The Xavier Musketeers (2-1) travel to face off against the Washington Huskies (2-1) on Friday, November 17th. This game will be played at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and televised on None. Both Xavier and Washington will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip-off is scheduled for 11:59 ET.
Xavier Musketeers vs Washington Huskies
The Xavier Musketeers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
Xavier enters today’s game with a 2-1 record, having lost their most recent game to Purdue by a score of 83-71. Over their last ten road games, which includes last year, the Musketeers have gone 3-7. As of today, Xavier is sitting at 1-2 against the spread. Over their last ten games, including the previous season, Xavier has gone 4-6 vs. the spread.
So far, Xavier’s games have averaged 143 points per game with the average over/under line being 144.3 points. The Musketeers’ last five games have culminated with an average of 76 points per game and an over/under record of 3-2.
The Washington Huskies Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
After playing three games, Washington has a record of 2-1. So far, all of their games have been played at home. As of today’s game, Washington has a 1-2 ATS record. Over their last ten games, including the previous season, Washington is 4-6 vs. the spread.
Washington’s games have, on average, featured 149.7 points per game leading to an over/under record of 3-0-0. Their average over/under line is currently 142.8 points so far. The Huskies’ last five games have culminated with an average of 78 points per game and an over/under record of 5-0.
Xavier Offense Breakdown
In their recent game, the Musketeers’ offense concluded with 71 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 75.7 points per contest. Desmond Claude is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 17.3 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, Quincy Olivari brings a PPG average of 12 into the game.
|Desmond Claude (G)||17.3||2.7||3.3|
|Quincy Olivari (G)||12.0||3.3||2.3|
|Dailyn Swain (G)||9.7||2.7||2.0|
Washington Offense Breakdown
In their latest game, Washington offense put up 76 points against Nevada. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 48.4% and made 7 threes. For the season, the Washington offense has been one of the more efficient shooting teams in the NCAA with a field goal percentage of 52%. So far, they have hit 62% of their looks from inside the arc, and are averaging 6.7 made three’s per contest.
|Keion Brooks Jr. (F)||24.3||8.0||1.7|
|Sahvir Wheeler (G)||16.0||3.5||6.0|
|Koren Johnson (G)||10.7||0.0||1.0|
Xavier Team Defense
This season, the Xavier defense has been impressive, holding the 57th position in the country while permitting an average of 67.3 points per contest. In today’s game vs. Washington, the Xavier defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, Xavier made 18 free-throws vs. the Musketeers.
Washington Team Defense
Currently, the Huskies’ defense holds the 64th rank in the nation, allowing 69.0 points per game. The Washington defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 83 points and allowed Nevada to connect on 7 threes.
Musketeers vs Huskies Trends
- Across their last five road contests, Xavier has a 3-2 record vs the spread. Their overall mark in these games was 2-3, while averaging 73 points per game.
- Washington has a 1-2 record in their last three home games. In this stretch, they averaged 61 points per game while allowing 64. The team also performed well vs the spread at 2-1.
- The last three games that Washington was the underdog, they have an ATS mark of 1-2 while going 1-2 straight up.
- Spanning across their last ten games as the betting favorite, the Musketeers have gone 4-6 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 8-2.
Entering the game as underdogs with a spread of +2.5, the Huskies is our point spread pick. Our projections not only see them covering the spread but also indicate a solid chance of an outright victory. This is a good choice for those looking for a higher moneyline payout.
Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 155.5 and given that our model is projecting 142 points between the teams, we like the under.
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