DePaul Blue Demons vs Xavier Musketeers 2/25/2020 Odds, Picks and Spread
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
DePaul Blue Demons vs Xavier Musketeers 2/25/2020 – The DePaul Blue Demons will be looking to even things out when they face the Xavier Musketeers on Tuesday. NCAA college basketball tip the Musketeers to win, possibly influenced by their first meeting. In their previous matchup, Xavier won 67-59 on the road. DePaul is at the bottom of the Big East, largely due to losing eight straight games. Xavier has not exactly been having a great season, currently at 7th place in the standings.
DePaul Blue Demons vs Xavier Musketeers 2/25/2020
DePaul Blue Demons
DePaul Blue Demons gained a bit of a reprieve after snapping their eight-game losing spell over Georgetown. Building a winning streak is possible starting with Xavier is possible but will need a collective effort. Charlie Moore needs to do more than his 20-point and seven assist performance last time out. Paul Reed could be that guy, finishing with a double-double against Georgetown. The defense could also do it for the Blue Demons, limiting the opposition to 70.7 points per game.
Players to watch: C. Moore G (27 GP 35.6 MIN 15.9 PTS 3.4 REB 6.6 AST 1.7 STL 0 BLK 3.6 TO 38.1 FG% 80.3 FT% 31.7 3PT%), P. Reed F (27 GP 31.7 MIN 14.9 PTS 10.4 REB 1.6 AST 1.9 STL 2.6 BLK 2.3 TO 51.7 FG% 74.6 FT% 30.6 3PT%), J. Coleman-Lands G (27 GP 31.1 MIN 11.9 PTS 2.9 REB 1.2 AST 0.8 STL 0.1 BLK 1.3 TO 37.9 FG% 81 FT% 33.1 3PT%).
Xavier has been playing well the past weeks although they are coming off a loss. With redemption in their minds, that could spell bad news for the Blue Demons. Naji Marshall will be at the front of the offensive front anew. He is expected to get some help from Tyrique Jones and Paul Scruggs who played well despite the loss. The Musketeers need to come out with a good offensive showing and hope their defense holds up. Xavier is limiting opponents to 67 points per contest.
Players to watch: N. Marshall F (26 GP 35.2 MIN 16.1 PTS 6.2 REB 3.8 AST 1.2 STL 0.4 BLK 3.1 TO 43.7 FG% 67.6 FT% 30.3 3PT%), T. Jones F (27 GP 27.8 MIN 13.9 PTS 11.4 REB 1.5 AST 0.9 STL 1.1 BLK 1.8 TO 55 FG% 60.3 FT% 0 3PT%), P. Scruggs G (26 GP 33.5 MIN 12.9 PTS 4.6 REB 2.8 AST 1.2 STL 0.4 BLK 2.9 TO 46.6 FG% 72.9 FT% 35.8 3PT%).
DePaul Blue Demons vs Xavier Musketeers Betting Predictions
DePaul Blue Demons
DePaul is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
Xavier is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games.
DePaul Blue Demons vs Xavier Musketeers Betting Picks
Xavier is tipped by NCAA basketball betting lines to prevail but by the slimmest of margins. Though they have not played well this season, DePaul should not be taken for granted. The Musketeers need to have a good offensive showing against the Blue Demons if they want to bag this win.
Moneyline: +263 is set for the Blue Demons and -302 is set for the Musketeers.
ATS: Look for the spread of +7 for DePaul and -7 for Xavier.
Totals: Over 135 is out for the Blue Demons and under 135 is out for the Musketeers.
Score Prediction: 71-70, Xavier Musketeers.