Villanova Wildcats vs Xavier Musketeers 01/12/2022 Odds, Betting Picks and Predictions
Villanova Wildcats vs Xavier Musketeers 01/12/2022 – Two top three teams from the Big East Conference play will square off in a tough challenge from Cintas Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Villanova Wildcats will take on the Xavier Musketeers as the top basketball betting websites predict a winner with the help of the odds and betting lines. The Wildcats will enter this game riding a four-game winning streak and they remain second in the Big East play. The Musketeers are coming into this game holding the third spot and they look forward to building on their last success.
Villanova Wildcats vs Xavier Musketeers 01/12/2022
|When:||Wednesday, January 12, 6:30 PM ET|
|Where:||Cintas Center, Cincinnati, Ohio|
|Villanova Wildcats||-1 (-110)||139.5 o (-110)||-154|
|Xavier Musketeers||+1 (-110)||139.5 u (-110)||+120|
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Villanova won four of their five conference games and are 11-4 with their overall record. The Wildcats are right behind the Providence Friars at the top. In their last game, they defeated the DePaul Blue Demons with ease when they scored 79 and gave up only 64 in return. The Wildcats are holding the 14th rank in the country and are giving up 61.6 points to opponents on average. Against the Blue Demons, Collin Gillespie tossed in 28 points after going nine for 17 with his shooting attempts. Gillespie contributed four assists while Justin Moore tossed in 21 points with seven rebounds.
Players to watch: C. Gillespie G (GP 15, MIN 33.7, PTS 16.9, REB 3.3, AST 3.4, STL 1.3, BLK 0, TO 1.4, FG% 45.9, FT% 88.6, 3P% 41), J. Moore G (GP 15, MIN 33.5, PTS 15.7, REB 4.9, AST 2.3, STL 1.3, BLK 0.1, TO 1.5, FG% 41.9, FT% 74.4, 3P% 37.1), J. Samuels F (GP 15, MIN 30.4, PTS 10.7, REB 6.5, AST 1.4, STL 0.5, BLK 1, TO 1.4, FG% 42.4, FT% 72, 3P% 26.5).
The Musketeers are holding a 2-1 conference record and they are 12-2 with their overall play. The Musketeers defeated the Butler Bulldogs in their last game with a final score of 87-72. Xavier is holding the 17th rank in the country and is reaching an average of 76.4 points per game. Against the Bulldogs, Adam Kunkel went eight for 12 and tossed in a game-high of 25 points in just 26 minutes of gameplay. Another 16 points were poured in by Paul Scruggs along with seven rebounds and six assists.
Players to watch: N. Johnson G (GP 14, MIN 27.1, PTS 12.7, REB 3.2, AST 1.1, STL 0.6, BLK 0.4, TO 1.6, FG% 49.2, FT% 70, 3P% 46.4), J. Nunge F (GP 14, MIN 22.6, PTS 12.1, REB 7.1, AST 0.6, STL 0.6, BLK 1.5, TO 0.9, FG% 54.7, FT% 75.4, 3P% 25.8), C. Jones G (GP 13, MIN 29.6, PTS 11.2, REB 8.1, AST 2.4, STL 1.4, BLK 0.5, TO 1.9, FG% 50, FT% 69.8, 3P% 35.7).
Villanova Wildcats vs Xavier Musketeers Betting Predictions
Villanova are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Villanova’s last 10 games.
Wildcats are 8-2 SU in their last 10 games.
Villanova are 14-3 ATS in their last 17 games against Xavier.
Villanova are 9-1 SU in their last 10 games against Xavier.
Xavier are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games.
Musketeers are 8-1 SU in their last 9 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Xavier’s last 5 games against Villanova.
Xavier are 11-0 SU in their last 11 games at home.
Xavier are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games when playing at home against Villanova.
Villanova Wildcats vs Xavier Musketeers Betting Picks
Summary: The Wildcats are a tough team with their overall performance, but the Musketeers have won more overall games and they have the advantage at home. The NCAA basketball betting picks favor the Musketeers to win this game.
Moneyline: The ML for Villanova is -154 and the ML for Xavier is +120.
ATS: An ATS of -1 (-110) is out for Villanova and an ATS of +1 (-110) is out for Xavier.
Totals: Over 139.5 (-110) is out for Villanova and under 139.5 (-110) is out for Xavier.
Score Prediction: 73-67, Musketeers win.