Bryant Bulldogs vs Xavier ncaab prediction

NCAAB: Bryant vs. Xavier Prediction 11/24/2023

The Bryant Bulldogs (2-3) travel to face off against the Xavier Musketeers (3-2) on Friday, November 24th. This game will be played at Cintas Center in Cincinnati and televised on FS1. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 12:00 ET.

Bryant Bulldogs vs Xavier Musketeers

The Bryant Bulldogs Are Coming Off A Win

Heading into their 6th game of the season, Bryant’s overall record stands at 2-3. If they come out victorious today, Bryant will have a chance to even their road record at 2-2. Before today’s game, Bryant has a 2-3 ATS record. Taking into account the previous season, Bryant’s performance in their last ten games shows a 3-6 ATS record.

Looking at their over/under performance through five games, Bryant has an over/under record of 1-4-0, with their games averaging 131.6 points per game on average. The Bulldogs’ have recorded an over/under record of 1-2 in their last three games, with their games averaging 69 points per game.

The Xavier Musketeers Are Coming Off A Win

Xavier comes into this game with a 3-2 record, having recently defeated Saint Mary’s by a score of 66-49. When playing away from home, the Musketeers are 1-2 on the year, but they have a perfect 2-0 record when playing at home. As Xavier prepares to face Bryant, they hold a 2-3 ATS record. Looking back over their last ten games, including the previous season, Xavier has gone 5-5 vs. the spread.

Up to this point, games involving Xavier have had an average of 137.8 points per game, with the average over/under line set at 144.5 points. Their over/under record is 1-4-0. When looking at the Musketeers’ last three games, their over/under record is 1-2, with their games averaging 80 points per game.

Bryant Offense Breakdown

In their latest game, Bryant offense put up 67 points against Howard. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 44.6% and made 8 threes. Currently leading the team in scoring is Sherif Gross-Bullock who comes into today’s matchup averaging 17.8. Earl Timberlake also heads into the game with a PPG average of 12.2.

Sherif Gross-Bullock (G) 17.8 6.7 3.2
Earl Timberlake (G) 12.2 9.7 4.5
Rafael Pinzon (G) 12.0 2.7 0.7

Xavier Offense Breakdown

Coming off their recent game, the Xavier offense tallied 66 points in a matchup against Saint Mary’s. Their field goal percentage for the game was 48.2%, and they made 5 threes. The team’s top scorer is Desmond Claude, who enters today’s matchup with an average of 16.4, while Quincy Olivari also carries a PPG average of 12.2 into the game.

Desmond Claude (G) 16.4 3.6 3.8
Quincy Olivari (G) 12.2 4.8 1.8
Gytis Nemeiksa (F) 10.2 5.4 1.2

Bryant Team Defense

So far, the Bulldogs’ defense is ranked 90th in the country at 69.0 points per contest. On average, opposing teams are hitting 5.2 threes per game vs. Xavier. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 19.6%.

Xavier Team Defense

The Musketeers’ defense is presently ranked 59th nationally, allowing an average of 65.0 points per contest. On average, opposing teams are hitting 4.4 threes per game vs. Bryant. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 25.9%.

Bulldogs vs Musketeers Trends

  • Through their last ten road contests, the Bulldogs offense has averaged 70 points per game while allowing an average of 74. Bryant posted an overall record of 3-7 while going 3-7 ATS.
  • Across their last three home contests, Xavier has a 2-1 record vs the spread. Their overall mark in these games was 1-2, while averaging 69 points per game.
  • Going back to their last five games as the underdog, the Bulldogs have a straight up record of 1-4. But, their mark vs the spread was just 2-3.
  • Across their last three matchups as the betting favorite, the Musketeers have an overall record of 2-1 while going 1-2 against the spread.

Bulldogs vs Musketeers Prediction

For a point-spread bet in this Musketeers vs. Musketeers matchup, we’re leaning towards the Musketeers at -18. Although our projections show the Musketeers winning 76-67, we suggest placing your bet on the Bulldogs for the point-spread.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 145, and our model predicts the Bulldogs and Musketeers to score a combined 143 points. We recommend betting on the under.

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