Dec 5, 18, 01:51 PM #1
Ohio at XavierIf you're into the art of money swapping on college athletics, tonight's tilt at the Cintas Center is a tasty one to focus on. The line is Xavier -11.5 -- take Ohio University and enjoy your evening.
I still think Xavier ultimately wins the game, probably, but it will be by 7 or fewer points -- not the 11.5 you'll be getting from the oddsmakers.
Dec 5, 18, 01:54 PM #2I know Xavier is down a bit this year, but Ohio is REALLY bad. It may end up being closer than the 11.5 spread, but it's definitely not a lock.
Dec 5, 18, 02:28 PM #3They're not actually, they are very young, but they have some solid young players and are decent. However, my call for tonight is more about a so-so Xavier team, who have a bug going through the locker-room that has knocked Goodin out the last few days, other guys are dragging, and, they have a much bigger date looming on the horizon.
Tonight screams of a game where they sleep-walk at times (which they've done a lot this year), the building is dead a lot, and they hit a shot or two to win the game in the 2nd half.
I like my chances tonight.
Dec 5, 18, 02:30 PM #4By the way, if OU played your beloved Norse on a neutral court the spread would be about 4 points (when using a formula that takes in KenPom and Sagarin data). Brannen's boys are definitely NOT really bad this year, on that we can both agree.
Dec 5, 18, 02:35 PM #5
Dec 5, 18, 07:22 PM #6Oh well, only money. OU down 5 with 5 minutes left and Xavier goes on about a 15-0 run to pull away. Game was way closer than the score, but OU went bone dry down the stretch.