NCAA Basketball Look Ahead; Wednesday, Jan. 12 5:30pm CST
The college basketball season is in full swing, and conference play is now fully underway. There have been a lot of surprises over the last few weeks, and that isn’t going to change anytime soon. There have been some massive upsets as we have now gotten into the season, and the week ahead is setting up to where we could see more.
Below, we will look at Villanova Wildcats vs Xavier Musketeers.
Villanova Wildcats Travel to Cincinnati to Face the Xavier Musketeers
The Villanova Wildcats will travel to Xavier to take on the Musketeers in what will be a big Big East matchup. Villanova is 10-4 on the season, while Xavier is 11-2. Both of these teams already have a loss in conference play, so it will be important to grab a win in this game.
Villanova is ranked #19 in the country, while Xavier is ranked #22 in the country. Villanova has won three games in a row while Xavier lost their last match.
Xavier is scoring 75.5 points a game this season, and Villanova is scoring 72.7 points a game. Both of the teams are allowing between 61 and 62 points per game this year. Xavier has been on pause since December 22nd, so this game may be a tough one for them.
I lean toward Villanova on the road.
Upcoming Matchups NCAA Men’s Basketball
Butler vs Villanova; Sunday, Jan. 16 11:00am CST Creighton vs Xavier; Saturday, Jan. 15 11:00am CST Marquette vs Villanova; Wednesday, Jan 19 7:00pm CST Xavier vs DePaul; Wednesday, Jan 19 8:00pm CST
* All odds provided by Action247 Sportsbook and all odds subject to change.
**All views expressed are my own. My picks are my own and are not a guarantee, bet at your own risk.