How to watch Gators vs Xavier Musketeers Thursday

Florida basketball takes a trip to the west coast to take on the Xavier Musketeers in Portland, Oregon, on Thursday, November 24for the Phil Knight Legacy tournament, and if you’re wondering how to catch the Thanksgiving action live, you’ve come to the right place.

The holiday affair where a member of the Southeastern Conference takes on a Big East opponent on a neutral field is sure to be a good one. The Gators triumphed in their final game against the Florida State Seminoles, coming back from a long deficit to win by double digits on the road in Tallahassee. However, the Musketeers also enter the game tied 3-1 so far and are a formidable threat to Todd Golden’s team.

Florida and Xavier have faced each other five times since 1959, with the Musketeers holding a narrow 3-2 lead in the all-time series. They won the first two encounters before the Gators won the next two, but bounced back to win the most recent showdown in the NIT last March by a whopping final score of 72-56.

Here’s when and how to tune into the game:

The Musketeers have a 1.5 point lead over the Gators according to BetMGM. Here are the full odds as of Thursday 8:20am EST.

Team Spread Total – O/U Money line
Florida +1.5
-110
€150.5
-110
Florida state -1.5
-110
U 150.5
-110

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Bet on Gators-Musketeers basketball game

The oddsmakers are on a tight line in this game as the two teams line up pretty well on paper. Florida looked good in both the first game of the season and the second half of the FSU game, but also experienced some very questionable stretches. It’s hard to say what playing on a neutral pitch across the country will do to the team on a family holiday, but don’t expect it to give them an advantage. In fact, the Gators will probably drop this one, but it should at least be a fun game to watch.

Xavier 78, Florida 73

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