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Sweet 16: Arizona Faces Surprising Xavier

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Xavier is Only Double-Digit Seed Left

The Xavier Musketeers and the Arizona Wildcats on Thursday when they battle at SAP Center in the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16.

Oddsmakers opened the Wildcats as -8-point favorites versus the Musketeers, while the game’s total opened at 144. The Wildcats are now 7.5-point favorites and the total is at 144.5.

Arizona was a 69-60 winner as they battled the Mt. Saint Mary’s Gaels in the NCAA 2nd round. They covered in the matchup as a -4.5-point favorite. The Wildcats have superior size and two big-time scorers  Allonzo Trier and freshman 7-foot forward Lauri Markkanen.

Xavier was a 91-66 winner in the Round of 32 against Florida State Seminoles. They covered the +7.5-point spread as underdogs. Many counted out the Musketeers after guard Edmond Sumner sustained a season-ending knee injury in late January. That came on the heels of guard Myles Davis leaving the team after a brief return from a 15-game, season-opening suspension.

Sweet 16 Betting Trends

Team record: 23-13 SU,17-18 ATS
Xavier is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
Xavier is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Xavier’s last 6 games

Team record: 32-4 SU,19-15-2 ATS
Current Streak: won 6 straight games.
Arizona is 5-0-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Arizona is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Arizona’s last 5 games

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Dirty has been an employee or owner of some of the top online sports gambling forums since 1998. He worked at EOG.com from it's inception until 2008 when he left and opened GamblingIQ and then in 2012 opened Handicappers Hidaway. He has written hundreds af articles over the years and always has his "Dirty Dozen" College Football poll up starting the first week of October.
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