DePaul vs Xavier Prediction College Basketball Picks 2/28/24

Xavier (13-14) vs DePaul (3-24)

Game Info: Wednesday, February 28, 2024 at 7:00 pm (Cintas Center)

Betting Odds: Xavier -19 -- Over/Under: 156.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The DePaul Blue Demons and Xavier Musketeers face off on Wednesday in a college basketball showdown at the Cintas Center. Let’s look at the betting matchup and give a free DePaul vs Xavier prediction.

DePaul Almost Won the Last Game

At this point even a moral victory has to be counted as a victory for DePaul and the last game has to count as one of those. DePaul faced off against Georgetown, and the offense scored 76 points, and they ended up losing by only a point. DePaul is averaging 65 points while their defense is giving up 81.3 points per game. The offense is ranked 349th overall but they finally showed some signs of life in the last game. Da’Saen Nelson is averaging 10.3 points while shooting 40.3 percent from the field. DePaul will face Butler after this game.

DePaul Betting Prediction

  • DePaul has lost each of its last 17 games against Conference opponents.
  • Five of DePaul's last six games against non-AP-ranked opponents have produced a total of 153 or fewer points.
  • DePaul has lost the first half in each of its last 16 games against Conference opponents.

How Does Xavier Bounce Back?

Xavier is suddenly struggling and they have lost four games in a row. In the last game against Marquette, Xavier only scored 64 points and they ended up losing bin blowout fashion. Xavier is averaging 75.3 points while their defense is giving up 73.8 points per game. The offense is ranked 136th while the defense is ranked 239. Quincy Olivari is having a strong season for Xavier this season averaging 18.9 points while shooting 43.3 percent from the field and 42.8 percent from behind the three point line. 

Xavier Betting Prediction

  • Xavier has won seven of its last eight games at Cintas Center against non-AP-ranked opponents.
  • Sixteen of the last 18 games between DePaul and Xavier have produced a total of 151 or fewer points.
  • Xavier has lost the first half in four of its last five games against the Big East Conference.

DePaul vs Xavier Betting Prediction 

DePaul showed some signs of life in the last game and they will continue to show the signs of life in this game. DePaul scored 76 points against Georgetown, and Xavier’s defense has been a major issue heading into this game. DePaul will score at least 75 points here and that is going to be the difference here as the Blue Demons are going to keep this game close. Back DePaul against the spread. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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