A non-conference battle features the Oakland Golden Grizzlies (3-3) going on the road to play the Xavier Musketeers (4-2) on Monday evening. Both teams head into this bout on a two-game win streak. On Tuesday, the Golden Grizzlies topped Marshall 78-71. Meanwhile, Xavier beat Bryant 100-75.
Tipoff from Cintas Center in Cincinnati is set for 6:30 p.m. ET. Xavier leads the all-time series 4-0. The Musketeers are 15.5-point favorites in the latest Oakland vs. Xavier odds via SportsLine consensus, while the over/under for total points scored is set at 151.5. Before making any Xavier vs. Oakland picks, be sure to see the college basketball predictions and betting advice from the SportsLine Projection Model.
The model simulates every Division I college basketball game 10,000 times. It enters Week 4 of the 2023-24 season on an 94-61 roll on all top-rated college basketball picks dating back to last season, returning more than $1,800 for $100 players. It is also off to an 8-2 roll on top-rated spread picks this season. Anyone following has seen huge returns.
Now, the model has set its sights on Oakland vs. Xavier and revealed its CBB picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine to see the picks. Here are several college basketball odds and trends for Xaviers vs. Oakland:
- Xavier vs. Oakland spread: Musketeers -15.5
- Xavier vs. Oakland over/under: 151.5 points
- Xavier vs. Oakland money line: Musketeers -1366, Golden Grizzlies +800
- OAK: Oakland has hit the game total Under in 11 of last 19 away games
- XAV: Xavier has hit the team total Over in 22 of last 37 games
- Xavier vs. Oakland picks: See picks at SportsLine
Why Xavier can cover
Sophomore guard Desmond Claude is one of the main forces on offense for the Musketeers. The Connecticut native leads the team in scoring (15.5) with 3.3 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game. He’s dropped at least 15 points in three games this season. On Nov. 17 against Washington, Claude dropped 19 points and seven boards.
Senior guard Quincy Olivari joins Claude in the backcourt. Olivari provides the Musketeers with another smooth scorer. The Rice transfer has a sweet jumper and gets into the lane with ease. Olivari logs 13.8 points, 4.8 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game. In the win over Bryant, the Georgia native had a season-high 22 points, five rebounds and four assists. See which team to pick here.
Why Oakland can cover
Junior forward Trey Townsend is an athletic and high-energy force. Townsend does a great job on the glass and absorbing contact in the lane. The Mississippi native leads the team in points (14.8), rebounds (8.7), assists (3.5) and steals (1.7). He’s tallied at least 17 points in four games thus far. On Nov. 20 against Loyola Marymount, Townsend notched 18 points and eight boards.
Senior guard Jack Gohlke has been a floor-spacing perimeter threat. Gohlke owns a sweet jumper and is able to score off the dribble. The Wisconsin native logs 13.7 points and 4.8 rebounds per game. In his last outing, Gohlke dropped 17 points, five rebounds and made five 3-pointers. He’s scored at least 17 points in three games this season. See which team to pick here.
How to make Oakland vs. Xavier picks
SportsLine’s model is leaning Under the total, projecting 150 combined points. The model also says one side of the spread hits more than 70% of the time. You can only see the model’s picks at SportsLine.
So who wins Xavier vs. Oakland, and which side of the spread hits in more than 70% of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model that is up over $1,800 since last season, and find out.