Sweet 16: Arizona Faces Surprising Xavier
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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