Xavier Musketeers vs Villanova Wildcats 12/21/2021 Betting Preview, Spread and Game Analysis
Xavier Musketeers vs Villanova Wildcats 12/21/2021 – It’s time for an unbalanced Big East Conference play to get underway as the Xavier Musketeers take on the Villanova Wildcats from Finneran Pavilion in Villanova, Pennsylvania. The Musketeers are second in the Big East and are coming into this game riding a hot seven-game winning streak. The Wildcats are at the bottom of the list and they look forward to rebounding from their last two defeats. The NCAA Basketball picks are intact for the Musketeers to win this game and cover the spread.
Xavier Musketeers vs Villanova Wildcats 12/21/2021
|When:||Tuesday, December 21, 7:00 PM ET|
|Where:||Finneran Pavilion, Villanova, Pennsylvania|
|Xavier Musketeers||+6.5 (-110)||138 o (-110)||+190|
|Villanova Wildcats||-6.5 (-110)||138 u (-110)||-333|
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The Musketeers are holding a 1-0 record in the Big East and are 11-1 with their overall record. Xavier defeated the Marquette Golden Eagles in their last game with an 80-71 final score. The Musketeers are holding the 22nd rank in the country and they have Nate Johnson as their leading scorer with 13.2 points. From the rebounding department, Colby Jones is the leader with 8.2 boards while Paul Scruggs is the leader in assists with 4.2. Xavier is touching an average of 77 points per game with their offense.
Players to watch: N. Johnson G (GP 12, MIN 27.5, PTS 13.3, REB 3.4, AST 1.3, STL 0.7, BLK 0.4, TO 1.7, FG% 49.1, FT% 72, 3P% 47.3), J. Nunge F (GP 12, MIN 22.8, PTS 13, REB 7.8, AST 0.6, STL 0.7, BLK 1.7, TO 1, FG% 54.3, FT% 76.7, 3P% 29.6), C. Jones G (GP 11, MIN 29.9, PTS 12.4, REB 8.2, AST 2.8, STL 1.5, BLK 0.6, TO 1.8, FG% 52.8, FT% 70.2, 3P% 36).
The Wildcats are ranked at No. 9 but they seem to be having a rough start to this season. Villanova is 0-1 with their conference record and is 7-4 with their overall play. On Monday, they lost against the Baylor Bears with a final score of 57-36. Collin Gilespie has taken the lead in scoring with an average of 16.2 points per game. Gilespie is also the leader in assists with 3.3. From the rebounding department, Jermain Samuels has taken the lead with 6.4 boards. The Wildcats are touching an average of 72.6 points per game with their offense.
Players to watch: C. Gillespie G (GP 11, MIN 34.2, PTS 16.2, REB 3.4, AST 3.3, STL 1.5, BLK 0, TO 1.4, FG% 42.5, FT% 87.1, 3P% 40.7), J. Moore G (GP 11, MIN 33.4, PTS 14.7, REB 5, AST 2.6, STL 1.2, BLK 0, TO 1.3, FG% 40.5, FT% 69.2, 3P% 36.4), B. Slater F (GP 11, MIN 31.3, PTS 11.2, REB 3.7, AST 1.5, STL 1.2, BLK 0.5, TO 1, FG% 48.4, FT% 80, 3P% 34.1).
Xavier Musketeers vs Villanova Wildcats Betting Predictions
Xavier are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games.
Musketeers are 7-0 SU in their last 7 games.
Xavier are 3-13 ATS in their last 16 games against Villanova.
Xavier are 1-8 SU in their last 9 games against Villanova.
Musketeers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games on the road.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Villanova’s last 6 games.
Villanova are 6-3 SU in their last 9 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Villanova’s last 9 games against Xavier.
Villanova are 12-0 SU in their last 12 games at home.
Villanova are 7-0 ATS in their last 7 games when playing at home against Xavier.
Xavier Musketeers vs Villanova Wildcats Betting Picks
Summary: Xavier took to an excellent start on the season and they are strong with their shooting game. The online basketball betting odds have predicted the Musketeers to win this game and cover the spread with ease.
Moneyline: +190 is the ML set for the Musketeers and -333 is set for the Wildcats.
ATS: A spread of +6.5 (-110) is out for the Musketeers and a spread of -6.5 (-110) is out for the Wildcats.
Totals: Over 138 (-110) is out for Xavier and under 138 (-110) is out for the Wildcats.
Score Prediction: 73-65, Musketeers win.