Xavier Musketeers at Missouri Tigers Free Prediction


The Xavier Musketeers (7-4) will travel to Mizzou Arena to clash against the Missouri Tigers (6-3). The game can be seen on ESPNU at 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday, December 18, 2018.

Xavier Musketeers vs. Missouri Tigers ATS Odds

Both teams were victorious over their last opponent. The Tigers defeated the Central Arkansas Bears 68-55, while the Musketeers beat the IUPUI Jaguars 82-69.

Xavier dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had an offensive rebounding percentage of 32.5 and an effective field goal percentage of 0.538. For those same stats, IUPUI was 23.1 and 0.438, respectively. The Tigers, meanwhile, had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (26.2 vs. 17.1) and had a better turnover percentage (13.6 vs. 16.8). Missouri was led by Mark Smith, who put up 19 points and 10 rebounds. Meanwhile, Ryan Welage had a solid performance for Xavier, contributing 24 points and seven rebounds.

Missouri may have trouble getting to the charity stripe in this showdown. The Tigers rank 192nd in the NCAA with a free throw attempt (FTA) rate of 0.274, while Xavier ranks 27th in FTA rate allowed (0.191) dating back to last season.

Xavier Musketeers at Missouri Tigers Odds Pick

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

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Missouri ranks 97th in three pointers allowed per game (21.4) while Xavier ranks 232nd (25.9).
  • The Musketeers and Tigers rank 38th in rebounds allows per game (31.4).