Xavier vs. Georgetown Basketball Betting Odds and Preview
Posted by: Mike Davis
The Xavier Musketeers are once again at the top of the college basketball betting radar. With one of the best records in the nation, it’s easy to understand why Xavier is currently ranked as the 4th best team in collegiate basketball. However, the Musketeers recently suffered a humbling 79-95 loss to No. 3 Villanova that might end up costing this team its current ranking. With that in mind, it’s clear that the Musketeers need an exemplary performance in this evening’s Xavier vs. Georgetown basketball betting matchup. Let’s take a look at what kind of odds NCAA sportsbooks are giving No. 4 Xavier in this evening’s matchup.
Xavier vs. Georgetown Basketball – Wednesday, February 21st
When: 6:30 pm ET
Where: Capital One Arena, Washington, DC
TV: Local Broadcasts
Stream: Watch ESPN
College Basketball Betting Odds:
Xavier Musketeers -6 (-110) 161 (-110) -260
Georgetown Hoyas +6 (-110) 161 (-110) +220
The Musketeers march into this evening’s contest flashing a 24-4 record that ranks them as the best program in the Big East. So far this season, Xavier has posted a 12-3 record in conference play, which gives them a 1-game lead over Villanova. Considering they’ll be facing a Big East opponent this evening, the Musketeers will be vying to increase their lead at the top of the conference. Clearly this evening’s college basketball betting odds think the Musketeers will come out on top. However, since Xavier has suffered 2 losses against unranked opponents this season, there’s no guarantee they’ll come out on top this evening. Let’s take a look at how both of these teams matchup against one another.
Unsurprisingly, Xavier enters this matchup with much better offensive numbers than Georgetown. Presently, the Musketeers are scoring an average of 85.1 points per game. For comparison, the Hoyas are barely putting up 78.7. Defensively the Hoyas have a slight advantage as they’re allotting 74.2 to Xavier’s 75.4. Needless to say, that advantage is too small to offset Xavier’s dominant offense. Bottom line, players making NCAA picks and parlays this evening should stick to the Musketeers on this one.
The Hoyas enter this Big East contest with a 15-10 record that pegs them as the 8th worst team in the Big East. The reason being, the meager 5-9 losing record Georgetown has posted in conference play this year. In addition, the Hoyas recently posted a 4-game losing streak, which shows this team has a hard time getting out of a slump. Nevertheless, Georgetown has won their last two games consecutively, so they come into this matchup with a bit of momentum. But will that momentum be enough to overcome the No. 4 program in the nation? It seems unlikely. So should bettors back the favorite in this evening’s Xavier vs. Georgetown basketball matchup?
Absolutely. There’s no real reason to think Georgetown can pull off the upset this evening other than the fact that they have home field advantage. But that won’t be enough to deter Xavier. Who is currently focused on rebounding from their loss to No. 3 Villanova.