Game: College Basketball: Xavier v Villanova Preview, Handicapping, Analysis, Stats, NCAAB Betting Odds & Lines, Xavier vs Villanova Picks & Xavier vs Villanova Predictions
Date: Friday, Jan 18, 2019
Start time: 8:30 PM EST, Wells Fargo Center
TV Channel: FS1
Best Villanova Wildcats Lines: -10 (-110) Spread – BETONLINE
Over/Under 139: – BOVADA
In a game from NCAA Basketball, we will see Xavier at Villanova.
The Xavier Musketeers have won 5 of their last 8 games. This is subpar from them and they will be looking to improve until the end of the regular season because the expectations were much higher at the beginning of the season. The Musketeers are averaging 73.8 points per game on 46.9% shooting while allowing 70.8 points per game on 43.2% shooting. Paul Scruggs is the team’s leading scorer with 13.2 points per game and 5.1 rebounds.
The Villanova Wildcats, on the other hand, have won 5 games in a row and will be looking for this to continue. They are averaging 75.4 points per game on 45.3% shooting while allowing just 66.7 points per game on 43.6% shooting.
Phil Booth is averaging 18.2 points and 3.7 assists while Eric Paschall is averaging 16.5 points and 6.4 rebounds.
Villanova has managed to do damage to a lot of teams and most of their matches finished as blowouts. I expect this to be no different against the struggling Xavier team.