Monday, November 14, 2016
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The Buffalo Bulls travel to Cintas Center to play the Xavier Musketeers on Monday, November 14, 2016. The opening line for this game has Xavier as 14.5 point favorites.
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The Bulls had an overall record of 17-14 and a road record of 5-9 last year. They were 18-11 against the spread last year and their over/under record was 14-13. The Musketeers had an overall record of 26-4 and a home record of 15-1 last season. They had an over/under record of 19-11 and they were 20-14 against the spread last season.
Lamonte Bearden averaged 13.7 points per game last season while playing 29.9 minutes per night for the Bulls. He pulled down 2.9 rebounds per game and dished out 4.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage was 42% while his free throw percentage sat at 77%. Blake Hamilton averaged 13.1 points per game in 26.5 minutes per contest last season. He averaged 2.5 assists per contest and 7.1 rebounds per game for Buffalo. His field goal percentage was 46% for the year while his free throw percentage was 74%.
Trevon Bluiett averaged 15.1 points per game while playing 30.6 minutes per contest last year for the Musketeers. He grabbed 6.1 rebounds per game and had 2.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage was 42% and his free throw percentage was 77%. Edmond Sumner averaged 11 points per game last season and he saw the court an average of 25.9 minutes per contest. He also averaged 3.4 rebounds per contest and 3.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage was 40% and his free throw percentage was 73%.
Buffalo averaged 76.5 points per contest last season which ranked them 74th in the nation. Their average scoring margin was 0.4 and their shooting percentage was 43% as a team which had them ranked 194th. Behind the arc they shot 34% which was good for 221st in the country. They averaged 38.6 rebounds per game and 12.4 assists per game which ranked them 53rd and 220th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they ranked 282nd with 13.7 per game. The Bulls allowed 76 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 268th in the nation. They also allowed a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 163rd and 154th in those defensive categories. Opponents averaged 36.4 rebounds a game which ranked 210th and they gave up 13.3 assists per contest which put them in 182nd place in the country. They forced 12.9 turnovers per game which ranked them 138th in Division 1.
Xavier averaged 80.5 points per game last year which ranked them 15th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin was 10.1 and their shooting percentage was 45% as a team which had them sitting in the 93rd spot in the country. Behind the arc they shot 36% which was good for 96th in the nation. They averaged 40.8 rebounds per game and 16.1 assists per contest which ranked them 11th and 26th respectively. In the turnover department the Musketeers ranked 171st with 12.6 per game. The Musketeers allowed 70.4 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 125th in the country. They also allowed a 42% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 61st and 22nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents averaged 33.5 rebounds a game which ranked 69th and they gave up 13.4 assists per contest which put them in 192nd place in the nation. The Musketeers forced 13.9 turnovers per game which ranked them 68th in college basketball.
The Bulls averaged 75.3 points per game on the road last season and they scored 74.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They had an average scoring differential of -3 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference was 3.3 per contest. The Bulls had an offensive rating of 105.8 and they assisted on 48.2% of their shots last year. In terms of pace they averaged 72.6 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage was 50%. As a team they had a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shot 3 pointers on 37% of their shots. Buffalo turned the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions and they got a steal on 9.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage was 51.7% while their offensive rebound percentage was 32.1%. The Bulls gave up 78.3 points per game on the road last season and they surrendered 71.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Musketeers scored 84.6 ppg at home and they averaged 72.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They had an average scoring differential of 3.7 in their past 3 contests and at home last season they had a difference of 13.1 points per game. The Musketeers had a rating on offense of 111.1 and 59.1% of their shots were assisted last season. They possessed the ball 72.5 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year was 51%. As an offensive unit they had a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempted 3 pointers on 34% of their shots. Xavier turned it over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions and they stole the ball on 10% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage was 54.9% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season was 35%. The Musketeers gave up 71.5 points per contest at home last year and they gave up 68.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Buffalo Bulls Betting Trends
The Buffalo Bulls were 18-11 against the spread last season
The Buffalo Bulls were 14-13 against the over/under last year
Xavier Musketeers Betting Trends
The Xavier Musketeers were 20-14 against the spread last season
The Xavier Musketeers were 19-11 against the over/under last year
Buffalo Bulls Injuries
11/13/16 F David Kadiri Knee "?" Monday vs. Xavier
11/12/16 G C.J. Massinburg Mononucleosis out indefinitely
Xavier Musketeers Injuries
11/05/16 G Myles Davis Suspension out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Xavier -14.5
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