Wednesday, February 3, 2016
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The St. John's Red Storm travel to Cintas Center to play the Xavier Musketeers on Wednesday, February 3, 2016. The opening line for this game has Xavier as 23.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 149.5.
The Red Storm come into this game with an overall record of 7-15 and a road record of 0-5. They are 7-13 against the spread and their over/under record is 10-11. The Musketeers have an overall record of 19-2 and a home record of 10-1. They have an over/under record of 12-9 and they are 14-7 against the spread.
Federico Mussini comes into this contest averaging 12.5 points per game while playing 32.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Red Storm. He pulls down 2.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 36% while his free throw percentage is currently at 87%. Durand Johnson averages 12.1 points per game in 28.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.4 assists per contest and 4.3 rebounds per game for St. John's. His field goal percentage is 37% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Trevon Bluiett averages 15.4 points per game while playing 30.1 minutes per contest this year for the Musketeers. He grabs 6.6 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Myles Davis averages 11 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.9 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%.
St. John's averages 64.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 315th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -8.2 and their shooting percentage is 38% as a team which has them ranked 334th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 281st in the country. They average 37.1 rebounds per game and 12 assists per game which ranks them 123rd and 254th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 320th with 14.7 per game. The Red Storm allow 73 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 198th in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 148th and 255th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 40.1 rebounds a game which ranks 321st and they give up 12.9 assists per contest which puts them in 158th place in the country. They force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 50th in the Division 1.
Xavier averages 79.9 points per game this year which ranks them 34th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 12.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 95th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 130th in the nation. They average 41.4 rebounds per game and 16.1 assists per contest which ranks them 15th and 31st respectively. In the turnover department the Musketeers rank 190th with 13 per game. The Musketeers allow 67.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 62nd in the country. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 46th and 19th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 32.1 rebounds a game which ranks 32nd and they give up 13.1 assists per contest which puts them in 172nd place in the nation. The Musketeers force 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 77th in college basketball.
The Red Storm average 65.3 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 62 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -14.2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -13 per contest. The Red Storm have an offensive rating of 92 and they assist on 54.2% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 72.2 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 45%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 48% and they shoot 3 pointers on 33% of their shots. St. Johns turns the ball over an average of 17.9 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.2% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 48.2% while their offensive rebound percentage is 28.3%. The Red Storm give up 79.6 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 75 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Musketeers score 81.8 ppg at home and they have averaged 81.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 12 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 15.5 points per game. The Musketeers have a rating on offense of 112.2 and 60.5% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 71.2 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 35% of their shots. Xavier turns it over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 10.2% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 56.3% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 37.3%. The Musketeers give up 66.3 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 69.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
St. John's Red Storm Betting Trends
The St. John's Red Storm are 7-13 against the spread
The St. John's Red Storm are 10-11 against the over/under
Xavier Musketeers Betting Trends
The Xavier Musketeers are 14-7 against the spread
The Xavier Musketeers are 12-9 against the over/under
St. John's Red Storm Injuries
12/21/15 F Darien Williams Shoulder out for season
11/12/15 G Marcus LoVett Eligibility out for season
01/09/16 C Yankuba Sima Hand expected to miss 4-6 weeks
Xavier Musketeers Injuries
02/02/16 F James Farr Leg "?" Wednesday vs. St. Johns
02/02/16 F Tim Stainbrook Back is upgraded to probable Wednesday vs. St. Johns
Josh's Pick: Take St. John's
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