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The second-seeded and 13.5-point favorite Arizona Wildcats will face the sixth-seeded Xavier Musketeers in a Sweet Sixteen, West region betting tilt set for Thursday night in Los Angeles at Staples Center.

The Wildcats are 13-0 SU and 10-3 ATS over their last 13 games and were thought to be a top-seed before Selection Sunday after they finished the season on a 16-1 SU and 14-3 ATS run. However, Arizona is doing just fine as a No. 2 seed, crushing No. 15 Texas Southern 93-72 and No. 10 Ohio State 73-58. 

The Musketeers are 20-3-1 ATS in their last 24 NCAA Tournament games and picked up comfortable wins straight up and against the point spread over Mississippi and Georgia State to advance into this Sweet 16 test against Arizona. The Musketeers are 5-0 ATS in their last five games in the Sweet Sixteen round and 12-1 ATS in their last 13 games as an underdog in the NCAA Tournament.

Xavier Musketeers Vs Arizona Wildcats Sweet Sixteen Betting Spread, My Against The Spread Pick & TV Schedule

Matchup: (6) Xavier Musketeers vs (2) Arizona Wildcats
Date: Mar. 26, 2015 
Start Time: 10:17 p.m. ET 
Location: Los Angeles, California
Stadium: Staples Center
TV Info: TBS
Stream: March Madness Live
Radio: Xavier Vs Arizona
Point Spread: Wildcats -13.5
Game Total: 136.5

Xavier’s Sweet 16 Projected Starting Lineup

  • G Remy Abell, 6-4, Jr., 8.6 ppg, 2 rpg
  • G Dee Davis, 6-0, Sr., 8.5 ppg, 2.4 rpg, 6.1 apg
  • F Trevon Bluiett, 6-6, Fr., 11.7 ppg, 4.4 rpg
  • F James Farr, 6-9, Jr.,4.3 ppg, 5.3 rpg
  • C Matt Stainbrook, 6-10, Sr., 12 ppg, 6.8 rpg
  • Coach: Chris Mack (sixth season)

Arizona’s Sweet 16 Projected Starting lineup

  • G T.J. McConnell, 6-1, Sr., 9.6 ppg, 6.3 apg
  • F Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, 6-7, So., 11.2 ppg, 6.5 rpg
  • F Brandon Ashley, 6-9, Jr., 11.6 ppg, 5.4 rpg
  • F Stanley Johnson, 6-7, Fr., 13.9 ppg, 6.6 rpg
  • C Kaleb Tarczewski, 7-0, Jr., 9.4 ppg, 5.2 rpg
  • Coach: Sean Miller (sixth season)

Senior center Matt Stainbrook (12.0 PPG, 6.8 RPG, 2.5 APG) and forward Freshman Trevon Bluiett (11.7 PPG, 4.5 RPG, 1.9 APG) lead Xavier, a team that posted a 21-13 record in the regular season, 15-17-1 against the spread, and took care of the Ole Miss Rebels (76-57) and the Georgia State Panthers (75-67) while covering the spread easily. The Musketeers’ offense scores 73.6 points per game (43rd), shooting 47.3% from the field (29 th ) and posting 16.4 assists per game (9th). Their defense allows 67.3 PPG (196th) and the team grabs 34.8 rebounds per game (149th).

"You know, what’s really special about our team is that we’ve grown a ton," senior center Matt Stainbrook said. "We had a learning curve. And over the season, we’ve done a good job of learning from our mistakes and getting a lot better. I think it’s great that the Big East has been able to test us with some really tough teams, and I think the fact that we’ve grown as a team together has made us really special at this point."

Arizona is led by freshman forward Stanley Johnson (14.1 PPG, 6.8 RPG, 1.8 APG), and junior forward Brandon Ashley (11.2 PPG, 5.2 RPG, 0.6 APG). The Wildcats offense averages 76.4 points per game (22nd), shooting 48.9% from the field (6th) and a stellar 14.2 assists per game (67th). Arizona’s defense allows 59.0 PPG (16th) and records 37.2 rebounds per game (45th). The Wildcats finished the season with a 31-3 record, 22-11 against the spread and beat the Texas Southern Tigers (93-72) and the Ohio State Buckeyes (73-58), while posting a 1-1 against the spread mark in their first two games of the NCAA tournament.

“We won our way," Arizona coach Sean Miller said, proudly after beating Ohio State. "We’ve weathered a couple of storms," Miller said. "I think we’ve learned in this region, this tournament, a couple things this week leading to L.A. that we have to make sure we’re sharp and ready to go. Now that we have two more games on a neutral court, I think it becomes easier to go out there and be yourself."

The Musketeers are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 Thursday games, 11-2-1 ATS in their last 14 NCAA Tournament games as an underdog, 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a SU win, 19-5-2 ATS in their last 26 NCAA Tournament games, 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games following an ATS win, and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games.

The Wildcats are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Thursday games, 14-4 ATS in their last 18 games as a favorite, 14-4 ATS in their last 18 games following a SU win, 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games following an ATS win, and 12-3 ATS in their last 15 games vs. a team with a winning SU record.

Sweet 16 ATS Pick: Xavier 61- 78 Arizona.