Xavier vs. Texas Prediction & Odds
The final game of the Sweet 16 will be played on Friday night when 3-seed Xavier takes on 2-seed Texas at 9:45 p.n. ET.
Will the Longhorns cover as 4.5-point favorites or is there a better bet on the board?
Game Matchup & Betting Odds
645 Xavier Musketeers (+4.5) vs. 646 Texas Longhorns (-4.5); o/u 149
9:45 p.m. ET, Friday, March 24, 2023
T-Mobile Center, Kansas City, MO
Xavier vs. Texas Public Betting Information
Our CBB Public Betting Information page indicates that 53% of public bettors are currently backing Texas 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 Notes
Jerome Hunter contributed 14 points (6-10 FG, 2-2 FT), five rebounds, two assists and one steal across 27 minutes during Sunday's 84-73 win over Pittsburgh. Hunter continues to do his best job filling in for Zach Freemantle (foot), and the senior forward has been particularly effective in postseason play. He scored a career-high 24 points in Xavier's NCAA Tournament opener against Kennesaw State, and followed that up with another noteworthy effort two days later. Hunter is also averaging 6.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists over his last four games while shooting 59.5 percent from the field and 90.9 percent from the charity swipe. While Freemantle can never truly be replaced, Hunter's efforts have been pivotal in the team's Sweet 16 berth.
Texas Longhorns Notes
Dylan Disu closed Saturday's 71-66 victory over Penn State with 28 points (14-20 FG, 0-1 3Pt), 10 rebounds, one assist and two steals across 31 minutes. Disu excelled in scoring mid-range floaters so much that Texas' interim head coach Rodney Terry had his offensive gameplan settled on that maneuver all game. Penn State may have not missed a lot of shots, but as Texas' tallest starter, Disu took advantage of the rebound opportunities he received. In tournament play, both conference and national, Disu is averaging 17.8 points and 9.0 rebounds across five games.
Xavier vs. Texas CBB Betting Trends
Under is 7-3-1 in Musketeers last 11 NCAA Tournament games
Under is 7-0 in Longhorns last 7 overall
Over is 13-6 in Longhorns last 19 NCAA Tournament games
Under is 6-0 in Longhorns last 6 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600
Xavier vs. Texas CBB Prediction:
The Longhorns are 6-0-1 against the spread in their last seven games overall, are 4-0-1 against the number in their last five games following a win and are 6-0-1 at the betting window in their last seven games versus a team with a winning record. They’re also 4-0-1 against the spread in their last five neutral site games and are 5-0-1 against the number in their last six games versus a team with a winning percentage above .600. On the other side, the Musketeers are just 2-6 against the spread in their last eight games following an ATS win.
CBB BETTING PREDICTION: TEXAS LONGHORNS -4.5