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Indiana vs Xavier Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for Nov. 18 (Scoring Reigns Supreme at Cintas Center)

Devon Platana
Indiana vs. Xavier prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game.
Indiana vs. Xavier prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game. / AP Photo/Doug McSchooler
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Indiana vs Xavier Game Info

2022-23 NCAA College Basketball Regular Season Game
No. 12 Indiana Hoosiers (2-0, 0-0 Away) vs. Xavier Musketeers (3-0, 3-0 Home)
Date: Friday, Nov. 18, 2022
Time: 6 p.m. ET
Venue: Cintas Center — Cincinnati, OH
Coverage: FS1

The 2022-23 NCAA college basketball season continues on Friday, Nov. 18 with another slate of games, including another Gavitt Tipoff Game between the No. 12 Indiana Hoosiers and Xavier Musketeers.

Indiana's spotless season continued with a huge 101-49 victory over Bethune-Cookman just over a week ago, led by Trayce Jackson-Davis' 21-point performance. Meanwhile, Xavier improved to 3-0 on the year by beating Fairfield, 78-65, on Tuesday.

Will Indiana perform like a top-25 school en route to victory? Or can Xavier stay strong at home by improving to 4-0 at the Cintas Center?

Indiana vs Xavier Odds & Spread

All NCAA college basketball betting lines, odds and prop bets.
Moneyline: IU: (-142) | XAV: (+118)
Spread: IU: -2.5 (-110) | XAV: +2.5 (-110)
Total: 143.5 —Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

Indiana enters this contest as the slight favorite on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 6 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 143.5 points, which is averaged compared to Friday's projected totals.

Indiana vs Xavier Prediction & Pick

Indiana and Xavier have clashed five times over the years, resulting in four victories for the Hoosiers. It was actually the Musketeers who won the last meeting back in 2007 and with that having been nearly 15 years ago, it's safe to say that a lot has changed since then.

Having said that, Indiana is 5-0 straight up in its last five games against Big East schools. The Hoosiers also have the defensive advantage here after holding opponents to just 51.0 PPG (No. 10) with a 38.1% field-goal percentage (No. 72) so far this season.

While I'm expecting a close-fought game, Indiana is ranked for a reason and the Hoosiers have the tools to edge Xavier in the end.

Final Score Prediction: Indiana: 74 | Xavier: 71

Indiana vs Xavier Betting Trends

- Indiana is 7-1 against the spread (ATS) in its last eight games.
- Xavier is 5-10 ATS in its last 15 games.
- The total has hit the over in four of Indiana's last five games.
- The total has hit the over in each of Xavier's last six games.

Indiana vs Xavier Best Bet

Though it's a small sample size, Indiana and Xavier are averaging a combined 181.2 PPG this season. The offense may have come at the expense of lesser schools, but the fact remains that these teams know how to score the ball.

With the total going over in four of the Hoosiers' last five games as well as in each of the Musketeers' last six, I recommend taking the over on tonight's projected total as well.

Bet: Over 143.5 Points (-110)

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Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Devon Platana also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username PepeSilvia0. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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