Can Weber State slow down Xavier?
No. 2 Xavier is a double-digit favorite tonight when it faces No. 15 Weber State at 9:20PM ET in the NCAA Tournament.
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Xavier is favored in this game, as the Musketeers are getting odds of -13 points against Weber State. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 147 points. These two meet in the second round of the East Region from the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri.
Xavier is 27-5 overall, 4-1 on a neutral floor and 19-13 against the spread. Weber State is 26-8 overall, 7-0 on a neutral floor and 14-16 against the spread. Xavier earned an at-large bid through the Big East while Weber State was the Big Sky Conference Tournament champions.
Xavier has been a team that has shown flashes of brilliance this season and playing in March has actually been a strength for them. The Musketeers are 20-5-2 against the spread in their last 27 NCAA Tournament games and 7-1 ATS in their last 8 at a neutral site. After facing the likes of Seton Hall and Villanova in recent weeks, taking on Weber State will be a welcoming experience for the Musketeers. Look for Xavier to roll in this one without much trouble.
NCAA TOURNAMENT FREE PICK: XAVIER -13