Connecticut Huskies vs Xavier Musketeers NCAABB Betting prediction

Connecticut Huskies vs Xavier Prediction 1/10/2024

The Connecticut Huskies (13-2) travel to face off against the Xavier Musketeers (7-7) on Wednesday, January 10th. This game will be played at Cintas Center in Cincinnati and televised on FS1. Connecticut is coming off a win in their previous game, while Xavier is looking to get back on track from a loss to the Villanova. Tip-off is set for 8:30 ET.

Connecticut Huskies vs Xavier Musketeers

The Connecticut Huskies Are Coming Off A Win

Connecticut comes into this game as the favorite, as they have been in 14 of their 15 games this season. They have a record of 13-1 in those games, including a 3-2 mark on the road.

Overall, the Huskies are 13-2 on the season, and they come in on a three-game winning streak. They are 3-1 in Big East play and have gone 10-1 in non-conference action.

As the favorite this season, UConn has an ATS record of 9-5. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Huskies have gone 6-4 vs. the spread. On the road, UConn is 3-2 ATS this year and 7-3 in their last 10 road games.

So far this season, the over/under record in Connecticut games is 8-7. Today’s over/under line of 145.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games this year (146.2). Over their last three games, the OU record is 2-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 147 points.

The Xavier Musketeers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Despite being the underdog, Xavier has played much better at home this season. The Musketeers are 6-3 at home compared to just 1-4 on the road. They have also won three straight home games and are 7-3 at home in their last 10.

Overall, Xavier is 7-7 this season, including a 1-2 mark in Big East games. In their last game, the Musketeers lost to Villanova by a score of 66-65.

As the underdog this season, Xavier has gone 4-1 vs. the spread, and they are 7-3 in their last 10 games as the underdog. At home, the Musketeers are 6-3 vs. the spread this year and 7-3 in their last 10 home games.

This season, the over/under record for Xavier is 5-9. So far, their games have averaged 143.9 points compared to an average over/under line of 147.8, resulting in an average margin of -3.9. Currently, the Musketeers’ over/under record in their last three games is 0-3 and their games have averaged 135 points during this stretch.

Connecticut Offense Breakdown

In their most recent game, the Huskies’ offense tallied 88 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 83.5 points per game. Offensively, the Huskies hold a season-long field goal percentage of 50%, placing them 24th in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 190th in terms of percentage and 97th in three-pointers made.

Cam Spencer (G) 15.1 3.9 3.3
Tristen Newton (G) 15.1 6.4 5.7
Alex Karaban (F) 14.8 5.9 1.6

Xavier Offense Breakdown

In their latest game, Xavier offense put up 65 points against Villanova. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 36.8% and made 5 threes. In terms of offense, the Musketeers have a season-long field goal percentage of 44%, putting them 245th in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 185th in percentage and 278th in three-pointers made.

Quincy Olivari (G) 17.9 4.7 1.8
Desmond Claude (G) 14.8 4.8 3.7
Dayvion McKnight (G) 9.7 4.5 5.2

Connecticut Team Defense

Currently, the Huskies’ defense holds the 44th rank in the nation, allowing 64.8 points per game. Connecticut’s three-point defense is currently 70th in the country at 5.9 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 40.7% of their shots vs. Connecticut.

Xavier Team Defense

So far, the Musketeers’ defense is ranked 122nd in the country at 69.3 points per contest. The Xavier defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 66 points and allowed Villanova to connect on 10 threes.

Huskies vs Musketeers Trends

  • In their last ten games away from home, the Huskies have a straight up record of 6-4 while going 7-3 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 73 points per game in these contests.
  • Xavier has a 1-2 record in their last three home games. In this stretch, they averaged 65 points per game while allowing 65. The team also performed well vs the spread at 2-1.
  • In their last five games as the betting underdog, the Musketeers have a straight up record of 1-4 and an ATS mark of 4-1.
  • Connecticut has done well both straight up and vs the spread when favored to win the game, going 3-0 SU and 3-0 ATS in their last three games.

Huskies vs Musketeers Prediction

The Musketeers come in as the underdog at +4.5, making them our top choice on the point spread. We not only expect them to cover the spread but also believe they have a strong chance of winning the game outright, especially if you’re aiming for a higher moneyline payout.

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 145.5 and given that our model is projecting 142 points between the teams, we like the under.

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