Xavier vs. Murray State - 11/24/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Murray State Racers (2-1) at Xavier Musketeers (3-0)
College Basketball: Monday, November 24, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Cintas Center)
The Line: Xavier Musketeers -7 -- Over/Under: 146 See the Latest Odds
TV: Fox Sports 1
The Xavier Musketeers and the Murray State Racers face off on Monday is college basketball action.
The Xavier Musketeers are off to a 3-0 start to the season with all of their wins coming in convincing fashion. Xavier has made quick work of Northern Arizona, LBSU, and Stephen F. Austin but they have plenty of challenges ahead as their schedule looks to be the fifth toughest in the nation. Xavier is averaging 90.3 points and they are shooting 58.4 percent including 39.3 percent from beyond the three-point arc while defensively they are allowing 65.7 points and their opponents shoot 43.1 percent. Trevon Bluett leads the Musketeers averaging 18 points and 5.3 rebounds per game. Matt Stainbrook is averaging 16.3 points and 7.3 rebounds, Myles Davis is averaging 11.7 points, and J.P. Mecura is averaging 10.3 points. Xavier appears t have plenty of options to score with and they are going to need them.
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The Murray State Racers are off to a 2-1 start after opening with a loss to Houston they have won their last two games most recently stomping MTSU. Murray State is averaging 71 points and they are shooting 42.5 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 63 points and their opponents shoot 31.5 percent. Jarvis Williams leads Murray State averaging 19.7 points and 9.3 rebounds, Cameron Payne is averaging 17 points and 5.0 assists, and Justin Seymour is averaging 8.3 points. This shapes up to be one of Murray State’s toughest games of he season.
Xavier is 23-7 against the spread in their last 30 home games, 5-1 against the spread in their last six non-conference games, and 16-6 against the spread following a win. Murray State is 6-1 against the spread in their last seven road games, 3-0-1 against the spread following a win, and 19-7-2 against the spread in their last 28 games.
With the total set at 146 I like the over in this one.