Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Panthers vs. Musketeers CBB Odds
Looking for Pittsburgh Panthers vs. Xavier Musketeers NCAA basketball free picks & CBB odds? CBB betting sees the Panthers taking on the Musketeers on Sunday, March 19th Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all college basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily NCAA basketball predictions like this Panthers Musketeers matchup.
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2023 NCAA Basketball Handicapping Panthers vs. Xavier
- (22-11) Pittsburgh Panthers vs. Xavier Musketeers (25-9)
- Date: Sunday, March 19th
- Time: 12:10 ET
- Venue: Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro
- CBB Moneyline Odds: Panthers +178 | Musketeers -220
- NCAAB Betting ATS Odds: Pittsburgh +5 | Xavier -5 (Bet Now!)
- CBB Betting Total: O/U 152.5
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At this time, the Panthers have a 22-11 overall record, Pittsburgh squares off with Xavier. Meanwhile, in their 14 road games this season, Pittsburgh has a record of 7-7.
Having been the underdog in 14 games, the Panthers have gone 6-8 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +5 underdogs on the spread.
Presently, Pittsburgh has a record of 7-4 in non-conference games. In Atlantic Coast action, they have a mark of 15-7.
Coming into the game, Blake Hinson is the team leader in scoring, averaging 15.5 points per game. In addition to his scoring, Hinson is grabbing 6.2 rebounds and adding 1.2 assists. Pittsburgh’s second leading scorer is Jamarius Burton, who has hit 49.7% of his field goal attempts and is averaging 15.6 points per game.
At this point, the Pittsburgh offense is one of the worst performing units in the NCAA, averaging just 61.5 points per game. This figure places them just 442nd in college basketball. In addition, Pittsburgh’s offensive attack is heavily reliant on getting the ball inside, as 66.38% of their shots have come inside the arc. So far, the team is ranked 372nd in overall field goal percentage at 41.4%. When the Panthers have taken 3-point shots, they are hitting 31.4% of their looks.
In terms of pace, Pittsburgh is below the NCAA average in possessions per game, averaging just 62.4 per contest, placing them just 665th in college basketball. Currently, Pittsburgh’s 33.8 rebounds per contest is one of the lower figures in the NCAA. So far, the Panthers are averaging 9.9 offensive boards per game.
Overall, Xavier has an 25-9 overall record. So far, Xavier has been the home team 21 times, sitting with a record of 18-3.
Getting ready to play for the 23 times as the favorite, the Musketeers have gone 20-3 in those matchups. Playing at home, Xavier comes into this game as -5 point favorites.
Presently, Xavier has a record of 8-3 in non-conference games. In Big East action, they have a mark of 17-6.
Coming into the game, Souley Boum is the team leader in scoring, averaging 16.5 points per game. In addition to his scoring, Boum is grabbing 4.3 rebounds and adding 4.4 assists. Xavier’s second leading scorer is Colby Jones, who has hit 51.9% of his field goal attempts and is averaging 15.2 points per game.
Musketeers Key Stats
The Musketeers offense heads into the game, ranked 118th in the NCAA at 73.9 points per contest. In addition, Xavier’s offensive attack is heavily reliant on getting the ball inside, as 64.32% of their shots have come inside the arc. So far, the team is ranked 171st in overall field goal percentage at 44.6%. When the Musketeers have taken 3-point shots, they are hitting 32.5% of their looks.
In terms of pace, Xavier is below the NCAA average in possessions per game, averaging just 68.3 per contest, placing them just 417th in college basketball. Currently, the team is pulling down rebounds at a similar rate to the NCAA average at 37.3 rebounds per contest. This figure includes 10.4 offensive boards per game.
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Pittsburgh Panthers vs. Xavier Musketeers CBB Betting Trends
- Firstly, Pittsburgh is 4-1 vs. the spread in their last 5 games. The Panthers are 3-2 straight up in these matchups.
- Secondly, Pittsburgh is 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games on the road, going 6-4 SU.
- At this point, Panthers are 2-1 SU in their last 3 games as the underdog. They are 2-1 vs. the spread in these contests.
- Also, Musketeers are 3-0 SU in their last 3 games as the favorite. They are 0-3 vs. the spread in these contests.
Free Pittsburgh Panthers vs. Xavier Musketeers CBB Betting Pick:
Free Spread Prediction: Pittsburgh Panthers +5
After running our analysis on this game, we’ve identified the best side to take on the spread. Currently, the oddsmakers have Xavier as the favorites with a line coming in at -5. However, based on how these team’s matchup, we see this number being too high and like the Pittsburgh Panthers to cover. Both teams have knocked down the 3-point shot at a rate similar to the NCAA average this season with Xavier at 6.81 made 3’s per game compared to Pittsburgh at 5.38.
March Madness Free Pick
Look for Pittsburgh to put together a strong enough defensive effort to cover the spread vs the Musketeers.
Free Pittsburgh vs. Xavier CBB Betting Pick: Pittsburgh ATS
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