Villanova Wildcats vs Xavier Musketeers 2/22/2020 Odds, Predictions and Spread
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Villanova Wildcats vs Xavier Musketeers 2/22/2020 –The Villanova Wildcats are on a three-game winning streak and they hope to extend that even further to climb up the Big East Conference. They will be visiting the Xavier Musketeers at the Cintas Center in Cincinnati, Ohio this Saturday, February 22 at 2:30 pm Eastern Time. Fox is the official television partner for this game and SofaScore will be featuring the online live stream on their page. The Wildcats are seen by NCAA Games Today Odds to be the team carrying the slight upper hand in this game against the Musketeers.
Villanova Wildcats vs Xavier Musketeers 2/22/2020
Villanova Wildcats are sitting at third place in the Big East Conference behind the Seton Hall Pirates and the Creighton Bluejays. Their current record stands at 20-6 and they have been doing well on the road with 6-3. Prior to their three-game winning streak, this team had a three-game slump. In the past ten games, the Wildcats won seven out of ten games. Gillespie is the top scorer for this team with 16.2 points and 3.7 rebounds per game while Bey is also a prospective NBA draft pick and he does 15.6 points, 5 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game. James Robinson-Earl has been manning the paint for this team with 10.9 points, 9.3 rebounds and 2 assists per game.
Players to watch: C. Gillespie G (26 GP 33.9 MIN 16.2 PTS 3.7 REB 4.5 AST 1.2 STL 0.1 BLK 1.9 TO 42.7 FG% 81.8 FT% 38.1 3PT%), S. Bey F (26 GP 33.8 MIN 15.6 PTS 5 REB 2.6 AST 0.7 STL 0.5 BLK 1.4 TO 47.4 FG% 77.6 FT% 46.4 3PT%), J. Robinson-Earl F (26 GP 32.2 MIN 10.9 PTS 9.3 REB 2 AST 1.2 STL 0.6 BLK 2.2 TO 44.8 FG% 82.1 FT% 30.8 3PT%).
The Xavier Musketeers are coming off from a bounce-back victory after losing to the Butler Bulldogs. If it was not for that loss, this team could have been on a five-game winning streak. Over the past ten games, the Musketeers have split their wins and losses to five and five. Marshall does 16.1 points and 6.1 rebounds per game while Jones is an instant double-double with 13.8 points, 11.3 rebounds and 2.1 blocks. Scruggs also contribute well for Xavier as he does 13 points per night.
Players to watch: N. Marshall F (25 GP 35 MIN 16.1 PTS 6.1 REB 3.8 AST 1.3 STL 0.4 BLK 3.1 TO 43.6 FG% 68.5 FT% 29.4 3PT%), T. Jones F (26 GP 27.7 MIN 13.8 PTS 11.3 REB 1.5 AST 0.8 STL 1.2 BLK 1.8 TO 55.9 FG% 58.7 FT% 0 3PT%), P. Scruggs G (25 GP 33.6 MIN 13 PTS 4.4 REB 2.7 AST 1.1 STL 0.4 BLK 2.8 TO 46.7 FG% 70.5 FT% 36.1 3PT%).
Villanova Wildcats vs Xavier Musketeers Betting Predictions
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Villanova’s last 16 games.
Xavier is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games.
Villanova Wildcats vs Xavier Musketeers Betting Picks
The Musketeers are on the disadvantage of this game but they can still pull the win as seen by Betting On College Basketball. Meanwhile, the Wildcats seek to improve their standing as March Madness approaches.
Moneyline: This game is expected to go down the wire and it will be a tight finish between the Musketeers and Wildcats. The winner is given a -110 on the ML.
Spread: Just one point across the spread for this game. The Wildcats own the -1 while the Musketeers are at +1
Total: The predicted total for this game is 136 with the Wildcats going over and the Musketeers are under.
Score Prediction: 69-67, Wildcats win.