Xavier vs. DePaul Big East Tournament Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Thursday, March 9, 2023

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Xavier vs. DePaul Big East Tournament Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Thursday, March 9, 2023

College Basketball Predictions

The No. 2 seed Xavier Musketeers (23-8, 15-5 Big East) are 12.5-point favorites in the Big East Tournament over the No. 10 seed DePaul Blue Demons (10-22, 3-17 Big East) on Thursday at Madison Square Garden. The game begins at 7:00 PM and airs on Fox Sports 1, with the winner moving one step closer to securing a guaranteed spot in the NCAA Tournament bracket. The matchup has an over/under of 152.5 points.

Xavier vs. DePaul Odds

  • Xavier odds to win: -839
  • DePaul odds to win: +570
  • Spread: Xavier (-12.5)
  • Total: 152.5

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Thursday, March 9, 2023
  • Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • TV: Fox Sports 1
  • Where: New York City, New York
  • Venue: Madison Square Garden

Who Will Win Xavier vs. DePaul?

Xavier and DePaul Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread

Xavier has a 3-5 record against the spread when favored by 12.5 points or more this season.

DePaul has a 2-2 record against the spread when an underdog by 12.5 points or more this year.

These two teams average 152.9 points per game combined, 0.4 more than the total of 152.5.

Opponents of these teams have averaged a combined 151.4 points per game, 1.1 fewer than the point total in this matchup.

Xavier’s average total in outings this year has been 156.6, 4.1 points higher than the total in this particular game.

The average point total for the Blue Demons this season is 4.8 points fewer than this game’s over/under.

The Musketeers’ ATS record is 17-13-1 this season.

The Blue Demons have gone 12-18-2 ATS this year.

Xavier Stats & Insights

Xavier’s +237 scoring differential (outscoring opponents by 7.6 points per game) is a result of scoring 82.1 points per game (10th in college basketball) while allowing 74.5 per outing (303rd in college basketball).

Xavier ranks 37th in the nation at 34.8 rebounds per game. That’s 5.7 more than the 29.1 its opponents average.

The Musketeers hit 7.6 three-pointers per game (156th in college basketball), while their opponents have made 7.5 on average.

Xavier ranks 17th in college basketball with 101.9 points scored per 100 possessions, and 207th in college basketball defensively with 92.4 points conceded per 100 possessions.

When playing at home, the Musketeers are posting 3.1 more points per game (83.6) than they are when playing on the road (80.5).

DePaul Stats & Insights

DePaul’s -197 scoring differential (being outscored by 6.1 points per game) is a result of putting up 70.8 points per game (195th in college basketball) while allowing 76.9 per outing (342nd in college basketball).

The 29.4 rebounds per game DePaul accumulates rank 301st in the nation, 6.4 fewer than the 35.8 its opponents pull down.

DePaul hits 8.3 three-pointers per game (74th in college basketball), 1.0 more than its opponents.

DePaul ranks 293rd in college basketball averaging 88.8 points per 100 possessions on offense, and defensively is 307th, allowing 96.5 points per 100 possessions.

The Blue Demons average 75.4 points per game at home, and 66.4 away.

Xavier Key Players to Watch

Souley Boum leads the Musketeers in scoring, tallying 16.8 points per game to go with 4.2 rebounds and 4.5 assists.

Zach Freemantle is Xavier’s leading rebounder, pulling down 8.1 per game, while Colby Jones is its best passer, averaging 4.6 assists in each contest.

The Musketeers get the most three-point shooting production out of Boum, who knocks down 2.2 threes per game.

Jones is Xavier’s leader in steals, averaging 1.4 steals per game, while Jack Nunge leads them in blocks with 1.2 per contest.

DePaul Key Players to Watch

The Blue Demons’ Umoja Gibson puts up enough points (15.7 per game) and assists (4.6 per game) to top the team’s leaderboards.

Eral Penn grabs 6.8 rebounds per game (he also scores 8.5 points per game and adds 0.7 assists per game) which puts him at the top of the DePaul rebounding leaderboard.

Gibson is consistent from deep and leads the Blue Demons with 2.7 made threes per game.

DePaul’s leader in steals is Gibson with 1.9 per game, and its leader in blocks is Penn with one per game.

Xavier vs. DePaul Prediction

  • Pick ATS:

    Xavier (-12.5)

  • Pick OU:

    Under (152.5)

  • Prediction:
    Xavier 82, DePaul 70
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Author: Andy Molitor

Andy has been involved in sports betting on and off his entire adult life and has been creating content surrounding it for the past five years. While the NFL is his first love, he also bets hundreds of college basketball games every winter and loves sweating golf DFS during the football offseason.