Providence vs Xavier Prediction College Basketball Picks 2/21/24

Xavier (13-12) vs Providence (17-9)

Game Info: Wednesday, February 21, 2024 at 8:00 pm (Cintas Center)

Betting Odds: Xavier -4.5 -- Over/Under: 150.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Providence Friars and the Xavier Musketeers meet in college basketball action from the Cintas Center on Wednesday night. Who comes out ahead in Wednesday’s Big East action? Let’s dive in and find out with our Providence vs. Xavier Prediction.

Providence Team Preview

The Providence Friars come into this game looking to build on back-to-back wins after an 81-70 win over DePaul last time out. Devin Carter leads the Friars with 19.2 PPG and 3.4APG along with 8.2 RPG while Bryce Hopkins has 15.5 PPG with 8.6 RPG in 14 games so far this season. Josh Oduro has 16.8 PPG with 7.1 RPG to cap off the trio of double-digit scorers for Providence so far this year while Ticket Gaines has 8.7 PPG and 4.4 RPG and Jayden Pierre has 8.7 PPG with 3.3 APG as well on the year. As a team, Providence is averaging 73.8 PPG on 45.4% shooting from the field, 32.8% from three and 70.2% from the foul line this season.

Xavier Team Preview

The Xavier Musketeers come into this one looking to rebound from back-to-back losses after an 88-70 loss to Seton Hall last time out. Quincy Olivari leads the Musketeers in scoring with 19.1 PPG along with 5.4 RPG while Desmond Claude has 15.8 PPG with 4.3 RPG and 3.5 APG up to this point in the season. Dayvion McKnight has 12 PPG with 3.7 RPG and a team-high 4.9 APG to lead Xavier in the assist department and round out the trio of double-digit scorers for Xavier up to this point in the year while Abou Ousmane has a team-high 6.3 RPG to lead Xavier on the glass this season. As a team, Xavier is averaging 75.7 PPG on 43.5% shooting from the field, 34.4% from three and 74% from the foul line this season. Xavier will play against Marquette, DePaul, and Georgetown after this one.

Providence vs. Xavier Prediction

I’m taking a shot on Providence and the points here. Providence has been almost money as an underdog this season, going 8-2 ATS and as well as Xavier’s played at home, I see this as a tight affair that could genuinely go either way, so getting a handful of points in my back pocket is a great place for me to be.

Chris’s Pick Providence +4.5

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