Xavier vs Arizona Line, Pick & How To WatchNoah Williams
The Arizona Wildcats faced the Xavier Musketeers in the 2015 Sweet 16, with the Wildcats winning 68-60 in a hard-fought game in Los Angeles. This week, it is the rematch. The March Madness betting line favors the Wildcats by 7.5-points. Tip-off is this Thursday, March 23rd at 10:09 PM ET on TBS from the SAP Center in San Jose, California.
Xavier Musketeers Vs Arizona Wildcats Line, Pick & How To Watch
What: No.11 Xavier Musketeers (23-13) vs No.2 Arizona Wildcats (32-4)
When: Thursday, March 23, 2017
Start Time: 10:09 PM ET
Where: San Jose, California
Stadium: SAP Center at San Jose
Spread: Arizona -7.5
Moneyline: Xavier +290 vs Arizona -350
Game Total: 145
Stream: Watch TBS
Listen: Xavier vs Arizona
Why Bet The Xavier Musketeers To Beat The Wildcats
Xavier stomped on FSU’s March Madness dreams with a 91-66 second round tourney beat down. The Muskateers are 23-13 SU and 15-19-1 ATS. They averaged 75.1 points per game (124th) and allowed 71.0 points per game (139th) this season.
Junior guard Trevon Bluiett (18.2 PPG & 5.7 RPG) had his scored 29 points after shooting 8-14 from the field and 3-5 from three-point land in the win over the Seminoles.
"I’m so excited for the guys next to me and the guys in the locker room. They earned it," Xavier coach Chris Mack said from the post-game podium. "Our team’s gone through a lot of adversity this year, and we stayed the course."
Xavier has shot 52.9% from the field (17th) and 50.0% from the three point land (8th) during the tournament. They average 37.4 rebounds per game (87th) and 15.0 assists (78th). Senior guard RaShid Gaston leads the team with 6.3 rebounds and Junior guard J.P. Macura is tops with 1.4 steals.
Why Bet The Arizona Wildcats To Beat The Musketeers
Arizona advanced after beating Saint Mary’s 69-60 during the season round. The Wildcats are 32-4 SU and 18-17 ATS. They average 76.7 points per game (99th) and give up 65.8 (39th) this season.
Freshman forward Lauri Markkanen (15.7 PPG & 7.1 RPG) led his team with 16 points and 11 rebounds against the Gaels. Sophomore guard Allonzo Trier (17.1 PPG & 5.1 RPG) added 14 points and six rebounds.
"Our advantage was driving," Arizona’s coach Sean Miller said. "Our advantage eventually was able to get the ball inside. Getting the ball to the basket whether it be on drive or post catch, we delivered. We scored. We got fouled. That was the big difference."
Arizona has shot 52.2% from the field (22nd) and 36.4% from three points (66th) in the tournament. They average 36.7 rebounds (119th) and 13.5 assists (171st) per game. Lauri Markkanen averages 7.1 rebounds per game and senior guard Kadeem Allen is tops with 1.6 steals.
If You Still Can’t Decide Who To Bet On:
- The Wildcats are 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 NCAA Tournament games.
- The Wildcats are 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 NCAA Tournament games as a favorite.
- The Musketeers are 14-2-1 ATS in their last 17 NCAA Tournament games as an underdog.
- The Musketeers are 23-5-1 ATS in their last 29 NCAA Tournament games.
Xavier vs Arizona Expert ATS Pick
Xavier is getting 7.5-points?!?!?! It would be a travesty to not take the points all the way to the bank. Bet on X to cover.