Saturday, March 5, 2016
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The Creighton Bluejays travel to Cintas Center to play the Xavier Musketeers on Saturday, March 5, 2016. The opening line for this game has Xavier as 6 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 140.
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The Bluejays come into this game with an overall record of 18-12 and a road record of 4-7. They are 17-12 against the spread and their over/under record is 17-12. The Musketeers have an overall record of 25-4 and a home record of 14-1. They have an over/under record of 18-11 and they are 18-11 against the spread.
Maurice Watson Jr. comes into this contest averaging 14.7 points per game while playing 31.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Bluejays. He pulls down 3.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is currently at 73%. Geoffrey Groselle averages 10.7 points per game in 20.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.4 assists per contest and 6 rebounds per game for Creighton. His field goal percentage is 70% for the year while his free throw percentage is 67%.
Trevon Bluiett averages 15.1 points per game while playing 30.4 minutes per contest this year for the Musketeers. He grabs 6.5 rebounds per game and has 2.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 78%. Edmond Sumner averages 11.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 25.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.3 rebounds per contest and 3.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Creighton averages 79.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 30th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 7.4 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 37th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 154th in the country. They average 37.1 rebounds per game and 15.2 assists per game which ranks them 107th and 53rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 69th with 11.5 per game. The Bluejays allow 71.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 173rd in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 145th and 144th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.2 rebounds a game which ranks 144th and they give up 13.1 assists per contest which puts them in 164th place in the country. They force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 177th in the Division 1.
Xavier averages 80.4 points per game this year which ranks them 20th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 10.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 103rd spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 134th in the nation. They average 40.9 rebounds per game and 16.1 assists per contest which ranks them 13th and 27th respectively. In the turnover department the Musketeers rank 173rd with 12.7 per game. The Musketeers allow 69.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 109th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 52nd and 28th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 33.3 rebounds a game which ranks 67th and they give up 13.4 assists per contest which puts them in 190th place in the nation. The Musketeers force 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 64th in college basketball.
The Bluejays average 75.1 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 75.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -0.8 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 10.7 per contest. The Bluejays have an offensive rating of 110.3 and they assist on 54.5% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 71.9 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 54%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 39% of their shots. Creighton turns the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.5% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.3% while their offensive rebound percentage is 27.3%. The Bluejays give up 75.8 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 65 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Musketeers score 83.7 ppg at home and they have averaged 86.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 5.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 13.6 points per game. The Musketeers have a rating on offense of 111.4 and 59.8% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 72.2 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 34% of their shots. Xavier turns it over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 10.2% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 55.1% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 35.6%. The Musketeers give up 70.1 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 81 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Creighton Bluejays Betting Trends
The Creighton Bluejays are 17-12 against the spread
The Creighton Bluejays are 17-12 against the over/under
Xavier Musketeers Betting Trends
The Xavier Musketeers are 18-11 against the spread
The Xavier Musketeers are 18-11 against the over/under
Creighton Bluejays Injuries
12/18/15 F Martin Krampelj Knee out for season
Xavier Musketeers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take Creighton
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