Rickenbach CBB *Earliest Cash* 3:30 PT Wednesday *He is 6-2 / 75% L8 CBB*
2019-01-23 18:30:00

Earliest Cash - Rickenbach CBB Game #781 Wednesday 8* Providence Friars (+) @ Xavier Musketeers @ 6:30 ET - Revenge has its spots in sports betting that is for sure. However, it tends to be one of the most over-played and over-used factors. That said, this appears to be one of those cases. Yes the Friars knocked the Musketeers out of the Big East Tournament last March. However, the fact is that Xavier is a bit down this season while Providence is arguably the better team this season. Yes I know the Friars have struggled of late but this is the perfect spot to "get healthy" with an upset win on the road and don't let the low line on the Musketeers fool you here. Xavier is just 2-3 SU in their last 5 games and one of those victories came by just a single point. Providence has faced a very tough schedule of late which has led to their 1-4 SU run. However, if not for the difference in 3-point shooting results in their game at Marquette Sunday, the Friars would have gotten the upset win. The fact is the Musketeers 3-point shooting has been awful and I look for Xavier to struggle badly in trying to stop Alpha Diallo and the Friars forward will be the best player on the floor in this game and lead the road team to victory. If they do fall short it will be by just a single possession in my opinion so grab the points in this one. 8* PROVIDENCE