Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Wildcats vs. Musketeers CBB Odds
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2022 NCAA Basketball Handicapping
(11-4) Villanova Wildcats vs. Xavier Musketeers (12-2)
Date: Wednesday, January 12th, 2022
Time: 6:30 PM ET
Venue: Cintas Center
CBB Moneyline Odds: Villanova -154 | Xavier +120
CBB Betting ATS Odds: Villanova -2 | Xavier +2 (Bet Now!)
CBB Betting Total: 140.5
The Villanova Wildcats will be on the road to take on the Xavier Musketeers on Wednesday, January 12th.
The tip-off is set for 6:30 ET from Cintas Center.
The Wildcats started off as a 1 point favorite and that number is now up to 2. The total has gone from 139.5 to 140.5.
Villanova has played pretty well so far this season. I do not think I would put them in the category of an elite team yet, but they could certainly get there by the time the year is over. I just have to see more out of them.
The Wildcats took care of the DePaul Blue Demons on Saturday by a score of 79-64. They were simply too much for a team that is not on the same level as them. The task will be much harder for them when they hit the road to face this tough and confident Xavier crew.
This is a team that has already played some tough teams and they have had success against a few of them. Winning a game on the road against the Musketeers would be a big statement win for them in my opinion.
Colin Gillespie was the leading scorer for this team in their last win with 28 points and 4 rebounds. Justin Moore also chipped in 21 points and 7 rebounds to the effort.
Once again, Xavier has an impressive team. I have really liked what I have seen from these guys so far and I just feel it will only get better as the season progresses.
The Musketeers currently have a record of 12-2. Getting that 13th win on the year will be quite tough when they face this well-coached and highly talented Villanova team, but it would not shock me if they were able to do so. I think this crew could hang with most teams in the nation based on how they have looked so far.
These guys last played on Friday, where they beat the Butler Bulldogs by a score of 87-72. Even a strong second half by Butler was not nearly enough to get them the victory.
Offensively, this team was quite balanced and effective in their last game, as four players ended up reaching double figures. Adam Kunkel was the leading scorer with 25 points and 3 rebounds. Also, Paul Scruggs chipped in 16 points and 6 dimes.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Villanova is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
- Villanova is 8-2 SU in their last 10 games.
- The total has gone under in 7 of Villanova’s last 10 games.
- Xavier is 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games.
- Xavier is 11-0 SU in their last 11 games at home.
- The total has gone over in 4 of Xavier’s last 6 games played on a Wednesday.
Free Villanova Wildcats vs. Xavier Musketeers NCAAB Summary:
Two teams from the Big East that are ranked in the top 25? Sign me up every day.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Xavier ATS
Both of these teams will be looking to keep up their strong play, but it will not be a cake walk. Villanova and Xavier both present issues for each other, so I am curious to see how everything turns out.
When these teams met the last time, the Wildcats had the clear upper hand and the final score did not end up being all that close. With that said, I am not sold on that happening again. Xavier is a very talented team and I expect them to be quite competitive at home on Wednesday.
To me, this is the type of game that turns to out to be very close. I know it is a small number, but I do not totally trust laying the points with Nova here.
I like Xavier at +2 here.
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