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Xavier vs. Rider 2017: Time, TV channel, watch online, odds, preview

It’s Musketeers vs. Broncs on Monday night.

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RANKINGS: Xavier (#17 AP, USA TODAY, #21 KenPom) | Rider (#246 KenPom)

RECORDS: Xavier (1-0) | Rider (1-0)

TIME: 8:30 p.m. ET

TV CHANNEL: FS1 (Vince Welch, Jordan Cornette)


SPREAD: Xavier opened at 24.5, but the line is down to 23.

O/U: 154

RECORDS ATS: Xavier (1-0) | Rider (0-0)

All-Time Series

This is the first time Xavier and Rider have ever played each other!


Fresh off the heels of a 101-49 season opening bludgeoning of Morehead State, the Xavier Musketeers look to do the same thing to the MAAC’s Rider Broncs.

Rider went a respectable 18-15 last season, but lost their four of their leading scorers to graduation.

The Broncs won their season opener against Hampton, 90-75. Former DePaul Blue Demon Fred Scott had a double-double, scoring 15 points and hauling in 14 rebounds. Jordan Allen led Rider with 21 points, and preseason third team all-MAAC Stevie Jordan had 17.

In short, this Rider team isn’t devoid of talent, by any means. They just don’t have enough on the roster to hang with a top 15 team in the nation. Expect a relatively similar result to the Morehead State game for Xavier. Maybe not to the extreme blowout length, but a blowout nonetheless.