Colorado vs. Xavier Pick
Is No. 13 Xavier set to have another lopsided win today when it plays host to Colorado at 5PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Xavier is the clear favorite in this game, as the Musketeers are getting odds of -16 points against Colorado. The over/under total for the contest has yet to be set. Today’s game takes place from the Cintra Center in Cincinnati, Ohio and will air live on Fox Sports 1.
Colorado is coming off a 75-57 win over New Mexico on Wednesday to improve to 7-1 on the season. The Buffaloes are 4-3-1 against the spread, but 0-1 ATS on the road. Colorado is averaging 76.1 points per game on offense while allowing only 66.4 points per game on defense. McKinley Wright IV is leading Colorado with 15.6 points, 5.5 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game while George King is adding 14.4 points and 8.9 rebounds per contest.
Xavier is coming off a 96-70 win over Kent State earlier this week for its third straight victory. The Musketeers are now 8-1 on the season and 8-1 against the spread. They are 6-0 against the spread at home. Xavier is averaging 89.8 points per game on offense this season while holding opponents to just 69.9 points per game. Trevon Bluiett is leading Xavier with 21.3 points and 5.2 rebounds per game while J.P. Macura is adding 12.6 points and 4.8 rebounds per contest.
The home team has won the last two meetings in this series, including Colorado’s 68-66 win last season. Colorado is just 3-12-1 against the spread in their last 16 road games and 1-3-1 ATS in their last five following a win. Xavier has now covered in seven straight home games and 15 of its last 17 overall. The public betting is strongly behind Xavier today and I think the Musketeers continue their hot streak at home.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: XAVIER -16