Xavier at Missouri 12/18/18 - College Basketball Picks & Predictions

Game: Missouri Tigers vs Xavier Musketeers
Date & Time: 12/19/2018, 12:00 AM UTC
Latest Odds: MIZZ -1 Total 134.5
TV Channel: ESPNU

The Xavier Musketeers visit Mizzou Arena in Columbia, Missouri on Tuesday to play the Missouri Tigers. Xavier is now 7-4 on the season following a 95-77 win over Eastern Kentucky. The Musketeers were led in the rout by Zach Hankes who scored 11 straight and Quentin Goodin was the catalyst on the fast break that helped Xavier pull away early and coast to victory.

Missouri improved to 6-3 on the season following an 80-64 won over Oral Roberts. The Tigers were led by Mark Smith with 14 points helping the Tigers to their third straight victory. Missouri hit 12 of its 26 shots from downtown. Foul trouble bothered three of the Tigers big men, but all three weathered the storm and did not foul out.
Naji Marshall is the leading scorer and second leading rebounder for Xavier with averages of 13.2 points and 7.3 rebounds per game. Three other players are averaging double figures in scoring. The leader in assists is Quentin Goodin with an average of 5.0 per game. Xavier is shooting 49.8% from the field and 33.2% from 3-point territory.

Jordan Geist is the leading scorer for Missouri with an average of 12.7 points per game. Mark Smith is the second leading scorer with an average of 11.6 points per game. Geist leads the Tigers in assists with an average of 2.4 per game. Jeremiah Tilmon is the leading rebounder with an average of 6.2 per game. Missouri is shooting 42.9% from the field and 39.0% from 3-point territory.

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Betting Trends

Xavier is 16-7 ATS in its last 23 on the road

The UNDER has cashed in 6 of the Musketeers last 7

Missouri is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 versus the Big East

The OVER has cashed in 8 of the Tigers last 9 versus the Big East

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Free NCAA Basketball Pick: Xavier Musketeers +1

Xavier plays well on the road covering 16 of its last 27 away from home. The Musketeers have covered 5 of the last 7 on the road versus opponents with a winning record at home. Missouri has failed to cover 8 of its last 9 at home versus a team with a .400 or lower winning percentage on the road. Final Score Prediction, Xavier Musketeers win and cover ATS 72-70.


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