Missouri Tigers at Xavier Musketeers Free Prediction 11/12/19

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The 21st-ranked Xavier Musketeers (2-0) will be 5-point favorites at home in the Cintas Center when they meet the Missouri Tigers (2-0). The game’s Over/Under (O/U) has been set at 136 points and it can be seen on CBS Sports Network at 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday, November 12, 2019.

Missouri Tigers vs. Xavier Musketeers ATS Odds

Both teams were victorious in their last game. The Musketeers easily got past the Siena Saints 81-63, while the Tigers beat the Northern Kentucky Norse 71-56.

Missouri dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had a free throw rate of 0.273 and an offensive rebounding percentage of 30.0. Northern Kentucky was 0.068 and 18.9, respectively, for those same stats. The Musketeers, meanwhile, had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (35.9 vs. 23.7) and had a better turnover percentage (12.6 vs. 16.0). Naji Marshall was a key piece for Xavier with 20 points, eight rebounds and seven assists. Missouri, meanwhile, was led by Mark Smith, who contributed 19 points and six rebounds.

Half-court execution will be of utmost importance when two of the NCAA’s slowest-paced teams go head-to-head. Xavier ranks 265th in possessions per game (67.5) and Missouri is 318th (65.8) since the 2018-19 season.

Missouri Tigers vs. Xavier Musketeers Pick

Free Pick: SU Winner – Xavier, ATS Winner – Missouri, O/U – Under

Betting Notes (2018-Present):

  • Xavier ranks 67th in assists per game (14.8) while Missouri ranks 274th (11.3).
  • The Musketeers rank 215th in steals per game (5.5) while the Tigers rank 256th (4.8).
  • Missouri is 28th in the NCAA with 31.6 rebounds allowed per game while Xavier is 44th with 32.2 rebounds allowed per game.
  • The Musketeers rank 118th in blocks per game (3.6) while the Tigers rank 269th (1.9).
  • Missouri ranks 132nd in three pointers allowed per game (21.8) while Xavier ranks 260th (24.8).