Florida Gators (3-1) vs. Xavier Musketeers (3-1)
November 24, 2022 5:30 pm EDT
The Line: Xavier Musketeers -1.5 / Florida Gators +1.5; Over/Under: +149.5
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The Florida Gators and Xavier Musketeers meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum. The Florida Gators look to build on their 3-1 start. The Xavier Musketeers look for their fourth win.
The Florida Gators are averaging 79.8 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 66.5 points on 39.7 percent shooting. Colin Castleton is averaging 25.3 points and 8.8 rebounds, while Will Richard is averaging 14 points and 4.5 rebounds. Kyle Lofton is dishing 3.8 assists and Kowacie Reeves is grabbing 2.3 rebounds. The Florida Gators are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 76.8 percent from the free throw line. The Florida Gators are allowing 32.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.3 rebounds per game.
The Xavier Musketeers are averaging 84.8 points on 52.4 percent shooting and allowing 70.8 points on 41.9 percent shooting. Jack Nunge is averaging 17 points and 6.8 rebounds, while Zach Freemantle is averaging 15.5 points and 7.3 rebounds. Souley Boum is the third double-digit scorer and Colby Jones is dishing 6.7 assists. The Xavier Musketeers are shooting 44.3 percent from beyond the arc and 70.1 percent from the free throw line. The Xavier Musketeers are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.8 rebounds per game.
The Gators are 12-4 ATS in their last 16 Thursday games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Musketeers are 40-17-4 ATS in their last 61 Thursday games and 8-17-1 ATS in their last 26 games overall. The over is 7-1 in Gators last 8 neutral site games. The over is 7-0 in Musketeers last 7 overall.
The Florida Gators still have some showing and proving to do, and that loss to FAU is still a little difficult to forget. The Xavier Musketeers are off to a good start, especially offensively, and they just went toe to toe with an excellent Indiana squad. It’s just a lot easier to feel more confident in Xavier, the more proven squad up to this point. Give me the Musketeers and the small chalk.