Cleveland State at Xavier 3/15/22 - College Basketball Picks & Predictions

Last Updated: 03/14/2022 at 3:54 PM ET

This Tuesday night March 15th, 2022 9pm EDT the NCAAM NIT action is back. We've got the Cleveland State Vikings in Cincinnati OH to face the Xavier Musketeers in the Cintas Center. Stay tuned we've got you covered on all the best betting angles here at Picks and Parlays your leader in free sports betting picks!

The Xavier Musketeers are 18-13 sitting in 7th place in the Big East Conference. Offensively the Musketeers are averaging 73.9 points, 39.2 rebounds and 14.6 assists. Defensively the Musketeers are allowing 63.4 points, and are averaging 4.9 blocks and 7.5 steals.

Key players for the Musketeers are Nate Johnson averaging 12.3 points, 3 rebounds and 1 assists and Colby Jones averaging 11.2 points, 8.3 rebounds and 2.4 assists.

The Cleveland State Vikings are 20-10 sitting in 1st place in the Horizon League. Offensively the Vikings are averaging 75.7 points, 35 rebounds, and 15 assists per game. Defensively the Vikings are allowing 69.8 points per game and are averaging 3.7 blocks and 9 steals.

Key players for the Vikings are senior Guard D'Moi Hodge averaging 12.3 points, 2.7 rebounds, and 1.3 assists and senior Guard Torrey Patton averaging 12.2 points, 6.6 rebounds and 2.6 assist..

The difference maker between the Musketeers and the Vikings will be the defense of the Musketeers. The Musketeers are playing tight and are allowing 8 points below league average. We feel the Vikings will have trouble scoring down the stretch helping the Musketeers win by a comfortable margin making the best bet Under 146. Final score prediction the Xavier Musketeers win the Cleveland State Vikings cover the spread and the total stays under 72-68.

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