Free CBB Hoops Prediction: Musketeers vs Wildcats Odds
Weekly CBB betting sees the Xavier Musketeers taking on the Villanova Wildcats on Thursday December 31th at The Pavillion in Villanova, Pennsylvania. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks on all college basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE NCAAB hoops predictions.
Xavier Musketeers (12-0) vs. Villanova Wildcats (10-2)
Date: Thursday December 30
Time: 12:00 PM EST
Venue: The Pavillion – Villanova, Pennsylvania
CBB Moneyline Odds: Villanova -200, Xavier +165
CBB Betting Odds: Wildcats -4.5
CBB Betting Total: 142
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Xavier has zoomed up in the rankings, a perfect record will do that for you.
They start conference play with their biggest challenge to date, a road tilt against the Big East favourite Villanova Wildcats.
If you watch college hoops in March then you know Xavier is always good. But they are not always this good this early. In their 12 wins they have beaten 6 power conference teams plus Cincinnati.
If they had started the season higher in the rankings you could easily make a case that this team has the best profile of any in America right now.
This is a very balanced group with five players averaging between 10 and 15ppg. When you look at the numbers it is hard to find any real weaknesses to speak of. They aren’t perfect but maybe perfectly balanced.
Coach Chris Mack was wondering what he would get inside and so far James Farr has been the answer. In just 20 minutes he is averaging 10/9. Jalen Reynolds who is also 6’10” gives them a nice inside rotation.
When it comes to the regular season Villanova has dominated in the Big East. Xavier has a chance to make a statement.
Villanova is tough to read right now. Their losses are to Oklahoma and Virginia. No shame in that but they were not in either of those games so it is hard to gauge where this team really is.
On paper the biggest problem this group is having is that it can’t shoot from deep – ranked 300th. You have to be able to make shots from out there no matter how talented you are, just ask Kentucky.
That is the one thing their deep backcourt is struggling with but you have to like the likes of Ryan Arcdiacono and Jalen Brunson et all otherwise.
Inside Daniel Ochefu is a classic rebounder and rim protector. He is going to be in a battle and does not get a lot of help as this year’s team does not have a lot of length.
Josh Hart might be one of the most underrated players in America. He leads the team in scoring and is second in rebounding at more than 7 even though he is just 6’5″.
Villanova need this win at home and to prove they are to be feared this season in the Big East.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Under is 7-2 in XAV last 9 vs. Big East.
- Under is 8-3 in XAV last 11 road games.
- XAV are 18-7-1 ATS in their last 26 games overall.
- VILL are 38-14 ATS in their last 52 home games.
- Under is 27-11-2 in VILL last 40 home games.
- Under is 7-3 in VILL last 10 overall.
Free CBB Prediction:
If you believe in Nova than this is a buying opportunity. If things were playing to for they would probably be -7.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Villanova ATS
I am going to bank on my preseason work here with Villanova getting the home victory.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Villanova 79 – Xavier 70
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