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No. 17 Providence vs. No. 21 Xavier odds, line: Advanced model reveals college basketball picks, predictions for Jan. 26, 2022

SportsLine's projection model generated selections for Wednesday's matchup between the Providence Friars and Xavier Musketeers
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A top 25 matchup between Big East rivals will feature No. 17 Providence (16-2) traveling to Cintas Center to play No. 21 Xavier (14-4) on Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m. ET. Providence topped Butler 69-62 in their last game to win their third straight contest. Xavier lost to Marquette 75-64, halting their two-game win streak. Xavier is favored by eight points and the over-under for total points is set at 138.5 at Caesars Sportsbook.

Before making any Providence vs. Xavier picks, you NEED to check out the college basketball predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.  

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every Division I college basketball game 10,000 times. It enters Week 12 of the season with a 49-36 record on all top-rated college basketball picks, returning almost $700. Over the past five-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated an impressive profit of $2,800 for $100 players on its top-rated college basketball picks against the spread. Anyone who has followed it has seen HUGE returns.

The model knows Providence graduate student center Nate Watson is averaging a team-high 14.1 points with 6.2 rebounds while shooting 56 percent from the floor. Watson has scored at least 20 points in five games so far. The Virginia native had a solid outing in the win over Butler. Watson had 18 points, seven rebounds, and shot 7-for-12 from the floor. 

The model also knows Xavier junior forward Jack Nunge is logging 12.3 points, 7.1 rebounds and is shooting 52 percent from the field. Nunge has grabbed at least 12 boards in four matchups thus far. The Indiana native also leads the team with 1.4 blocks per game. He has swatted away at least 2 shots in 10 games. 

Now, it has set its sights on Providence vs. Xavier. We can tell you the model is leaning under the total and it also says one side of the spread hits in well over 50 percent of simulations! You ABSOLUTELY need to see it before locking in any college basketball picks.

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