DePaul vs Xavier Prediction - Basketball Picks 3/9/23
Xavier Musketeers (23-8) vs DePaul Blue Demons (10-22)
Game Info: Thursday, March 9, 2023 at 7:00 pm (Madison Square Garden)
Betting Odds: Xavier Musketeers -11.5 -- Over/Under: 153.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The DePaul Blue Demons will play the Xavier Musketeers in the Quarterfinals of the Big East Tournament on Thursday night at Madison Square Garden in New York.
The DePaul Blue Demons are 10-22 (3-17) this season after they defeated Seton Hall by a score of 66-65 in their last game. DePaul shot 45.1% from the field and made 10 three pointers in the win. The DePaul Blue Demons are averaging 70.9 points per game, 77.3 points against per game, 32.8 rebounds per game, and 13.9 assists per game. Umoja Gibson has led the Blue Demons this season with 15.8 points per game, 2.8 rebounds per game, and 4.6 assists per game. DePaul is shooting 42.1% from the field, 73.8% on free throws, and 36.1% on three pointers this year.
The Xavier Musketeers are 23-8 (15-5) this season after they defeated Butler by a score of 78-66 in their last game. Xavier shot 53.8% from the field and was +17 in rebounding margin in the win. The Xavier Musketeers are averaging 82.1 points per game, 74.5 points against per game, 37.5 rebounds per game, and 19.9 assists per game. Souley Boum has led the Musketeers this season with 16.8 points per game, 4.2 rebounds per game, and 4.5 assists per game. Xavier is shooting 50% from the field, 71.7% on free throws, and 39.8% on three pointers this year.
DePaul is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games and 3-10 ATS in their last 13 games. The under is 5-1 in DePaul’s last 6 games following an ATS win. Xavier is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games and 34-14-3 ATS in their last 51 Thursday games. The over is 10-2 in Xavier’s last 12 neutral site games. The underdog is 9-2 ATS in these two teams last 11 head to head meetings.
Xavier comes into this game after winning four of their last five games and they finished in second place in the Big East standings. DePaul did not have much success this season, but they did get an upset win over Seton Hall on Wednesday. The Blue Demons did defeat Xavier earlier in the season by one point, but they also lost by 14 points on the road at Xavier. Xavier has taken care of business for the better part of this season and they should have no issues winning comfortably here.