Wednesday, February 17, 2016
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The Providence Friars travel to Cintas Center to play the Xavier Musketeers on Wednesday, February 17, 2016. The opening line for this game has Xavier as 9 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 147.
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The Friars come into this game with an overall record of 19-7 and a road record of 6-2. They are 13-12 against the spread and their over/under record is 15-10. The Musketeers have an overall record of 22-3 and a home record of 12-1. They have an over/under record of 14-11 and they are 15-10 against the spread.
Ben Bentil comes into this contest averaging 20.4 points per game while playing 33.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Friars. He pulls down 7.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Kris Dunn averages 17.1 points per game in 33.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.6 assists per contest and 5.9 rebounds per game for Providence. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 67%.
Trevon Bluiett averages 15 points per game while playing 30.4 minutes per contest this year for the Musketeers. He grabs 6.6 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 80%. Edmond Sumner averages 10.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 25.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.3 rebounds per contest and 3.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 70%.
Providence averages 74.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 140th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 4.8 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them ranked 251st. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 291st in the country. They average 37 rebounds per game and 16 assists per game which ranks them 123rd and 36th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 106th with 12.1 per game. The Friars allow 69.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 104th in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 140th and 19th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.5 rebounds a game which ranks 217th and they give up 13.3 assists per contest which puts them in 178th place in the country. They force 15 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the Division 1.
Xavier averages 79.5 points per game this year which ranks them 34th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 11.4 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 99th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 115th in the nation. They average 41 rebounds per game and 16 assists per contest which ranks them 15th and 33rd respectively. In the turnover department the Musketeers rank 192nd with 13 per game. The Musketeers allow 68.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 83rd in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 54th and 27th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 32.7 rebounds a game which ranks 43rd and they give up 12.9 assists per contest which puts them in 160th place in the nation. The Musketeers force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 73rd in college basketball.
The Friars average 74.4 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 75.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 3.2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -4.7 per contest. The Friars have an offensive rating of 104.2 and they assist on 62.9% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 70.1 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 48%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they shoot 3 pointers on 35% of their shots. Providence turns the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.3% while their offensive rebound percentage is 32.2%. The Friars give up 71.2 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 80 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Musketeers score 83.1 ppg at home and they have averaged 73.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 3.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 14.3 points per game. The Musketeers have a rating on offense of 110.9 and 60% 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 34% of their shots. Xavier turns it over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 55.7% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 36%. The Musketeers give up 68.8 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 69.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Providence Friars Betting Trends
The Providence Friars are 13-12 against the spread
The Providence Friars are 15-10 against the over/under
Xavier Musketeers Betting Trends
The Xavier Musketeers are 15-10 against the spread
The Xavier Musketeers are 14-11 against the over/under
Providence Friars Injuries
No key injuries to report
Xavier Musketeers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take Providence
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