Free CBB Hoops Pick: Wildcats vs Musketeers Odds
Looking for Villanova Wildcats vs. Xavier Musketeers free plays? CBB betting sees the Wildcats taking on the Musketeers on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at the Cintas Center, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all college basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily NCAA hoops predictions.
(24-3) Villanova Wildcats vs. Xavier Musketeers (24-3)
Date: Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Time: 7:00 PM ET
Venue: Cintas Center, Cincinnati, Ohio
CBB Moneyline Odds: Off
CBB Betting Odds: Xavier -1.5
CBB Betting Total: (Open 144)
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Villanova is the top ranked team in the nation right now and Xavier isn’t far behind making this the game of the week in college hoops.
The regular season is coming to a close and Xavier needs this one if they are going to try and catch the Wildcats.
When these teams met in December it was all Villanova in Philadelphia. Seems like a long time ago now.
Villanova might not look like one of the best team’s in the country based on future pro talent but this team has been good all season long.
Josh Hart is the leading scorer but he does not dominate the ball. In fact he shares it with five players averaging between 10.5 and 15ppg.
Villanova seems to never get too far off track as they play a lot of the game with two PGs on the floor in senior Ryan Arcidiacono and freshman Jalen Brunson.
Inside they are not the beefiest team but as long as he is on the floor Daniel Ochefu is a presence. He blocks shots and rebound and generally plays big.
Villanova is one of the top defensive teams in the country. They only surrender 62ppg – 8th.
The Musketeers have a habit of being a tough out in March but are not usually this tough to beat during the regular season.
They have just three losses and this program is no fluke. They have experience and play within themselves. They are not devoid of talent either.
Similar to Villanova they have a balanced attack with 6 players scoring 9ppg or more. They are also able to get points from the perimeter and inside.
Trevon Bluiett is the top scorer at 15ppg and he gives them that edge when they need it. He might not be a volume scorer but he is not afraid to take big shots.
I don’t think Xavier has to prove anything but the way they got whipped by Villanova the first time around makes this an opportunity to prove something. Even if only to themselves.
CBB Betting Trends:
- VILL are 16-5 ATS in their last 21 Wed. games.
- Over is 28-11-2 in VILL last 41 road games.
- VILL are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 vs. Big East.
- XAV are 16-7 ATS in their last 23 games overall.
- XAV are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 Wed. games.
Free Villanova Wildcats vs. Xavier Musketeers CBB Prediction:
Whenever you have the top team in the country playing an opponent that could certainly beat them you are going to have lots of interest.
Xavier will be looking for some redemption too but I think they come up short.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Villanova ATS
Look for a close game with Villanova on the winning side yet again. Maybe these guys meet another one or two times this season. No problem with that.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Villanova 71 – Xavier 68
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