Pittsburgh vs. Xavier Prediction & Odds
While Pittsburgh suffocated Iowa State in the opening round of the March Madness tournament, Xavier struggled with 14-seed Kennesaw State.
With the Musketeers laying 5.5, will the Panthers pull off another upset?
Game Matchup & Betting Odds
845 Pittsburgh Panthers (+5.5) vs. 846 Xavier Musketeers (-5.5); o/u 151.5
12:10 p.m. ET, Saturday, March 18, 2023
Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, NC
Pittsburgh vs. Xavier Public Betting Information
Our CBB Public Betting Information page indicates that 61% of public bettors are currently backing Pittsburgh 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.
Pittsburgh Panthers Notes
Nelly Cummings contributed 13 points (5-11 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 1-1 FT), one rebound, three assists and two steals across 31 minutes during Friday's 59-41 win over Iowa State. This wasn't the best offensive performance for the Panthers, but Cummnings was one of the players that stood out. He's been very consistent of late, scoring in double digits in his two NCAA Tournament appearances and in nine of the Panthers' last 10 games.
Xavier Musketeers Notes
KyKy Tandy (foot) did not play Friday's game versus Kennesaw State. Tandy missed the opening round of the NCAA Tournament due to a foot injury that has kept him out since Feb. 18.
Pittsburgh vs. Xavier CBB Betting Trends
Under is 5-0 in Panthers last 5 NCAA Tournament games
Over is 10-4 in Panthers last 14 neutral site games
Under is 7-2-1 in Musketeers last 10 NCAA Tournament games
Over is 11-5 in Musketeers last 16 neutral site games
Pittsburgh vs. Xavier CBB Prediction:
The Musketeers are 24-8-2 against the spread in their last 34 NCAA tournament games, are 14-5-1 against the number in their last 20 games versus a team with a winning percentage above .600 and are 11-4 at the betting window in their last 15 games versus a team with a winning record. Xavier is also 11-5-1 against the spread in its last 17 games following an ATS loss, while Pitt is just 8-21 against the number in its last 29 games on Sunday.
CBB BETTING PREDICTION: XAVIER MUSKETEERS -5.5