Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Friars vs. Musketeers CBB Odds
Looking for Providence Friars vs. Xavier Musketeers NCAA basketball free picks & CBB odds? CBB betting sees the Friars taking on the Musketeers on Wednesday, January 26th, 2022 at Cintas Center. 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 Friars-Musketeers matchup.
2022 NCAA Basketball Handicapping
(16-2) Providence Friars vs. Xavier Musketeers (14-4)
Date: Wednesday, January 26th, 2022
Time: 6:30 PM ET
Venue: Cintas Center
CBB Betting ATS Odds: Providence +8 | Xavier -8 (Bet Now!)
CBB Moneyline Odds: Providence +270 | Xavier -385
CBB Betting Total: 138.5
The Providence Friars take on the Xavier Musketeers in a Big East battle on Wednesday night. The Friars continued their strong play with a home win against Butler. The Musketeers lost a road battle against Marquette in their latest action.
These teams split the season series last year.
The Providence Friars continue to dazzle propelled by stellar defensive play. They have answered their only conference loss to Marquette by collecting three consecutive victories. The Friars’ only other defeat occurred against Virginia.
Providence was tabbed nine-point favorites in Sunday’s 69-62 home win against a struggling Butler squad. The Friars were led in scoring by Nate Watson who dropped a team high 18 points to go along with 7 rebounds.
Nate Watson continues to thrive, sinking at least 50% of his field goals in three consecutive games. The senior center is contributing in all areas and features an average of 14.1 PPG accompanied by 6.2 RPG. Al Durham has registered at least 13 points in four out of his last five performances. The senior guard scored 15 in the recent win over Georgetown and has tallied an average of 13.3 PPG.
The Friars are positioned 56th in the country in Ken Pomeroy’s college basketball ratings and climbed four spots to #17 in this week’s AP Top 25. he Friars are scoring an average of 70.4 points, landing them at 205th overall. They are conceding an average of 64.1 points, placing them 41st.
The Xavier Musketeers enter this one as a winner of two out of their last three games. Xavier had their two-game winning streak thwarted in Sunday’s 75-64 road loss to Marquette in a tilt that had the Musketeers favored by two points. Xavier is now 2-2 in their last four clashes including a defeat against Villanova and has dipped to 4-3 in Big East play.
Junior forward Jack Nunge is having a productive season, posting an average of 12.3 PPG and 7.1 RPG. Sophomore guard has been a solid contributor and has netted at least 13 points in three straight games and has averages of 11.4 PPG and 8 RPG. A.J. Reeves has missed the last five games due to a finger injury and is questionable for this one. The senior guard is having a terrific season, recording 10.7 PPG.
The Musketeers are ranked 23rd overall in Ken Pomeroy’s college basketball ratings and dipped one spot in the AP Top 25 to 21st. Xavier is scoring an average of 74.5 points, landing them 115th overall. They are conceding an average of 64.3 points, tabbing them 69th in DI.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Providence is 4-3 ATS in Big East games
- Xavier is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games
4* Free Providence Friars vs. Xavier Musketeers CBB Betting Pick: Providence ATS
The #17 Providence Friars continue to shine, winning 6 of their 7 Big East games on the season and including wins against UConn and Seton Hall. They have averaged a stellar 78 points in their last three clashes and are playing with confidence. They are a complete team, averaging 109.9 points per 100 possessions while only allowing 97.1 points.
This is a large spread considering Xavier is rarely covering the spread lately and hasn’t looked very threatening. They have only covered once in conference play and own a subpar 3-3 record in their last 6 games overall.
Give me the Friars on the road to keep this game much closer than the oddsmaker believe it will be.
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