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UConn vs Xavier Basketball Prediction, Best Bets, Spread & Odds - Big East Tournament

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UConn vs Xavier Basketball Prediction, Best Bets, Spread & Odds - Big East Tournament

The No. 1 seed UConn Huskies (28-3, 18-2 Big East) will meet the No. 9 seed Xavier Musketeers (16-16, 9-11 Big East) in the Big East tournament Thursday at Madison Square Garden, beginning at 12:00 PM ET.

Before you place your bet on this matchup at FanDuel Sportsbook, here are the NCAA basketball odds and spreads you need to know.

UConn vs. Xavier Game Info and Odds

  • Game Day: Thursday, March 14, 2024
  • Game Time: 12:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: Fox Sports 1
  • Location: New York City, New York
  • Arena: Madison Square Garden

UConn vs. Xavier Picks and Prediction

All college basketball win probability predictions and picks are according to numberFire.
Prediction: UConn win (82.5%)

UConn is a 14.5-point favorite over Xavier on Thursday and the total is set at 148.5 points. Here are some betting insights and trends before you decide to wager on the game.

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UConn vs. Xavier: ATS Betting Stats and Trends

  • UConn has compiled a 20-11-0 record against the spread this season.
  • Xavier has compiled a 16-16-0 ATS record so far this season.
  • As a 14.5-point underdog or more in 2023-24, Xavier is 1-0 against the spread compared to the 7-5 ATS record UConn puts up as a 14.5-point favorite.
  • The Huskies have covered the spread in a lower percentage of their home games than away games. They have covered nine times in 16 games when playing at home, and they've covered seven times in 11 games when playing on the road.
  • The Musketeers' winning percentage against the spread at home is .500 (9-9-0). Away, it is .455 (5-6-0).
  • UConn is 13-7-0 against the spread in conference play this season.
  • Xavier is 9-12-0 against the spread in Big East action this season.

UConn vs. Xavier: Moneyline Betting Stats

  • UConn has won in 21, or 91.3%, of the 23 contests it has been named as the moneyline favorite in this year.
  • The Huskies have been a -1600 moneyline favorite on six occasions this season and won every game.
  • Xavier has won 20% of the games this season it was the moneyline underdog (3-12).
  • The Musketeers have played as a moneyline underdog of +860 or longer in just one game this season, which they lost.
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies UConn has a 94.1% chance of coming away with a victory in the contest.

UConn vs. Xavier Head-to-Head Comparison

  • UConn is outscoring opponents by 17.1 points per game with a +532 scoring differential overall. It puts up 81.1 points per game (26th in college basketball) and gives up 64 per contest (13th in college basketball).
  • Tristen Newton leads UConn, recording 15 points per game (283rd in college basketball).
  • Xavier puts up 76.3 points per game (102nd in college basketball) while giving up 74.2 per contest (254th in college basketball). It has a +70 scoring differential and outscores opponents by 2.1 points per game.
  • Quincy Olivari's team-leading 19.5 points per game rank him 46th in the country.
  • The Huskies grab 38.6 rebounds per game (45th in college basketball) while allowing 29.9 per contest to their opponents. They outrebound opponents by 8.7 boards per game.
  • Newton averages 7.1 rebounds per game (ranking 173rd in college basketball) to lead the Huskies.
  • The 38.6 rebounds per game the Musketeers accumulate rank 45th in the nation, 2.9 more than the 35.7 their opponents record.
  • Abou Ousmane is 263rd in the nation with 6.4 rebounds per game, leading the Musketeers.
  • UConn ranks second in college basketball by averaging 108.3 points per 100 possessions on offense, and defensively is 16th in college basketball, allowing 85.4 points per 100 possessions.
  • The Musketeers' 94.3 points per 100 possessions on offense rank 194th in college basketball, and the 91.6 points they allow per 100 possessions rank 140th in college basketball.

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