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Villanova vs. Xavier Preview: Game time, Streaming, Odds, and More!

Nearing the Final Countdown.

NCAA Basketball: Xavier at Villanova Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

How to Watch

When: 1:30 pm EST

Where: Cintas Center; Cincinnati, Ohio

TV: CBS

Stream: CBS Sports


Bets are On

Villanova is favored by -4.5, according to OddsShark.


Noteworthy Juice

Losing three of their past four games, the Villanova Wildcats are once more experiencing the tumultuous waters that drowned out their early season playmaking. With only a handful of games remaining in the regular season, the Wildcats are in desperate need of shooting stability and consistent performance beyond their go-to senior leadership of Phil Booth and Eric Paschall. Booth still maintains his status as top-scorer for ‘Nova, averaging 18.6 points per game.

Xavier fell to the Wildcats during the teams’ first meeting this season, losing 75-85 at the Finneran Pavilion in January. While ‘Nova leads the all-time series against the Musketeers 25-5, away games have been a weak spot for coach Jay Wright’s squad recently—accordingly, Xavier could be in prime position to capitalize on the Wildcats’ shakiness. Sophomore Naji Marshall tops the Musketeers’ offensive charts with 14.3 points per game, and will likely continue his young leadership this afternoon.