Xavier vs. Northern Kentucky - 11/23/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Northern Kentucky Norse (1-2) at Xavier Musketeers (3-0)
College Basketball: Monday, November 23, 2015 at 8:30 pm (Cintas Center)
The Line: Xavier Musketeers -23.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Northern Kentucky Norse and Xavier Musketeers square off Monday night at the Cintas Center.
The Northern Kentucky Norse look for their first road win of the year to get back to a .500 record. The Northern Kentucky Norse are averaging 58.5 points on 41.4 percent shooting and allowing 85.5 points on 42.2 percent shooting. Jalen Billups is averaging 12.7 points and three rebounds while Lavone Holland Ii is averaging 10.7 points and 7.7 rebounds. Cole Murray is the third double-digit scorer and Tyler White is dishing 2.7 assists. The Northern Kentucky Norse are shooting just 31.5 percent from downtown and are averaging 18 turnovers per game. The good news is that Northern Kentucky has picked up 35 offensive rebounds in three games. Northern Kentucky has lost eight of its last 10 road games.
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The Xavier Musketeers hope to remain undefeated after a quick 3-0 start to the season. The Xavier Musketeers are averaging 81.7 points on 41.7 percent shooting and allowing 69.3 points on 42.3 percent shooting. Trevon Bluiett is averaging 14.3 points and 7.3 rebounds while J.P. Macura is averaging 13.7 points and three rebounds. Myles Davis is dishing 3.3 assists and Jalen Reynolds is grabbing 8.7 rebounds. The Xavier Musketeers are shooting 36.7 percent from beyond the arc and 82 percent from the free throw line. Xavier on the flipside is allowing teams to shoot 36.2 percent from downtown. Xavier has won six of its last nine home games.
The Norse are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Musketeers are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 vs. Horizon League and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a losing S.U. record.
Northern Kentucky has been blown out this season by teams not as good as Xavier. While I'm not a fan of giant chalk, the Musketeers should be able to win this game by 30 points or so..