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2023 Sweet 16 – NCAA Basketball Handicapping Musketeers vs. Texas
- (25-9) Xavier Musketeers vs. Texas Longhorns (26-8)
- Date: Friday, March 24th
- Time: 9:45 ET
- Venue: T-Mobile Center, Kansas City
- CBB Moneyline Odds: Musketeers +160 | Longhorns -196
- NCAAB Betting ATS Odds: Xavier +4 | Texas -4 (Bet Now!)
- CBB Betting Total: O/U 147.5
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At this point, Xavier holds a 25-9 record. Presently, in their 13 road games this season, the Musketeers have a record of 7-6.
Having been the underdog in 11 games, the Musketeers have gone 5-6 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +4 underdogs on the spread.
Presently, Xavier has a record of 8-3 in non-conference games. In Big East action, they have a mark of 17-6.
Coming into the game, Souley Boum is the team leader in scoring, averaging 16.5 points per game. In addition to his scoring, Boum is grabbing 4.3 rebounds and adding 4.4 assists. Xavier’s second leading scorer is Colby Jones, who has hit 51.9% of his field goal attempts and is averaging 15.2 points per game.
The Musketeers offense heads into the game, ranked 118th in the NCAA at 73.9 points per contest. In addition, 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.
At this point, Texas heads into their matchup vs Xavier with a record of 26-8 and riding a 4 game win streak. So far, Texas has been the home team 23 times, sitting with a record of 21-2.
Getting ready to play for the 27 times as the favorite, the Longhorns have gone 24-3 in those matchups. Playing at home, Texas comes into this game as -4 point favorites.
Presently, Texas has a record of 11-2 in non-conference games. In Big 12 action, they have a mark of 15-6.
Coming into the game, Marcus Carr is the team leader in scoring, averaging 15.9 points per game. In addition to his scoring, Carr is grabbing 3.0 rebounds and adding 4.0 assists. Texas’ second leading scorer is Sir’Jabari Rice, who has hit 45.8% of his field goal attempts and is averaging 12.9 points per game.
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At this point, the Texas offense is one of the worst performing units in the NCAA, averaging just 68.3 points per game. This figure places them just 295th in college basketball. In addition, Texas’ offensive attack is heavily reliant on getting the ball inside, as 63.9% of their shots have come inside the arc. So far, the team is ranked 206th in overall field goal percentage at 44.2%. When the Longhorns have taken 3-point shots, they are hitting 32.3% of their looks.
In terms of pace, Texas is below the NCAA average in possessions per game, averaging just 62.8 per contest, placing them just 660th in college basketball. Currently, Texas’ 33.5 rebounds per contest is one of the lower figures in the NCAA. So far, the Longhorns are averaging 10.4 offensive boards per game.
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Xavier Musketeers vs. Texas Longhorns CBB Betting Trends
- Firstly, Xavier is 2-3 vs. the spread in their last 5 games. The Musketeers are 4-1 straight up in these matchups.
- Secondly, Xavier is 6-4 ATS in their last 10 games on the road, going 8-2 SU.
- At this point, Musketeers are 2-1 SU in their last 3 games as the underdog. They are 2-1 vs. the spread in these contests.
- Also, Longhorns are 3-0 SU in their last 3 games as the favorite. They are 2-0-1 vs. the spread in these contests.
Free Xavier Musketeers vs. Texas Longhorns CBB Betting Pick:
Free Spread Prediction: Xavier Musketeers +4
After running our analysis on this game, we’ve identified the best side to take on the spread. Currently, the oddsmakers have Texas as the favorites with a line coming in at -4. However, based on how these team’s matchup, we see this number being too high and like the Xavier Musketeers to cover. Both teams have knocked down the 3-point shot at a rate similar to the NCAA average this season with Texas at 6.41 made 3’s per game compared to Xavier at 6.81.
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Look for Xavier to put together a strong enough defensive effort to cover the spread vs the Longhorns.
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