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(7-0) Xavier Musketeers vs. #11 Baylor Bears (7-0)
2016 NCAA Basketball
Date: Saturday, December 3, 2016
Time: 3:30 PM ET
Venue: Ferrell Center, Waco, Texas
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Baylor -4
CBB Betting Total: OFF
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A crucial early match up of ranked teams gets set for Saturday as the #7 Xavier Musketeers meet with the #11 Baylor Bears.
Both teams enter play at a perfect 7-0 mark.
The Musketeers have gotten off to a hot start this season and it’s thanks in large part to their backcourt.
The works of J.P. Macura, Edmond Sumner and Trevon Bluiett have averaged just under 50 points per game through the first 7 contest.
Scoring has not been an issue for this Xavier team because of that.
Xavier has scored at least 83 points in 5 of their 7 games and comes in off an 85 point performance against North Dakota last time out.
Rebound has also been a big key for this Xavier team. The Musketeers are holding a plus 10.4 average per game on the glass, as they are a team that will crash the boards offensively and get multiple chances at the basket.
F Sean O’Mara is averaging 8.1 points per game while shooting 62.5% from the field this season.
The Baylor Bears are putting together quite the resume for there only be 7 games played thus far into the season.
Baylor will look to defeat their 4th ranked team already this season here on Saturday. The Bears have wins over Louisville, Michigan State, and Oregon, all of which are going to play a huge part come March.
The Bears can tie the 5th best start in program history if they can secure an 8th win here.
Things are in favor for them with this being a non conference game, as the Bears have rattled off 37 straight home non conference wins in a row.
They’ll lean on Johnathan Motley, who is averaging 16.2 points per game to go along with 8.2 rebounds. He is shooting 50% from the field thus far into the season.
Look for the 7 footer in the middle to also be a huge key here. Jo Lual-Acuil Jr. is averaging 9.3 points per game to go along with 8.4 rebounds.
He has also been a force defensively, racking up 29 blocks.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Musketeers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall.
- Musketeers are 10-3 ATS in their last 13 Saturday games.
- Musketeers are 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 vs. Big 12.
- Bears are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
- Bears are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games after allowing less than 50 points in their previous game.
- Bears are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. Big East.
Free Xavier Musketeers vs. Baylor Bears NCAAB Prediction:
The Musketeers have leaned heavily on the backcourt here in the early going and will need all the scoring they can get here against a Baylor team that is averaging 75 points per game.
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Expect a back and forth game that comes down to the wire, with the home team grabbing a late win.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Baylor 78- Xavier 74
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