UConn vs Xavier Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Moneyline – Wednesday, January 25, 2023

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The UConn Huskies (16-5, 5-6 Big East) take the court against the Xavier Musketeers (16-4, 9-1 Big East) on Wednesday at 6:30 PM ET in Big East action.

Wednesday’s matchup between the Huskies and the Musketeers sees the Huskies as 6-point favorites. The over/under is 154 points for the game.

UConn vs. Xavier Odds

Point Spread for UConn vs. Xavier

The spread for this matchup is set at 6 points, with sportsbooks listing UConn as the favorite.

UConn vs. Xavier Moneyline

As for the moneyline, UConn has -271 odds to pick up the win, while Xavier is listed at +220 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the total for the game is set at 154 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Wednesday, January 25, 2023
  • Game Time: 6:30 PM ET
  • Location: Storrs, Connecticut
  • Arena: Harry A. Gampel Pavilion

UConn vs. Xavier Betting Trends

UConn has 12 wins against the spread in 20 games this season. The Huskies have been chosen as favorites in 17 games this year and have walked away with the win 12 times (70.6%) in those games. UConn’s games this year have hit the over on 13 of 20 set point totals.

Xavier has 11 wins against the spread in 20 games this year. The Musketeers have won two of the five games they were the underdog on the moneyline this season (40%). Xavier’s games this year have hit the over 70% of the time (14 out of 20 games with a set point total).

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UConn vs. Xavier Key Players to Watch

UConn

Adama Sanogo is tops on his team in both points (17.2) and rebounds (7.1) per contest, and also averages 1.3 assists. At the other end, he puts up 0.9 steals and 0.7 blocked shots. Jordan Hawkins averages 15.5 points, 3.9 rebounds and 1.5 assists per contest, shooting 40.9% from the floor and 38.8% from beyond the arc with 2.8 made 3-pointers per game. Donovan Clingan posts 8.5 points, 6.2 rebounds and 0.4 assists per game, shooting 71.2% from the floor. Tristen Newton is averaging 9.1 points, 4.0 assists and 4.0 rebounds per game.

Xavier

Zach Freemantle is posting a team-best 8.5 rebounds per contest. And he is producing 15.4 points and 3.2 assists, making 58.3% of his shots from the field. The Musketeers get 14.5 points, 8.1 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game from Jack Nunge. Souley Boum is the Musketeers’ top scorer (16.6 points per game), and he delivers 5.1 assists and 4.2 rebounds. Colby Jones paces the Musketeers in assists (5.2 per game), and produces 14.3 points and 5.0 rebounds. He also delivers 1.3 steals and 0.8 blocked shots.

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What you need to know about the UConn Huskies

This season, the Huskies are scoring 79.3 points per game (33rd-ranked in college basketball) and surrendering 63.5 points per contest (36th-ranked). UConn has been shining when it comes to rebounding this year, ranking 24th-best in the nation in boards per game (36.3) and 21st-best in rebounds allowed per contest (27.7).

The Huskies are putting up 84.3 points per game when playing at home. On the road, they are averaging 69.8 points per contest. UConn is draining 9.1 three-pointers per game (30th-ranked in college basketball) this year, while sporting a 35.3% three-point percentage (111th-ranked). The Huskies are dominating in terms of defending against three-pointers, as they rank best in college basketball in treys allowed (4.0 per game) and sixth-best in three-point percentage allowed (26.9%).

The Huskies have gone 5-5 over their last 10 games, with a 3-7 record against the spread in that span. In its past 10 games, UConn has gone over the total six times. In its last 10 games, UConn has been scoring 73.1 points per contest, an average that’s a little lower than the 79.3 it has scored over the course of the 2022-23 season. UConn has been more porous on the defensive side of the ball as of late, giving up 69.1 points per game during its last 10 contests compared to the 63.5 points per game its opponents are averaging on the 2022-23 season.

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What you need to know about the Xavier Musketeers

In 2022-23, the Musketeers are eighth-best in the nation offensively (84.1 points scored per game) and ranked 326th on defense (75.4 points allowed). In 2022-23, Xavier is 28th in college basketball in rebounds (36.1 per game) and 74th in rebounds conceded (29.1).

At home, the Musketeers score 84.8 points per game. On the road, they average 85.2. In 2022-23 Xavier is 195th in the nation in 3-point makes (7.3 per game) and fifth-best in 3-point percentage (39.7%). The Musketeers give up 7.8 3-pointers per game and concede 36.2% from beyond the arc, ranking 259th and 314th, respectively, in the country.

The Musketeers are 6-4 against the spread and 9-1 overall in their last 10 contests. In its past 10 contests, Xavier has gone over the total five times. Over its past 10 games, Xavier is putting up 84.6 points per contest, 0.5 more than its season average (84.1). The Musketeers have performed worse defensively over their past 10 games, surrendering 76.8 points per contest, 1.4 more points their than season average of 75.4.

UConn vs. Xavier Prediction & Pick

Our pick to win this game is UConn, and we predict that UConn will cover the spread (UConn -6). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 154 points.

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How to bet UConn vs. Xavier

You can bet on UConn vs. Xavier at every legal online sportsbook. For more college basketball odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals, check out the latest NCAA lines as well as our guide to the best college basketball betting sites.

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WRITTEN BY

Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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