|Game||Xavier Musketeers vs Siena Saints|
|Date & Time||Friday November 8, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)|
Cintas Center Cincinnati, OH
XAV -21 Total 141
On Friday, the Siena Saints visit Cintas Center in Cincinnati, Ohio to face the No. 19 ranked Xavier Musketeers. The Saints (1-0) opened the regular season with a 96-80 victory over American on Tuesday night. Jalen Pickett led the Saints in the win with 22 points, while Elijah Burns scored 19 and pulled down nine rebounds and Don Carey chipped in with 17 points.
Xavier (1-0) opened its season with a 76-57 victory over Jacksonville on Tuesday. Tyrique Jones led the Musketeers in the win with 17 points and 11 rebounds, while Naji Marshall scored 17 as well. Xavier is expected to be one of the best defenses teams in the nation and allowed just 22 first half points and 57 in all. The Musketeers led at the half by 21 points 43-22.
Jalen Pickett leads Siena in scoring with an average of 22.0 points per game. Elijah Burns in second in scoring and the leader in rebounding with averages of 19.0 points and 9.0 rebounds per game. Donald Carey is the third leading scorer and leader in rebounding with averages of 17.0 points and 5.0 assists per game.
Tyrique Jones is the co-leader in scoring and rebounder for Xavier with averages of 17.0 points and 11.0 rebounds per game. Naji Marshall is the co-leader in scoring and the leader in assists with averages of 17.0 points and 4.0 assists per games. Four players are double figures in scoring for the Musketeers.
Recent Betting Trends
- Siena is 9-3 ATS in its last 12 versus a Big East opponent
- The OVER has cashed in each of the Saints last 6 versus a Big East opponent
- Xavier is 10-2 ATS in its last 12
- The UNDER has cashed in 6 of the Musketeers last 7 a home
The Musketeers are projected to be a top 20 team nationally and have one of the best defenses. In the opening game of the season, Xavier allowed just 57 points. The Musketeers have covered the number in 5 if their last 6 at home and in 10 of the last 12 overall. Siena on the other hand has failed to cover the number in 4 of the last 5 versus an opponent with a winning percentage above .600. Final Score Prediction, Xavier Musketeers win and cover AS 79-52.