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Missouri State Bears vs Xavier Musketeers 11/15/2019 Predictions, Odds and Preview
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Missouri State Bears vs Xavier Musketeers 11/15/2019 – The Missouri State Bears showed a dominant performance in their last outing to bring their record to 2-1. They will now face Xavier Musketeers (undefeated at 3-0) for their first away game of the season. The game is slated on Friday, November 15 at 7:00 pm. For viewing purposes, streaming is available at Sofa Score. NCAA College Basketball betting odds favor the Musketeers to take this game.
Missouri State Bears vs Xavier Musketeers 11/15/2019
Missouri State Bears
The Missouri State Bears routed Cleveland State Vikings with a 20-point win in their last outing. Keandre Cook lead the charge with 19 points, nine rebounds, two steals, and two blocks but not without committing four turnovers. Tulio Da Silva came to help with 13 points, seven rebounds, two blocks, and a steal as well as fellow forward Lamont West who chipped in 10 points, a pair of rebounds, and a steal; they only had a total of three turnovers combined. They would require a more solid team effort to ace their incoming game.
Players to watch: K. Cook (19.3 PPG, 5.7 RPG, and 1 BPG), T. Da Silva (9.7 PPG, 9.3 PPG, 1 APG, and 1 BPG), L. West (10 PPG, 2.3 RPG, and 1 APG)
Although they have remained unbeaten in three games, the Xavier Musketeers needed to put extra work in OT when they faced the Missouri Tigers in their last match. They only hit a total of three 3-point shots in regulation, but their team hustle made it possible for them to make it. Naji Marshall saved the team with a clutch, game-tying trey, totaling for an output of 17 points, eight rebounds, and three assists. Jason Carter scored 12 points but had to earn half of that from the free-throw line, he also had 11 rebounds and an assist. Paul Scruggs contributed 12 points, five rebounds, one steal and one block for the win. The Musketeers emerged victorious in their first two games by 19 and 18 points respectively and with a three-game momentum, having a home-court advantage might be a bonus edge.
Players to watch: N. Marshall (18 PPG, 7.3 RPG, 4.7 APG, and 1 SPG), T. Jones (14.3 PPG, 8.3 RPG, 1.3 BPG, and 1 SPG), P. Scruggs (12 PPG, 4 RPG, 2 SPG, and 1 APG)
Missouri State Bears vs Xavier Musketeers Betting Predictions
Missouri State Bears
Bears are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games.
Musketeers are 10-3-1 ATS in their last 14 games.
Missouri State Bears vs Xavier Musketeers Betting Picks
The Musketeers are seen as the favorites in this matchup according to College Basketball Lines today with this being their fourth straight home game. While they have the edge in rebounding average, the Bears have better conversions in the three-point and free throw lines and thus hold a decent chance to slide as the winner.
Moneyline: The safer bet here is the home team, Xavier owning a -1200 Moneyline. Villanova was given the +825 as the underdogs.
Spread: A wide spread is seen between the two teams with Missouri State owning the +14.5 and Xavier at -14.5.
Total: Both teams are expected to go at 130 with Xavier predicted to go under while Missouri State is over.
Score Prediction: 72-65, Xavier wins.