Wisconsin Badgers Vs Xavier Musketeers Spread & ATS PickJosh Bailey
The seventh-seeded Wisconsin Badgers found enough offense to beat Pittsburgh 47 to 43 on Friday. The Badgers battle the Xavier Musketeers who dominated Weber State for a 71 to 53 win on Friday. The game takes place in St. Louis, Missouri. Tip-off is at 8:40 pm ET.
Wisconsin has won 7 out of its last 10 games. The Xavier Musketeers are 4 and 1 straight up in their last 5 games.
Bet the No. 7 Seeded Wisconsin Badgers vs No. 2 Seeded Xavier Musketeers March Madness Spread & My ATS Pick
Xavier has gone a very good 20 and 13 ATS overall this season. The Musketeers have gone 6 and 4 ATS in their last 10. Wisconsin has gone 17 and 16 ATS overall this season. The Badgers are 4 and 2 ATS in their last 6 games.
What: NCAA Tournament East Region R32
Who: Wisconsin Badgers vs Xavier Musketeers
When: Sunday, March 20th, 2016
Tip- Off: 8:40 PM ET
Where: Scottrade Center
Spread: Xavier -4.5
Moneyline: Wiscons +170 Vs Xavier -200
Game Total: 136
Stream: CBS Sports
Bet The No. 7 Seeded Wisconsin Badgers Because…
Wisconsin’s defense was impenetrable on Friday. The Badgers held Pittsburgh to 18 makes out of 48 shots. The Panthers shot a bad 37.5% from the field versus Wisconsin. The Badger did an even better job keeping Pittsburgh from hitting three-point shots. The Panthers were only 3 out of 11 for 27.3% from the three-point line against Wisconsin. If Wisconsin’s defense is that good on Sunday, the Badgers could make another trip to the Sweet 16.
Bet The No. 2 Seeded Xavier Musketeers Because…
Xavier’s defense played as well as the Badgers’ did on Friday. The Musketeers kept Weber State to a terrible 38.6% from the field. Weber State made 22 of 57 shots. The Wildcats were good on only 4 out of 31 three-point shots for 19%. Since Xavier’s defense is as good as Wisconsin, the 2 seeded Musketeers are looking awfully difficult to go against on Sunday.
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction
The Musketeers are truly difficult to go against because they are one of the few teams that can back up their terrific defense with a solid half-court game.
Xavier shot 48.4% from the field against Weber State. Sure, Wisconsin has a much better defense than what Weber State has, but what will the Badgers hold Xavier too? 46% from the field? 42% from the field.
It probably won’t matter. Wisconsin only shoots 42% from the field as a team. The Badgers average 68 points per game. It’s almost a given that Wisconsin’s defense is going to have a much tougher time stopping Xavier from scoring than it did stopping Pittsburgh from scoring. Xavier looks like the play to me.