Where The Money Lies For #18 Xavier Vs. #23 Villanova

  • Villanova has -220 odds to beat Xavier.
  • The spread for the game favored Villanova at 5 points.

VILLANOVA, Pa. – The college basketball season ramps up on Tuesday Night with a top-25 matchup between #13 Xavier as they travel to take on #23 Villanova in a Big East clash. The game is scheduled to tip off at 7:00 p.m. EST.

#23 Villanova Vs. #18 Xavier Odds

  • Moneyline: Villanova (-220) vs. Xavier (+180)
  • Spread: Villanova -5
  • Total: 136 Points

Xavier has been one of the hottest teams in the country recently having an 11-1 record going into the game. That said, it is surprising that online gambling sites are heavily favoring Villanova to come out on top as they sit with a 7-4 record. Xavier has been on a seven-game win streak as well. As for the Wildcats, they have lost their last two games.

As for where the public is leaning, they are backing Villanova’s college basketball odds at home with 75% of bets made and 92% of the betting handle.

Xavier Hot Against The Spread

The Musketeers are not only one of the best teams in terms of their record, but also against the spread. Xavier has gone 9-3 ATS this season and on their current seven-game winning streak, they have gone 6-1 ATS. It is also worth noting that they are covering the spread by 6.2 points on average and are winning their games by 15.8 points.

Villanova, on the other hand, has been the opposite as they’ve gone 5-6 against the spread and are failing to cover by an average of 1.5 points. They have failed to cover in three of their last five games as well.

The public has been split on the spread as Xavier has been pulling in more total bets with 56%, but Villanova is taking 60% of the money.

Game Total Splits

Both teams have not been as high-scoring as many might think. Xavier has gone 5-6-1 with the Over while Villanova has gone a similar 5-6. Villanova has been streaking with the Under in their recent games as it has hit in five of their last six games. Xavier has gone 3-3-1 with the Under in their last seven.

Betting sharps are split here as well with the Over taking 53% of total bets but the Under taking 62% of the total betting handle.