Against The Spread Pick
The Blue Demons just are not the same team on the road as they are at home. They are giving up 74 points per game on the road. The Musketeers have played well defensively, giving up 67 points per game and are averaging 71.2 points per game. They are giving up 65.8 points per game at home and will frustrate the Blue Demons, who rely on the offense to carry the brunt of the load. The Musketeers are also the better rebounding team, averaging 39.9 rebounds per game which will lead to more second-chance opportunities for the team. With Xavier winning nine of the last 10 games between the two teams and Depaul being 1-4 ATS in their last five, take the Musketeers.
Over Under Pick
In their previous matchup the total was just 126 points. The Blue Devils have failed to score 70+ points in nine of the last ten encounters, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see that happening again here. Xavier scored season-low 55 points in a defeat to Villanova. Although I am backing the Musketeers to respond offensively in this game, I don’t expect them to explode, considering they have a below-average offense who only averages 70.5 points per game and shoots 43 percent from the field. The Blue Demons have a slightly better offense, but they are not very efficient on the road as of late. I favor the under here.