Xavier vs. Providence Prediction
A pair of top-25 teams will square off in Providence, RI on Wednesday night when No. 20 Providence hosts No. 19 Xavier at 6:30 p.m. ET on FS1.
With the Friars laying 3.5 points and the total sitting at 153.5, what’s the best play on the board?
Game Matchup & Betting Odds
665 Xavier Musketeers (+3.5) at 666 Providence Friars (-3.5); o/u 153.5
6:30 p.m. ET, Wednesday, March 1, 2023
Amica Mutual Pavilion, Providence, RI
Xavier vs. Providence Public Betting Information
Our CBB Public Betting Information page indicates that 63% of public bettors are currently backing Providence 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.
Xavier Musketeers DFS Spin
Zach Freemantle (foot) could begin practicing again during the middle of this week, according to Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports. Freemantle is expected to practice again right before or after Xavier's next game. Regardless of exactly when or if he practices, he is expected to sit out when the team plays at Providence next Wednesday. Currently, the 2022-23 Musketeers' last regular-season game will be a home matchup against Butler on Saturday. That will be Freemantle's last chance to return before tournament play.
Providence Friars DFS Spin
Clifton Moore finished with eight points (4-7 FG), six rebounds, three blocks and two steals over 25 minutes during Sunday's 88-68 win over Georgetown. Moore was a beneficiary of garbage time, but he nonetheless capitalized, delivering solid two-way production. His 25 minutes matched a season high, but his playing time has been especially volatile of late. Moore remains in a game-script dependent bench role.
Xavier vs. Providence CBB Betting Trends
Musketeers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win
Musketeers are 12-3-1 ATS in their last 16 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600
Friars are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 home games
Friars are 16-5 ATS in their last 21 games overall
Xavier vs. Providence CBB Prediction:
The over has cashed in four straight Providence games, is 5-0 in the Friars’ last five games versus a team with a winning percentage above .600 and is 5-1 in their last six games versus an opponent with a winning record. On the other side, the over is 4-1 in the Musketeers’ last five games versus a team with a winning record.
CBB BETTING PREDICTION: XAVIER/PROVIDENCE OVER 153.5