Providence vs. Xavier prediction, odds: 2023 college basketball picks, Feb. 1 best bets from proven model
A battle in the Great East pits the No. 17 Providence Friars (17-5) against the No. 16 Xavier Musketeers (17-5) on Wednesday night. This is the first matchup of the season as the two teams are currently tied for first place in the Big East. Providence leads the all-time series 10-9, including a three-game winning streak. The Brothers defeated the Musketeers 99-92 in a triple overtime bout on February 23, 2022.
Tipping from the Cintas Center in Cincinnati is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. ET. The Musketeers are 4-point favorites in Caesars Sportsbook’s latest Providence vs. Xavier odds, while the over/under for total runs scored is 153.5. Before you lock in the Xavier vs. Providence picks, be sure to check out the college basketball predictions and betting tips from SportsLine’s proven computer model.
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Now the model has set its sights on Providence vs. Xavier and has just locked in its picks and CBB predictions. You can head over to SportsLine now to see the model choices. Here are several college basketball odds and betting lines for Xavier vs. Providence:
Spread Providence vs. Xavier: Musketeers -4Providence vs. Xavier Over/Under: 153.5 points Providence vs. Xavier Silver Line: Musketeers -180, Brothers +152PROV: Brothers are 6-1 ATS in their last seven road gamesXAV: The Musketeers are 6-1 ATS in their last seven games against a team with a winning record Providence pick vs. Xavier: See the picks on SportsLine
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Why Providence can cover
Sophomore forward Bryce Hopkins has a massive frame with good strength. Hopkins plays above the rim and is a superb rebounder. The Illinois native is fourth in the Big East in points (16.4) and second in rebounds (9.1). He has recorded eight double-doubles so far this season. On January 21, Hopkins finished with 20 points and 11 boards.
Senior forward Ed Croswell is an athletic frontcourt player. Croswell has the instinct and awareness to constantly hook offensive boards to create second-chance opportunities. The Pennsylvania native is recording 12.5 points, 7.3 rebounds and shooting 61% from the field. On January 18, Croswell scored 20 points and seven rebounds.
Why Xavier can cover
Senior forward Zach Freemantle is a skilled big man who can drop jumpers in multiple places on the floor. Freemantle has been a solid rebounder and regularly lowers the boards. The New Jersey native is fourth in the Big East in rebounds (8.1) to go with 15.2 points per game. On January 21, Freemantle recorded 30 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists.
Junior guard Colby Jones passes the ball well and finishes on the edge easily. Jones attacks the midrange to score or hand it to a teammate. The Alabama native is versatile due to his awareness of playing in multiple positions. Jones is posting 14.5 points, 4.8 rebounds and 5 assists per game. He’s dropped at least 20 points in two of his last three games.
How to Make Choices Xavier vs. Providence
SportsLine’s model leans into the total, projecting a combined 151 points. The model also indicates that one side of the gap hits in more than 60% of simulations. You can only see model choices on SportsLine.
So who wins Providence against Xavier? And which side of the gap hits in more than 60% of the simulations? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread you should jump on, all from the model who crushed his college basketball picks, and find out.