Xavier vs. Siena - 11/8/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Xavier vs. Siena
Friday, November 8, 2019 at 7:00 PM (Cintas Center)
Xavier Musketeers -20.5 . Total 141.5
The Siena Saints hit the road to play the host Xavier Musketeers. Siena is (1-0) on the season, coming off a win against the American Eagles, 96-80. The Musketeers come into this home matchup ranked 19th in the country and (1-0) on the season. Xavier is coming of a win against Jacksonville, 76-57.
In the win over American, the Saints had a tremendous first half. The Saints put up 54 first half points and took a 23 point lead into the locker room. Jalen Pickett led the way with 22 points for the Saints. Pickett made 7 of his 16 shot attempts. Elijah Burns came 1 rebound shy of a double-double in the season opener. Burns added 19 points and 9 rebounds. Both teams hot over 50% for the game. Siena led by as many 25 points in the game.
Tyrique Jones guided the Musketeers in the win over Jacksonville, totaling a double-double in the game. Jones netted 17 points and 11 rebounds. Naji Marshall contributed 17 points in the win. The Musketeers forced 18 turnovers in the win. Xavier shot 48% from the floor for the game and out rebounded Jacksonville 39 to 33. Xavier led by as many as 21 points en route to the win.
Recent Betting Trends:
Saints are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games.
Saints are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 vs. the Big East.
The over is 6-0 in Saints last 6 vs. the Big East.
Musketeers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games.
Musketeers are 10-2 ATS in their last 12 games.
The under is 6-1 in Musketeers last 7 home games.
Xavier leads the head to head matchup, 2 games to none. Up to this point on the young season, the Saints are 1-0 ATS and the Musketeers are 0-1 ATS. The Saints have done well ATS in their recent matchups with members from the Big East. What stands out the most is, the over is 6-0 in the Saints last 6 games vs. the Big East. The Saints put up 96 points against a division 1 school in their first game and also gave up 80. Therefore the Saints like to shoot the ball, but doesn't look like they care to play defense. The Musketeers have a great offense as well. This should be a track meet, where we see a lot of offensive possessions. In the end, the Musketeers will win comfortably, but the total will go over. Final score prediction, Xavier wins and the total goes over, 84-64.