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2023 NCAA Basketball Handicapping Musketeers vs. Connecticut
- (16-4) Xavier Musketeers vs. Connecticut Huskies (16-5)
- Date: Wednesday, January 25th
- Time: 6:30 ET
- Venue: Gampel Pavilion, Storrs
- CBB Moneyline Odds: Musketeers +285 | Huskies -345
- NCAAB Betting ATS Odds: Xavier +7 | Connecticut -7 (Bet Now!)
- CBB Betting Total: O/U 152.0
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Through 20 games, Xavier has an 16-4 overall record. Out of 6 road games this season, Xavier has a record of 4-2.
Having been the underdog in 5 games, Xavier has gone 2-3 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +7 underdogs on the spread.
Xavier currently has a record of 8-1 in Big East action. In non-conference games, the team has a mark of 8-3.
Coming into the game, Souley Boum is the team leader in scoring, averaging 16.6 points per game. In addition to his scoring, Boum is grabbing 4.2 rebounds and adding 5.0 assists.
Xavier’s second leading scorer is Zach Freemantle, who has hit 58.3% of his field goal attempts and is averaging 15.4 points per game.
The Musketeers’ offense heads into the game ranked 118th in the NCAA at 73.9 points per contest. 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.
Hoping to build on their 16-5 overall record, Connecticut squares off with Xavier. Currently, the Huskies have been the home team 13 times, sitting with a record of 12-1.
Getting ready to play for the 20 times as the favorite, Connecticut has gone 15-5 in those matchups. Playing at home, the Huskies come into this game as -7 point favorites.
Connecticut currently has a record of 5-5 in Big East action. In non-conference games, the team has a mark of 11-0.
Coming into the game, Adama Sanogo is the team leader in scoring, averaging 17.2 points per game.
In addition to his scoring, Sanogo is grabbing 7.1 rebounds and adding 1.3 assists. Connecticut’s second-leading scorer is Jordan Hawkins, who has hit 40.9% of his field goal attempts and is averaging 15.5 points per game.
Huskies Key Stats
The Huskies offense heads into the game ranked 80th in the NCAA at 75.2 points per contest. Connecticut’s offensive attack is heavily reliant on getting the ball inside, as 65.84% of their shots have come inside the arc.
So far, the team is ranked 257th in overall field goal percentage at 43.6%. When the Huskies have taken 3-point shots, they are hitting 35.4% of their looks.
In terms of pace, Connecticut is below the NCAA average in possessions per game, averaging just 66.8 per contest, placing them just 510th in college basketball.
Currently, the team is one of the better rebounding teams in the country, at 40.9 rebounds per contest. This figure includes 14.0 offensive boards per game.
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Xavier vs. Connecticut CBB Betting Trends
- First, Xavier is 3-2 vs. the spread in their last 5 games. The Musketeers are 4-1 straight up in these matchups.
- Second, Xavier is 5-5 ATS in their last 10 games on the road, going 9-1 SU.
- At this point, Musketeers are 2-1 SU in their last 3 games as the underdog. They are 3-0 vs. the spread in these contests.
- Also, Huskies are 1-2 SU in their last 3 games as the favorite. They are 1-2 vs. the spread in these contests.
Free Xavier Musketeers vs. Connecticut Huskies CBB Betting Pick:
Free Spread Prediction: Connecticut Huskies -7
Heading into this matchup, our NCAA betting model has identified this game as a profitable opportunity and recommends taking the Connecticut Huskies to pick up the win and cover the spread as -7 point betting favorites.
Although Connecticut as a team is just 257th in overall shooting percentage, we see their offense putting together a strong performance against the Musketeers’ defense. At -7, we see there being plenty of value in grabbing the Huskies to come out on top and cover.
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