The Xavier Musketeers and the No. 12 Villanova Wildcats are set to square off in a Big East matchup at 2:30 p.m. ET Saturday at Cintas Center. The Musketeers are 17-9 overall and 11-3 at home, while the Wildcats are 20-6 overall and 6-3 on the road. The latest Xavier vs. Villanova odds see this game as a pick'em, while the over-under is set at 137.5. Before entering any Villanova vs. Xavier picks, you'll want to see the college basketball predictions from the model at SportsLine.
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- Xavier vs. Villanova spread: Xavier 0
- Xavier vs. Villanova over-under: 138 points
- Xavier vs. Villanova money line: Xavier -108, Villanova -113
What you need to know about Xavier
Things were close when Xavier and the St. John's Red Storm clashed on Monday, but Xavier ultimately edged out the opposition 77-74. Six players on Xavier scored in the double digits: guard Paul Scruggs (16), forward Tyrique Jones (15), forward Naji Marshall (15), forward Zach Freemantle (11), forward Jason Carter (10), and guard KyKy Tandy (10).
That was Xavier's fourth win in the past five outings. The Musketeers have covered the spread in all five games during that span.
What you need to know about Villanova
The Wildcats, meanwhile, made easy work of the DePaul Blue Demons on Wednesday and carried off a 91-71 win. Villanova forward Saddiq Bey shot 5-for-7 from beyond the arc and finished with 20 points and seven dimes. Bey leads the team in field-goal percentage at 47.4, while Collin Gillespie leads the team in points (16.2) and assists (4.5) per game.
Villanova, who is 12-12-2 against the spread on the season, won 68-62 when these teams met in December.
How to make Villanova vs. Xavier picks
SportsLine's model has simulated Xavier vs. Villanova 10,000 times and the results are in. It is leaning over on the total, and it's also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in almost 60 percent of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.
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