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Villanova @ Xavier

Current Records: Villanova 11-4; Xavier 11-2

What to Know

The #17 Xavier Musketeers are 2-10 against the #14 Villanova Wildcats since December of 2015, but they'll have a chance to close the gap a little bit Wednesday. The Musketeers and Villanova will face off in a Big East battle at 6:30 p.m. ET at Cintas Center. The point spread is more or less neutral, so fans should expect a close game.

Xavier strolled past the Butler Bulldogs with points to spare last Friday, taking the matchup 87-72. Xavier got double-digit scores from four players: guard Adam Kunkel (25), guard Paul Scruggs (16), forward Jerome Hunter (12), and forward Zach Freemantle (10). Paul Scruggs' performance made up for a slower contest against Villanova in the teams' previous meeting last month.

Meanwhile, Villanova had enough points to win and then some against the DePaul Blue Demons this past Saturday, taking their game 79-64. The Wildcats' guard Collin Gillespie did his thing and had 28 points.

The wins brought the Musketeers up to 11-2 and Villanova to 11-4. Xavier is 9-2 after wins this year, Villanova 7-3.

How To Watch

  • When: Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. ET
  • Where: Cintas Center -- Cincinnati, Ohio
  • TV: Fox Sports 1
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $93.93

Odds

The Wildcats are a slight 1.5-point favorite against the Musketeers, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Wildcats as a 2-point favorite.

Over/Under: -109

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Series History

Villanova have won ten out of their last 12 games against Xavier.

  • Dec 21, 2021 - Villanova 71 vs. Xavier 58
  • Feb 22, 2020 - Villanova 64 vs. Xavier 55
  • Dec 30, 2019 - Villanova 68 vs. Xavier 62
  • Mar 15, 2019 - Villanova 71 vs. Xavier 67
  • Feb 24, 2019 - Xavier 66 vs. Villanova 54
  • Jan 18, 2019 - Villanova 85 vs. Xavier 75
  • Feb 17, 2018 - Villanova 95 vs. Xavier 79
  • Jan 10, 2018 - Villanova 89 vs. Xavier 65
  • Feb 11, 2017 - Villanova 73 vs. Xavier 57
  • Jan 10, 2017 - Villanova 79 vs. Xavier 54
  • Feb 24, 2016 - Xavier 90 vs. Villanova 83
  • Dec 31, 2015 - Villanova 95 vs. Xavier 64