Xavier Musketeers vs. UConn Huskies: 2/13/2021 Matchup Betting Preview, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on February 14, 2021

The Xavier Musketeers (11-2) are favored (-3) to build on a three-game winning streak when they host the UConn Huskies (8-5) at 12:00 PM ET on Saturday, February 13, 2021 at Cintas Center. The matchup airs on FOX. The matchup’s point total is set at 135.

Betting Information

Xavier vs UConn Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Xavier -3 -115 -105 135 -110 -110 -149 125

Computer Picks

Computer picks for Xavier vs UConn
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Xavier (-3) Over (135) Xavier 73 UConn 68

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Total Facts

  • In eight of 13 outings (61.5%) this season, the Musketeers and their opponents have totaled at least this matchup’s point total of 135 points.
  • UConn and its opponents have combined to score more than 135 points in 46.2% of their games this year (six of 13 chances).
  • The Musketeers and the Huskies combine to average 13.4 more points per game than the over/under of 135 set for this game.
  • Opponents of the two teams average a combined 1.7 less points per game (133.3) than this matchup’s total of 135 points.
  • The average total the Musketeers have had set in matchups this year is 11.4 more points than this outing’s point total.
  • The average point total for the Huskies this year is 0.3 points higher than this game’s over/under.

Scoring Betting Tips

  • The Musketeers put up 77.9 points per game, 13.1 more points than the 64.8 the Huskies give up.
  • When Xavier totals more than 64.8 points, it is 7-0 against the spread and 10-1 overall.
  • When UConn allows more than 77.9 points, it is 0-1 against the spread and 0-1 overall.
  • The Huskies put up an average of 70.5 points per game, just two more points than the 68.5 the Musketeers allow.
  • In games when it scores more than 68.5 points, UConn is 4-0 against the spread and 4-3 overall.
  • Xavier’s record is 5-1 overall and 2-4 against the spread when it gives up more than 70.5 points to its opponents.
  • The Musketeers have scored a total of 123 more points than their opponents this year (an average of 9.4 per game), and the Huskies have out-scored opponents by 73 points on the season (5.7 more per game).

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Xavier Betting Information

  • Strong against this spread this season, the Musketeers have covered eight times in 13 contests.
  • The Musketeers have struggled to cover, going just 3-4 ATS when favored by at least 3 points.
  • Xavier has been reliable for the over this season, combining with opponents to reach the total in 8 of 13 games for a 61.5% rate.

UConn Betting Information

  • UConn has a winning record against the spread, going 8-4 ATS (covering 66.7% of the time).
  • The Huskies have fared well as a 3-point underdog, going 4-2 against the spread when they are at least 3-point underdogs.
  • UConn and its opponents have hit the over in half of their games this year — 6 of 12.

Head to Head

Xavier vs UConn (Last 1 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
11/22/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 75-74 XAV

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Xavier Leaders

  • Zach Freemantle leads the Musketeers in scoring and rebounding, accumulating 15.0 points and 8.1 boards per game.
  • Paul Scruggs is Xavier’s best passer, distributing 6.0 assists per game while scoring 14.6 PPG.
  • Nate Johnson’s 2.8 threes per game leads the Musketeers.
  • Scruggs is Xavier’s leader in steals, averaging 1.7 steals per game, while Bryan Griffin leads them in blocks with 0.9 per contest.

UConn Leaders

  • Tyrese Martin collects 11.8 points and 7.3 rebounds per game for the Huskies, enough to make him the top scorer and rebounder on the team.
  • R.J. Cole notches more assists than any other UConn teammate with 4.0 per game. He also averages 11.2 points and grabs 2.9 rebounds per game.
  • Tyler Polley leads the Huskies in three-point shooting with an average of 1.8 made threes per game.
  • UConn’s leader in steals is Martin (1.5 per game), and its leader in blocks is Isaiah Whaley (2.8 per game).
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