Western Kentucky Hilltoppers at Xavier Musketeers Free College Basketball Picks & Odds 12-5-2015
by Josh Schonwald - 12/4/2015
Saturday, December 5, 2015
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The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers travel to Cintas Center to play the Xavier Musketeers on Saturday, December 5, 2015. The opening line for this game has Xavier as 16 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 145.
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The Hilltoppers come into this game with an overall record of 4-3 and a road record of 0-1. They are 2-3 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-2. The Musketeers have an overall record of 7-0 and a home record of 3-0. They have an over/under record of 5-2 and they are 4-3 against the spread.
Justin Johnson comes into this contest averaging 16.9 points per game while playing 27 minutes per night so far this season for the Hilltoppers. He pulls down 8.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 67% while his free throw percentage is currently at 58%. Nigel Snipes averages 13.3 points per game in 25.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.9 assists per contest and 4.6 rebounds per game for Western Kentucky. His field goal percentage is 55% for the year while his free throw percentage is 70%.
Trevon Bluiett averages 14.3 points per game while playing 31.4 minutes per contest this year for the Musketeers. He grabs 7.4 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 58%. Edmond Sumner averages 11.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 25 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.7 rebounds per contest and 2.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 66%.
Western Kentucky averages 79.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 65th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 2.7 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 41st. Behind the arc they shoot 44% which is good for 8th in the country. They average 38.8 rebounds per game and 15.3 assists per game which ranks them 106th and 76th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 96th with 11.7 per game. The Hilltoppers allow 77 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 249th in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 159th and 237th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 38 rebounds a game which ranks 219th and they give up 16.5 assists per contest which puts them in 306th place in the country. They force 9.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 344th in the Division 1.
Xavier averages 80.6 points per game this year which ranks them 56th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 15.3 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 169th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 146th in the nation. They average 43.4 rebounds per game and 15 assists per contest which ranks them 23rd and 85th respectively. In the turnover department the Musketeers rank 172nd with 12.9 per game. The Musketeers allow 65.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 48th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 102nd and 159th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 29 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 9.9 assists per contest which puts them in 23rd place in the nation. The Musketeers force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 46th in college basketball.
Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Betting Trends
The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are 2-3 against the spread
The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are 3-2 against the over/under
Xavier Musketeers Betting Trends
The Xavier Musketeers are 4-3 against the spread
The Xavier Musketeers are 5-2 against the over/under
Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Xavier Musketeers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take Western Kentucky
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