Wednesday, December 28, 2016
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The Providence Friars travel to Cintas Center to play the Xavier Musketeers on Wednesday, December 28, 2016.
The Friars come into this game with an overall record of 10-3 and a road record of 0-2. They are 8-5 against the spread and their over/under record is 6-7. The Musketeers have an overall record of 10-2 and a home record of 7-0. They have an over/under record of 5-6 and they are 6-5 against the spread.
Rodney Bullock comes into this contest averaging 19.4 points per game while playing 33.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Friars. He pulls down 6.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 80%. Emmitt Holt averages 14.3 points per game in 28.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.2 assists per contest and 6.3 rebounds per game for Providence. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Trevon Bluiett averages 18.9 points per game while playing 34 minutes per contest this year for the Musketeers. He grabs 5.6 rebounds per game and has 2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 79%. Edmond Sumner averages 14.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.3 rebounds per contest and 4.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
Providence averages 71.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 208th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 10.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 122nd. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 73rd in the country. They average 34.5 rebounds per game and 15.4 assists per game which ranks them 242nd and 72nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 75th with 12.3 per game. The Friars allow 60.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the nation. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc ranking them 93rd and 40th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.8 rebounds a game which ranks 132nd and they give up 10.3 assists per contest which puts them in 18th place in the country. They force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 39th in Division 1.
Xavier averages 75.8 points per game this year which ranks them 102nd in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 10.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 111th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 224th in the nation. They average 39.9 rebounds per game and 14.7 assists per contest which ranks them 38th and 101st respectively. In the turnover department the Musketeers rank 86th with 12.5 per game. The Musketeers allow 65.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 48th in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 109th and 100th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 31.5 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 13.2 assists per contest which puts them in 162nd place in the nation. The Musketeers force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 108th in college basketball.
The Friars average 61.5 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 74 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -4.8 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 10 per contest. The Friars have an offensive rating of 104.6 and they assist on 61.5% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 68 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 38% of their shots. Providence turns the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 10.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 49.7% while their offensive rebound percentage is 26.3%. The Friars give up 66.2 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 64 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Musketeers score 78.6 ppg at home and they have averaged 77 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 13.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 18.4 points per game. The Musketeers have a rating on offense of 108.6 and 55.2% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 69.1 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 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Xavier turns it over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 10.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 55.9% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 34.8%. The Musketeers give up 60.1 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 63.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Providence Friars Betting Trends
The Providence Friars are 8-5 against the spread
The Providence Friars are 6-7 against the over/under
Xavier Musketeers Betting Trends
The Xavier Musketeers are 6-5 against the spread
The Xavier Musketeers are 5-6 against the over/under
Providence Friars Injuries
No key injuries to report
Xavier Musketeers Injuries
11/05/16 G Myles Davis Suspension out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Xavier
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