Opening Line: Providence +1.5 vs (5) Xavier 1/6/18

Providence is off to a 10-6 start to the season on the court, including a 1-2 record in Big East play. The Friars are 3-11 ATS. Xavier comes to the Dunk ranked 5th in the nation with a 15-1 record, including a 3-0 record in Big East play. The Musketeers are 12-4 ATS.

Kenpom has this game as Xavier winning, 80-77, and he gives Providence a 37% chance of winning.

The oddsmakers have weighed in on this matchup that tips at 12:00pm on Saturday:

Opening Line

Providence +1.5

Opening O/U

TBD

Opening Moneyline

TBD

NOTE: The line almost immediately moved to Providence +5 and then +4.5 after opening at +1.5.

Stay tuned for updates as the line moves.

Betting Notes of Interest

  • Providence is 3-11 ATS this season
  • The Over is 10-4 in Providence games this season
  • Xavier is 12-4 ATS this season
  • The Over is 11-5 in Xavier games this season
  • Providence is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against Xavier
  • The total has gone Over 4 out of the last 5 times these two teams have played, including the last 3

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