UConn vs. Xavier Prediction
No. 24 UConn got back on track earlier this week with a convincing win against Marquette but No. 25 Xavier continues to stumble. Will the Musketeers snap out of their funk and knock off the Huskies as 1.5-point home favorites or is UConn the better play tonight at 7:00 p.m. ET?
877 UConn Huskies (+1.5) at 878 Xavier Musketeers (-1.5); o/u 140.5
7:00 p.m. ET, Mackey Arena, West Lafayette, IN
UConn Huskies DFS Snapshot
Adama Sanogo produced 24 points (9-18 FG, 6-8 FT), 15 rebounds, one assist, one block and two steals across 35 minutes during Tuesday's 80-72 victory over Marquette. Sanogo led the Huskies in rebounding and points in his fifth double-double of the season, marking his first in five games. The sophomore has currently made 52.9 percent of his field-goal attempts this season, punishing opposing teams with incredible efficiency. The 6-foot-9 center has averaged 15.4 points, 8.4 rebounds and 2.1 blocks during 28 minutes over 18 appearances this season.
Xavier Musketeers DFS Snapshot
Paul Scruggs logged 21 points (7-13 FG, 4-8 3Pt, 3-6 FT), six rebounds and two assists across 33 minutes during Saturday's 69-65 loss to DePaul. Scruggs recorded his highest point total in 19 games with a season-high four three-point makes Saturday. The senior has averaged 15.4 points, five rebounds and 4.2 assists during 32.4 minutes over the last five games. He will look to provide the veteran leadership needed to put Xavier back into the win column against Seton Hall on Wednesday.
College Basketball Betting Prediction
The Musketeers are 0-6 against the spread in their last six home games, are 2-7 against the number in their last nine games overall and are just 1-7 at the betting window in their last eight games when favored. On the other side, the Huskies are 14-6-1 against the spread in their last 21 road games versus a team with a winning home record and are 11-5-1 against the number in their last 17 road games when facing an opponent with a home winning percentage of greater than .600.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL BETTING PREDICTION: UCONN HUSKIES +1.5