Southern Jaguars (4-5) vs. Xavier Musketeers (7-3)
December 13, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Xavier Musketeers -20 / Southern Jaguars +20; Over/Under: +154.5
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The Southern Jaguars and Xavier Musketeers meet Tuesday in college basketball action at the Cintas Center. The Southern Jaguars look to get back to a .500 record. The Xavier Musketeers look for their eighth win.
The Southern Jaguars are averaging 76.1 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 71.9 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Brion Whitley is averaging 12.4 points and 2.1 rebounds, while Bryson Etienne is averaging 12 points and 3.1 rebounds. Tyrone Lyons is dishing 1.7 assists and PJ Byrd is grabbing 3.4 rebounds. The Southern Jaguars are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 69.9 percent from the free throw line. The Southern Jaguars are allowing 30.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.4 rebounds per game.
The Xavier Musketeers are averaging 83.6 points on 50.9 percent shooting and allowing 73.9 points on 44 percent shooting. Souley Boum is averaging 17 points and 4.1 rebounds, while Jack Nunge is averaging 15.5 points and 7.1 rebounds. Colby Jones is the third double-digit scorer and Zach Freemantle is dishing 3.2 assists. The Xavier Musketeers are shooting 42 percent from beyond the arc and 73.3 percent from the free throw line. The Xavier Musketeers are allowing 39.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.7 rebounds per game.
The Jaguars are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Musketeers are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 3-14 ATS in their last 17 Tuesday games. The under is 7-3-1 in Jaguars last 11 overall. The over is 20-6 in Musketeers last 26 overall.
The Xavier Musketeers could obviously win this game comfortably at home, but you do have to question the motivation as it’s sandwiched between road games against Cincinnati and Georgetown. The Southern Jaguars are also a decent club that beat Cal on the road and gave Arizona and St Mary’s a decent effort. Give me the points with the Jags.