Villanova vs. Xavier Prediction & Odds

Villanova vs. Xavier, 2/21/23 CBB Betting Prediction, Odds & Trends

No. 16 Xavier will host Big East rival Villanova at 6:30 p.m. ET on FS1. Will the Musketeers come up big for bettors or are the Wildcats the more sensible ATS play tonight?

Game Matchup & Betting Odds

601 Villanova Wildcats (+5.5) at 602 Xavier Musketeers (-5.5); o/u 147.5

6:30 p.m. ET, Tuesday, February 21, 2023

Cintas Center, Cincinnati, OH

Villanova vs. Xavier Public Betting Information

Our CBB Public Betting Information page indicates that 69% of public bettors are currently backing X when it comes to the spread. This information is subject to change throughout the day, however, so be sure to check the link so you’re receiving the most up-to-date public betting data.

Villanova Wildcats DFS Spin

Nnanna Njoku (foot) has no return timetable, and he is questionable to return this season, Tommy Godin of Road to the Garden reports. Njoku hasn't appeared since Dec. 10, and there have been no updates on his return. Head coach Kyle Neptune was asked if he expects Njoku to return this season, to which he responded, "we'll see". The 6-foot-9 sophomore appeared in four games this season, logging 0.5 rebounds on 2.3 minutes per game.

Xavier Musketeers DFS Spin

KyKy Tandy is questionable before Xavier's game Tuesday versus Villanova, according to Adam Baum of The Cincinnati Enquirer. Tandy suffered a foot injury between Xavier's previous and upcoming games. He will undergo some physical tests before the Musketeers play again Tuesday.

Villanova vs. Xavier CBB Betting Trends

Under is 6-2 in Wildcats last 8 overall

Under is 5-2 in Wildcats last 7 road games

Over is 19-6-1 in Musketeers last 26 home games

Over is 20-9-1 in Musketeers last 30 overall

Villanova vs. Xavier CBB Prediction:

The Wildcats are 4-10 against the spread in their last 14 games following a loss, are 2-5 against the number in their last seven games versus a team with a winning percentage above .600. On the other side, the Musketeers are 5-2 against the spread in their last seven home games and have covered in seven of their last 10 games coming off a win.


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