extremely important for them as they tend to play very close contests.
Four of the last five for them have been decided by 3 points or less or have gone to overtime.
Leading this team has been the duo of Ben Bentil and Kris Dunn. Combined, these two average 36.4 points per game and grab 14.1 rebounds. Dunn also is a leader in terms of assists, as he contributes 6.7 per game.
Look for Providence to try and slow the pace down here and really take Xavier out of their comfort zone of running and gunning. This formula worked for Georgetown and is a big key to beating Xavier.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Musketeers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss.
- Musketeers are 10-3 ATS in their last 13 games following a straight up win.
- Musketeers are 12-4 ATS in their last 16 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
- Friars are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
- Friars are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
Free CBB Prediction:
These teams have the ability to make this one really exciting. With both teams at 5-2 and in the Top 10, a lot is on the line here.
The key will be how Providence defends the inside out game from Xavier. If they can close out on shooters and stop the Musketeers from controlling the paint, they’ll have this team extremely frustrated. Xavier is so good at adjusting that if one of those two aren’t working out, they can stick to just one and be successful.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Xavier ATS
Xavier is just too talented here. Expect them to have their way with the inside out game as they grab a huge road victory.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Xavier 80 – Providence 70
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