Xavier vs. Providence - 3/4/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Xavier Musketeers (19-10) at Providence Friars (17-12)
College Basketball: Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 6:30 pm (Dunkin' Donuts Center)
The Line: Providence Friars -4 -- Over/Under: 132 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Xavier Musketeers (19-10, 8-8 CONF) and the Providence Friars (17-12, 10-6 CONF) will meet on Wednesday, March 4th for a Big East conference matchup at the Dunkin Donuts Center in Providence, RI. The game will be played at 6:30 PM eastern time.
Xavier is coming off a 66-63 road win over Georgetown in their last game. That win was huge for their NCAA Tournament hopes, as will be this game. Xavier has now won three of their last four games overall. Providence is coming off a 58-54 road win over Villanova, which propels their chances of making the NCAA Tournament significantly. Providence has now won four straight games, as they are red hot recently.
Xavier scores 70.7 points per game on 43.3 percent field goal shooting this season. Xavier’s leading scorer is F Naji Marshall, who scores 16.5 points per game. The leading rebounder for Xavier is F Tyrique Jones, who earns 11.2 rebounds per game. Xavier allows 66.9 points per game to the opposition, therefore they have a +3.8 scoring differential so far this season. Xavier also earns 39.4 rebounds, 14.6 assists, 3.8 blocks, and 6.0 steals per game as a team.
Providence scores 70.4 points per game on 40.6 percent field goal shooting this season. Providence’s leading scorer and rebounder is G Alpha Diallo, who scores 13.6 points per game and earns 7.9 rebounds per game. Providence allows 66.3 points per game to the opposition, thus they have a +4.1 scoring differential so far this season. Providence also earns 38.1 rebounds, 14.6 assists, 3.3 blocks, and 8.2 steals per game as a team.
Xavier is 11-16-2 against the spread this season and 6-4 against the spread in their last ten games. Xavier is also 5-5 against the spread on the road so far this season. Providence is 14-14-1 against the spread this season and 6-3-1 against the spread in their last ten games. Providence is also 8-6 against the spread at home so far this season.
Never mess with the sleeping giant, and Providence has been that sleeping giant as of late. Seton Hall, Villanova, Marquette, those are some of the teams Providence has slain recently. Therefore, I will take the hot home team in Providence and I will lay the four points.