How To Bet Xavier vs Weber State NCAA Basketball Odds

Posted by Aaron . on March 17, 2016 in

On Friday night, the Xavier Musketeers and the Weber State Wildcats meet up in the first round of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. The Musketeers (27-5) hold the #2 seed in the East region, while the Wildcats (26-8) hold the #15 seed, having qualified for March Madness by winning the Big Sky Tournament. Check out the latest college basketball betting spread here.

How To Bet Xavier Musketeers vs Weber State Wildcats NCAA Basketball Odds

When: Friday, March 18, 2016, 9:15 PM ET
Where: Scottrade Center, St. Louis, MO
TV: TNT
Radio: Xavier Musketeer Sports Network
Live Stream: March Madness Live
NCAAB Odds: Xavier (-13.5)

Why should you bet on the Wildcats?

Weber State won seven out of eight games in the regular season before sweeping their way through the Big Sky tournament. They score 76.7 points per game while limiting the opposition to just 66.9. They are led in scoring by Jeremy Senglin (18.2 ppg, 3.6 rpg), while the big man on the boards is Joel Bolomboy (12.7 rpg). They win by working the ball through the halfcourt offense, using Bolomboy either to score or distribute. They will need to slow the game down and use the halfcourt attack if they want to make this a competitive game.

Why should you put your money on Xavier?

Xavier fell in the semifinals of the Big East tournament to Seton Hall, but the Pirates needed as many wins as they could get just to qualify for March Madness. Xavier won five of six down the stretch in the regular season, and they have a high-powered offense that scores 81.3 points per game. As a team, they shoot 36.2% from downtown, but they also can dominate the glass on the inside. That flexibility should allow them to dominate the action against Weber State.

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

I like Xavier to win this game and cover the spread. I’m picking the Musketeers to win, 92-75.