Xavier vs Gonzaga Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for Nov. 27 (Musketeers and Bulldogs Battle in Sunday Shootout)

Larry Rupp
Xavier vs Gonzaga prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game.
Xavier vs Gonzaga prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game. / AP Photos/Young Kwak
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Xavier vs Gonzaga Game Info

2022-23 NCAA College Basketball Regular Season Game
Xavier Musketeers (4-2) vs. No. 6 Gonzaga Bulldogs (4-2)
Date: Sunday, Nov. 27, 2022
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Venue: Veterans Memorial Coliseum — Portland, OR
Coverage: ESPN

The 2022-23 college basketball season continues on Sunday with an exciting matchup between the Xavier Musketeers and No. 6 Gonzaga Bulldogs. Xavier fell short against Duke in a 71-64 loss on Friday. Souley Boum led the Musketeers with 23 points (5-of-8 shooting), 2 assists and 1 rebound.

Meanwhile, Gonzaga couldn't keep up with Purdue in a disappointing 84-66 loss on Friday. Senior Drew Timme put together another big performance with 22 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. Head coach Mark Few's defense allowed the Boilermakers to shoot 47.5% from the floor overall, though.

Xavier vs Gonzaga Odds & Spread

All NCAA college basketball betting lines, odds and prop bets.
Moneyline: XU: (+260) | ZAGA: (-330)
Spread: XU: +7.5 (-110) | ZAGA: -7.5 (-110)
Total: 159.5 —Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

Gonzaga enters this contest as clear favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 7:30 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 159.5 points, which is above average compared to Sunday's projected totals.

Xavier vs Gonzaga Prediction & Pick

Nothing went right for the Musketeers their last time out. Leading scorer Jack Nunge scored 5 points on 1-of-13 shooting as Xavier was held to only 2 points as a team over the final five minutes of the game. The bad news is that head coach Sean Miller's team now runs into a hungry Gonzaga squad.

The Bulldogs are coming off their worst effort of the season and are in need of a win to stay in the top 10. Despite Friday's result, Gonzaga still averages 83.0 points per game (No. 18 in NCAA) and shoots an impressive 52.1% from the floor (No. 4 in NCAA). Few will have his boys well-prepared on Sunday.

Final Score Prediction: Xavier: 80 | Gonzaga: 88

Xavier vs Gonzaga Betting Trends

- Xavier is 1-4 straight up in its last five games against a West Coast Conference opponent.
- The total has hit the over in eight of Xavier's last nine games.
- Gonzaga is 9-1 straight up in its last 10 games against a Big East opponent.
- The total has hit the over in seven of Gonzaga's last 10 games.

Xavier vs Gonzaga Best Bet

More value lies in the point total of this game. Each offense is averaging more than 82.0 points per game and shooting better than 50.5% from the floor. Timme and Nunge tand as menacing forces in the paint, too, and going head-to-head should only bring out the best in both of them on Sunday.

Xavier has allowed its opponent to score at least 81 points in two of its last three games. On the other side, Gonzaga has given up at least 78 points to its opponent in each of its last two games. The over has cashed in eight of the Musketeers' last nine games and in seven of the Bulldogs' last 10 games.

Bet: Over 159.5 Points (-110)

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