Xavier Musketeers vs. Western Kentucky Hilltoppers - 12/5/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (4-3) at Xavier Musketeers (7-0)
College Basketball: Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 8:30 pm (Cintas Center)
The Line: Xavier Musketeers -17.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Xavier Musketeers will host the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers this Saturday.
The Xavier Musketeers have started out the season on fire winning their first 7 games and have a 7-0 record against some quality teams. Their most recent win was a blowout win over the Dayton Flyers. 90-61. Myles Davis who scored 12 points and grabbed 6 rebounds and 3 assists led Xavier. Through seven games this season the leading scorer for the Musketeers have been Trevon Bluiett who is averaging 14.3 points per game and 7.4 rebounds and 2.4 assists. Edmond Summer is second on the team with 11.4 points per game and 2.7 rebounds and 2.9 assists.
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The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are currently 4-3 and sit 4th in Conference USA. The Hilltoppers are coming off of a 86-84 win over Eastern Kentucky. Through 7 games this season the Hilltoppers have been led by Justin Johnson who is averaging 16.9 points per game and 8.6 rebounds and 1.6 assists. Second on the team is Nigel Snipes who scored 13.3 points per game and 4.6 rebounds and 1.9 assists. Fredrick Edmond is also averaging 13.0 points per game and 5.6 rebounds and 2.6 assists.
Western Kentucky is 4-1 against the spread in their last 5 games following a against the spread loss. The Hilltoppers are 1-4 against the spread in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600. Xavier is 4-1 against the spread in their last 5 games overall. The Musketeers are 4-1 against the spread in their non-conference games.
Xavier has gotten off to a hot start and havent lost a game yet. Western Kentucky have been shaky this season sitting a little over .500. Xavier is the far better team here and should win easy. Take Xavier to cover at home.