Saturday, February 6, 2016
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The Marquette Golden Eagles travel to Cintas Center to play the Xavier Musketeers on Saturday, February 6, 2016. The opening line for this game has Xavier as 13 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 144.
The Golden Eagles come into this game with an overall record of 15-8 and a road record of 3-3. They are 8-14 against the spread and their over/under record is 13-9. The Musketeers have an overall record of 20-2 and a home record of 11-1. They have an over/under record of 13-9 and they are 14-8 against the spread.
Henry Ellenson comes into this contest averaging 16 points per game while playing 32.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Golden Eagles. He pulls down 10 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 75%. Luke Fischer averages 12.4 points per game in 28.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 6.8 rebounds per game for Marquette. His field goal percentage is 60% for the year while his free throw percentage is 68%.
Trevon Bluiett averages 15.4 points per game while playing 30.3 minutes per contest this year for the Musketeers. He grabs 6.9 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Myles Davis averages 11.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.3 rebounds per contest and 3.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 89%.
Marquette averages 75 points per contest this season which ranks them 118th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 4.2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 66th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 192nd in the country. They average 37.3 rebounds per game and 16.4 assists per game which ranks them 109th and 24th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 313th with 14.5 per game. The Golden Eagles allow 70.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 141st in the nation. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 39th and 84th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.7 rebounds a game which ranks 215th and they give up 15.4 assists per contest which puts them in 310th place in the country. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 90th in the Division 1.
Xavier averages 80.4 points per game this year which ranks them 26th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 12.4 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 96th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 134th in the nation. They average 41.8 rebounds per game and 16.2 assists per contest which ranks them 12th and 29th respectively. In the turnover department the Musketeers rank 201st with 13.1 per game. The Musketeers allow 68 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 76th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 52nd and 20th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 32.2 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 13.1 assists per contest which puts them in 174th place in the nation. The Musketeers force 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 78th in college basketball.
The Golden Eagles average 69.9 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 70.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -3.5 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 1 per contest. The Golden Eagles have an offensive rating of 102.3 and they assist on 62% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 72.5 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 31% of their shots. Marquette turns the ball over an average of 18.3 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 10.8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.3% while their offensive rebound percentage is 29.2%. The Golden Eagles give up 73.4 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 69.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Musketeers score 82.5 ppg at home and they have averaged 83.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 11.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 14.8 points per game. The Musketeers have a rating on offense of 112.1 and 60.8% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 71.7 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 35% of their shots. Xavier turns it over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 10.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 56.5% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 37.5%. The Musketeers give up 67.7 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 72 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Marquette Golden Eagles Betting Trends
The Marquette Golden Eagles are 8-14 against the spread
The Marquette Golden Eagles are 13-9 against the over/under
Xavier Musketeers Betting Trends
The Xavier Musketeers are 14-8 against the spread
The Xavier Musketeers are 13-9 against the over/under
Marquette Golden Eagles Injuries
No key injuries to report
Xavier Musketeers Injuries
02/05/16 F Tim Stainbrook Back is upgraded to probable Saturday vs. Marquette
Josh's Pick: Take Marquette
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