Michigan Wolverines vs. Xavier Musketeers 11/20/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, Prediction
Xavier Musketeers (2-0) at Michigan Wolverines (2-0) College Basketball
November 20, 2015 at 9:00pm
The Line: Michigan Wolverines -5 Over/Under: 144.5 See the Latest Odds
The 25th ranked Michigan Wolverines will host the Xavier Musketeers.
The Michigan Wolverines are coming off of a 88-66 win over Elon. The leading scorer for the Wolverines was Guard Derrick Walton Jr. who scored 24 points and 6 rebounds and 7 assists. Off the bench Guard Duncan Robinson added 19 points and 3 rebounds. As a team the Wolverines shot 51.7% from the field and 54.2% from the 3-point line. Through two games this year Caris LeVert is leading the team with 14.5 points per game and 6.0 assists. Derrick Walton Jr. is averaging 14.0 points a game and shooting .667% from the 3-point line. The Wolverines will have a tougher test this week against Xavier.
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The Xavier Musketeers are coming off a big win against Missouri 78-66 improving their record to 2-0 on the year. Leading Xavier was Guard Trevon Bluiett who scored 18 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. The Musketeers had a big day from their bench with two players scoring over double digits in James Farr and J.P. Macura. Through 2 games J.P. Macura leads the team with 16.5 points per game and shooting 57% from the field. Edmond Summer is also averaging 15.5 points per game. Xavier will have one of their toughest tests this week against Michigan.
The Xavier Musketeers are 11-1 against the spread in their last 12 games vs. Big Ten opponents. The Musketeers are 4-1-1 against the spread in their last 6 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600. Michigan is 4-0 against the spread in their last 4 games overall. The Wolverines are 1-7 against the spread in their last 8 non-conference games.
Michigan will face their toughest test of the season after winning two easy games. Xavier has faced tougher competition but this will be their toughest test of the season so far. Michigan is the better team here though. Xavier will keep it close but Michigan at home will pull away late. Take Michigan to cover at home.