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(11-7) Xavier Musketeers vs. Villanova Wildcats (13-4)
Date: Friday, January 18, 2019
Time: 8:30 PM ET
Venue: Finneran Pavilion, Bryn Mawr, PA.
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Villanova -11
CBB Betting Total: 137
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All but two of Xavier’s seven losses have come outside the Cintas Center: San Diego State, Auburn, at Cincinnati, at Missouri and at Marquette. The Musketeers lost at home to Wisconsin and Seton Hall.
So that’s a lot of losses for Xavier, given the recent success of the program under Chris Mack. Travis Steele is going to have a bit of an adjustment, going for an assistant to the head coach, despite some of the talent that carried over from the Mack era.
The biggest name to stay with Xavier was Paul Scruggs, now a sophomore, who is averaging over thirteen points and five rebounds per game. Both he and Naji Marshall, a fellow sophomore that is actually getting as many points and even more rebounds per game, get over three assists per. They make up a promising foundation for the next two seasons.
Quentin Goodwin gets 5.4 assists per, which gives Xavier a great start to the roster but nobody gets even a full dime per after that. Assists and turnovers are, more or less, even, which will have Xavier struggling to make the Big Dance for a sixth-straight year.
Villanova should get in but it won’t be a 1 or a 2, like it has become accustomed to in recent seasons. ‘Nova hasn’t lost since December 15, when it fell by three at Phog Allen Fieldhouse.
Phil Booth was magnificent in the latest victory, 90–78, at Creighton. Booth went 9-for-14 from the field and 6-for-6 from the line for 28 points. He added four rebounds and a team-high seven assists with just one turnover.
I’m loving Booth as the clear-cut top option, dominating the game as both a scorer and a playmaker. I hope he stays healthy the whole season to see if he can take Villanova back to the Sweet Sixteen. There’s just enough talent there for ‘Nova to get back.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Under is 20-7-1 in XAV last 28 road games.
- Under is 10-4 in XAV last 14 overall.
- Under is 10-1-1 in VILL last 12 home games.
- Under is 12-3-2 in VILL last 17 overall.
- VILL are 18-7 ATS in their last 25 home games.
- Favorite is 11-1 ATS in the last 12 meetings.
- XAV are 1-10 ATS in the last 11 meetings.
Free Xavier Musketeers vs. Villanova Wildcats NCAAB Prediction: Villanova at home.
This is going to be a fun game with two teams that play good offense, though not as talented in recent years. I like Villanova at home in a high-scoring game.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Xavier ATS
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Xavier 77 – Villanova 84
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