The Xavier Musketeers (4-2) are hosting the Oakland Golden Grizzlies (3-3) in a non-conference tilt on Monday night. This is just the fifth matchup in history with Xavier logging a 4-0 record over Oakland. In 2020, the Musketeers blew out the Golden Grizzlies 101-49. Xavier is 4-2 against the spread this season, while Oakland has a perfect 6-0 ATS mark on the season.
Tipoff from Cintas Center in Cincinnati is set for 6:30 p.m. ET. Xavier leads the all-time series 4-0. The Musketeers are 15-point favorites in the latest Oakland vs. Xavier odds via SportsLine consensus, while the over/under for total points scored is set at 149.5. Before making any Xavier vs. Oakland picks, be sure to see the college basketball predictions and betting advice from the SportsLine Projection Model.
The model simulates every Division I college basketball game 10,000 times. It enters Week 4 of the 2023-24 season on an 94-61 roll on all top-rated college basketball picks dating back to last season, returning more than $1,800 for $100 players. It is also off to an 8-2 roll on top-rated spread picks this season. Anyone following has seen huge returns.
Now, the model has set its sights on Oakland vs. Xavier and revealed its CBB picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine to see the picks. Here are several college basketball odds and trends for Xavier vs. Oakland:
- Xavier vs. Oakland spread: Musketeers -15
- Xavier vs. Oakland over/under: 149.5 points
- Xavier vs. Oakland money line: Musketeers -1467, Golden Grizzlies +825
- OAK: Oakland has hit the game total Under in 11 of last 19 away games
- XAV: Xavier has hit the team total Over in 22 of last 37 games
- Xavier vs. Oakland picks: See picks at SportsLine
Why Xavier can cover
Forward Gytis Nemeiksa provides Xavier with a lengthy three-level scorer. Nemeiksa rebounds consistently and can put the ball on the deck. The Lithuania native averages 10.8 points and 5.5 rebounds per contest. He's totaled at least 14 points in two of his last three games. On Nov. 17 against Washington, Nemeiksa racked up 20 points and three rebounds.
Senior guard Dayvion McKnight is a calming presence in the backcourt. McKnight scans the floor well as a facilitator while getting downhill in a flash. The Kentucky native logs 7.8 points, 4.8 rebounds and 4.8 assists per game. McKnight has supplied double-digit outings in consecutive matchups. In his last game, he finished with 11 points, eight rebounds and eight assists. See which team to pick here.
Why Oakland can cover
Junior forward Trey Townsend is an athletic and high-energy force. Townsend does a great job on the glass and absorbing contact in the lane. The Mississippi native leads the team in points (14.8), rebounds (8.7), assists (3.5) and steals (1.7). He's tallied at least 17 points in four games thus far. On Nov. 20 against Loyola Marymount, Townsend notched 18 points and eight boards.
Senior guard Jack Gohlke has been a floor-spacing perimeter threat. Gohlke owns a sweet jumper and is able to score off the dribble. The Wisconsin native logs 13.7 points and 4.8 rebounds per game. In his last outing, Gohlke dropped 17 points, five rebounds and made five 3-pointers. He's scored at least 17 points in three games this season. See which team to pick here.
How to make Oakland vs. Xavier picks
SportsLine's model is leaning Under the total. The model also says one side of the spread hits more than 70% of the time. You can only see the model's picks at SportsLine.
So who wins Xavier vs. Oakland, and which side of the spread hits in more than 70% of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model that is up over $1,800 since last season, and find out.