Wisconsin vs Xavier Pick
When: 8:40 PM ET, Sunday, March 20, 2016
Where: Scottrade Center, St. Louis, Missouri
TV: 8:40 p.m. ET, TNT
Line: Xavier -4.5, Total: 136.5
Wisconsin Badgers vs Xavier Musketeers Preview
The Badgers are scoring 68.2 points in 63.9 possessions, which ranks ahead of only Northern Iowa (63) and Virginia (61.2) among the field. The Badgers easily finished with the lowest-prevailing point total (47) among the 32 first-round winners and shot only 32.1 percent from the field, including 4-of-19 from 3-point range. The Badgers win with defense, as opponents are averaging only 63.9 points points a game. Pittsburgh’s 43 marking the fewest allowed by the team this season.
Badgers are 10-2 ATS in their last 12 games following a straight up win.
Badgers are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
Badgers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 NCAA Tournament games.
Badgers are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games following a ATS win.
Badgers are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
Badgers are 11-4 ATS in their last 15 games overall.
Badgers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games.
Badgers are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games after allowing less than 50 points in their previous game.
Badgers are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 vs. Big East.
OVER UNDER TRENDS
Under is 9-1 in Badgers last 10 overall.
Under is 6-1 in Badgers last 7 games following a straight up win.
Under is 5-1 in Badgers last 6 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
Under is 5-1 in Badgers last 6 games following a ATS win.
Under is 4-1 in Badgers last 5 neutral site games.
Over is 12-4 in Badgers last 16 games after allowing less than 50 points in their previous game.
The Musketeers are aiming for their second straight Sweet 16 appearance and sixth in nine years with the highest NCAA tournament seed in team history. It was a promising start Friday as Xavier shot 48.4 percent and enjoyed a 43-27 rebound advantage. The Musketeers average 81 points and 72.6 possessions per game, highest among the remaining tournament teams.
Musketeers are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 neutral site games.
Musketeers are 21-4-1 ATS in their last 26 NCAA Tournament games.
Musketeers are 13-3 ATS in their last 16 vs. Big Ten.
Musketeers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
Musketeers are 36-16 ATS in their last 52 non-conference games.
Musketeers are 20-9 ATS in their last 29 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
Musketeers are 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 Sunday games.
OVER UNDER TRENDS
Under is 4-0 in Musketeers last 4 non-conference games.
Over is 6-0 in Musketeers last 6 games following a straight up win.
Over is 8-0 in Musketeers last 8 games following a ATS win.
Over is 7-1 in Musketeers last 8 overall.
Over is 5-1 in Musketeers last 6 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
Over is 4-1 in Musketeers last 5 neutral site games.
Under is 4-1 in Musketeers last 5 NCAA Tournament games.
Xavier vs Wisconsin Betting Prediction
A contrast in styles. Yes. Who will prevail. Xavier will be able to score on Wisconsin and will not be able to keep up. The spread is too little as another Big Ten team will bite the dust. Taking Xavier to win by double digits.