Indiana vs. Xavier Odds, Line: 2022 College Basketball Picks, Nov 18 Predictions by Proven Computer Model

The No. 12 Indiana Hoosiers will face their first Test of the season when they hit the road to Xavier on Friday night. Indiana opened the season with two dominant wins, but Xavier is expected to present a tougher challenge. These teams have not met since 2007 when Xavier scored a 15-point win.

Tipoff is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. ET. The Hoosiers are favored at 2.5 in Caesars Sportsbook’s latest Xavier vs. Indiana odds, while the over/under is set at 142.5. Before entering Indiana vs. Xavier tips, check out the model’s college basketball predictions at SportsLine.

The SportsLine projection model simulates each Division I college basketball game 10,000 times. For the last 6+ years, the proprietary computer model has generated more than $1,200 for $100 players using its top-flight college basketball picks against the spread. Everyone who has followed him has seen profitable returns.

Now the model has Xavier vs. Indiana in her sights. You can go to SportsLine to see the selection. Here are several college basketball odds for Xavier vs. Indiana:

  • Spread between Xavier and Indiana: Indiana -2.5
  • Xavier vs. Indiana over/under: 142.5 points
  • Xavier vs. Indiana money line: Xavier +130, Indiana -150
  • Selection Xavier vs. Indiana: See selection here

Featured Game | Xavier Musketeers versus Indiana Hoosiers

Why Xavier can cover

Indiana picked up two easy wins to open the season, but this will be a big step up in the competition. Xavier got off to a perfect start this season as well, winning all three games. The Musketeers beat Fairfield 78-65 Tuesday as senior forward Zach Freemantle hit the fifth triple-double in school history with 15 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists.

Freemantle is one of five players averaging double figures for Xavier as senior forward Jack Nunge leads at 18.0 points per game. Indiana relies on forward Trayce Jackson-Davis to do most of his damage, but he’s being tested by Freemantle and Nunge. Xavier is on a seven-game home win streak while Indiana has only covered the spread three times in their last 15 away games.

Why Indiana Can Cover

This could be a tough test for Jackson-Davis, but he’s used to drawing the attention of opposing defenses. He scored 21 points and grabbed six rebounds in a 101-49 win over Bethune-Cookman in his last game and was named to the Wooden Preseason Top 50 watchlist earlier this week. Jackson-Davis leads the team with 18.0 points and 6.5 rebounds per game despite playing just 22 minutes per game so far.

The Hoosiers have been putting down outside shots at a high rate and converting 40% of their triples. Xavier could be without star guard Colby Jones, who was out on Tuesday after suffering an ankle injury in Monday’s training session. Jones averages 13.5 points, 7.0 assists and 4.0 rebounds per game, so the Musketeers would certainly feel his absence.

How to make Indiana vs. Xavier picks

The model has simulated Xavier vs. Indiana 10,000 times and the results are in. The model is leaning forward and it also generated a point spread pick that hits in almost 80% of the simulations. You can only see the selection at SportsLine.

So who will win Indiana against Xavier? And which side of the spread hits almost 80% of the time? Visit SportsLine to see which side of the Xavier vs. Indiana spread you should jump to and find out.