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Tuesday’s NCAAB Betting Previews: Buffalo-Syracuse, Xavier-Missouri

Dec 18, 2018 9:00 AM EST

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TGIT: An unknown acronym for “Thank Goodness It’s Tuesday.” The games heat up this time of the week amid non-conference play, and an in-state battle featuring Buffalo and Syracuse provides just that. Before their duel, Missouri and Xavier square off in a Big East-SEC affair.

Which side delivers more value? Let’s dissect the matchups.

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Xavier Musketeers at Missouri Tigers

  • Spread: Missouri -1.5
  • Over/under: 136
  • Tip: 7 p.m. ET
  • TV channel: ESPNU

The Musketeers (4-6-1 against the spread) enter this matchup with the 31st-rated Adjusted Offensive Efficiency (111.6 points per 100 possessions) in the nation while the Tigers (3-5-1 ATS) own the 106th-best AdjO.

The biggest issue with Xavier comes at the other end of the court, though.

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