Jacksonville at Xavier Prediction - College Basketball Picks 11/10/23
Xavier Musketeers (1-0) vs Jacksonville Dolphins (1-0)
Game Info: Friday, November 10, 2023 at 6:30 pm (Cintas Center)
Betting Odds: Xavier Musketeers -16.5 -- Over/Under: 138.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Jacksonville Dolphins will head up to Cincinnati to meet the Xavier Musketeers in non-conference play this Friday from Cintas Hall on FS2. Cal Poly Mustangs will make the trip to the Mile High City to face the Denver Pioneers in non-conference action this Thursday on ALT2.
Jacksonville Dolphins Preview
Jacksonville comes in at 1-0 after defeating Florida Christian at home, 113-46. The Dolphins capitalized on the light matchup at home, but they’ll face a real road test here with Xavier. Jacksonville is scoring 113.0 points per game, on 51.2% shooting, while allowing 46.0 ppg.
Jacksonville Player Notes
Sophomore guard Robby McCray led the way with 19 points on an efficient 8/11 clip, with six boards.
Senior forward Bryce Workman nearly double-doubled in the opener, and he led the team with nine boards, and 16 points.
Senior guard Marcus Niblack dished out a team-high six dimes, while scoring 12 points.
Xavier Musketeers Preview
Xavier enters at 1-0 after defeating Robert Morris at home in their season opener, 77-63. The Musketeers pulled away from the Colonials in the second half, and they’ll look to double down here at home. Xavier scored 77.0 points per game, on 57.4% shooting, while allowing 63.0 ppg.
Xavier Player Notes
Sophomore guard Desmond Claude led the way with a career-high 25 points on 10/17 shooting.
Senior forward Gyris Nemeiska posted a double-double by grabbing a game-high 12 boards, and scoring 10 points.
Former North Texas forward Abou Ousmane joins him up front, and he finished with 11 points and six boards.
Transfer guards Quincy Olivari (Rice) and Dayvion McKnight (WKU) each finished with double figures, with the latter leading the team with five assists.
Jacksonville vs Xavier Trends
JACK is 0-0 against the spread, with a 0-0 O/U record
XAV is 0-1 ATS, with a 0-1 over/under record.
Corey’s Free Pick
Xavier didn’t defeat Robert Morris by a large margin, but that is mainly due to a completely new core playing their first game together. The Musketeers are built a bit differently this season, but they’ve got the pieces to get back to the Big Dance. Jacksonville’s season-opening test was too light to take seriously, so let’s see if we get a strong effort from Xavier here at home, and back them for this non-conference matchup. Give the Under a look as well, as the Musketeers have the length to be one of top defensive units in the country.