Ohio at Xavier

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    Ohio at Xavier

    If 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.

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    I 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.

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    They'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.

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    By 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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Double Deuce View Post
    By 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.
    When you lose by nearly 30 points to South Florida, you're bad. No way around it.

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    Oh 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.

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