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Providence vs Xavier Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 3/1/23

Xavier Musketeers (21-8) vs. Providence Friars (21-8)
March 1, 2023 6:30 pm EDT
The Line: Providence Friars -3.5 / Xavier Musketeers +3.5; Over/Under: +157
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The Xavier Musketeers and Providence Friars meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the Amica Mutual Pavilion. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.

The Xavier Musketeers Betting Preview

The Xavier Musketeers are averaging 81.9 points on 49.7 percent shooting and allowing 74.3 points on 44.4 percent shooting. Souley Boum is averaging 16.5 points and 4 rebounds, while Zach Freemantle is averaging 15.2 points and 8.1 rebounds. Colby Jones is the third double-digit scorer and Jack Nunge is dishing 2.1 assists. The Xavier Musketeers are shooting 39.6 percent from beyond the arc and 71.7 percent from the free throw line. The Xavier Musketeers are allowing 36.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.8 rebounds per game.

The Providence Friars Betting Preview

The Providence Friars are averaging 78.8 points on 46.4 percent shooting and allowing 70.1 points on 43.1 percent shooting. Bryce Hopkins is averaging 16.4 points and 8.8 rebounds, while Ed Croswell is averaging 13.3 points and 7.4 rebounds. Devin Carter is the third double-digit scorer and Noah Locke is grabbing 2.4 rebounds. The Providence Friars are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 74.8 percent from the free throw line. The Providence Friars are allowing 32.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.9 rebounds per game.

The Musketeers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Wednesday games. The Friars are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 home games and 16-5 ATS in their last 21 games overall. The under is 4-1 in Musketeers last 5 overall. The over is 4-0 in Friars last 4 overall. The underdog is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

Randy’s Free Pick

I have a lot of respect for the Providence Friars and how well they’re coached, and they should be favored at home. However, Xavier has been equally good this season and isn’t a team you should pass up in the underdog role. Xavier has passed the test time and time again, and that includes showing it can win on the road. I have to grab the points here.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Xavier Musketeers +3.5

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Randy Chambers

Randy has covered sports betting since 2014 and writes about everything from NFL to WNBA. Follow Randy Chambers on Twitter.

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