Saturday, December 10, 2016
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The Utah Utes travel to Cintas Center to play the Xavier Musketeers on Saturday, December 10, 2016.
The Utes come into this game with an overall record of 6-1. They are 1-4 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-2. The Musketeers have an overall record of 7-2 and a home record of 4-0. They have an over/under record of 4-4 and they are 5-3 against the spread.
Kyle Kuzma comes into this contest averaging 16.4 points per game while playing 30.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Utes. He pulls down 11 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 69%. Lorenzo Bonam averages 15 points per game in 28.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.4 assists per contest and 3.6 rebounds per game for Utah. His field goal percentage is 59% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Trevon Bluiett averages 19.2 points per game while playing 33.9 minutes per contest this year for the Musketeers. He grabs 5.9 rebounds per game and has 2.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. J.P. Macura averages 14.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.4 rebounds per contest and 3.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is 94%.
Utah averages 83.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 28th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 13.4 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 54th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 230th in the country. They average 44.4 rebounds per game and 16.2 assists per game which ranks them 7th and 47th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 236th with 14.6 per game. The Utes allow 70 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 127th in the nation. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 41% average from behind the arc ranking them 66th and 325th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32 rebounds a game which ranks 41st and they give up 12 assists per contest which puts them in 95th place in the country. They force 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 280th in Division 1.
Xavier averages 75.4 points per game this year which ranks them 111th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 9.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 158th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 272nd in the nation. They average 41.4 rebounds per game and 14.6 assists per contest which ranks them 24th and 109th respectively. In the turnover department the Musketeers rank 140th with 13.2 per game. The Musketeers allow 65.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 58th in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 105th and 188th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 31 rebounds a game which ranks 19th and they give up 13.8 assists per contest which puts them in 207th place in the nation. The Musketeers force 15 turnovers per game which ranks them 76th in college basketball.
The Utes have scored 79.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. The Utes have an offensive rating of 114.2 and they assist on 52.6% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 74.2 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 54%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they shoot 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Utah turns the ball over an average of 16.4 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 7.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 59.2% while their offensive rebound percentage is 37.1%. The Utes have surrendered 77.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Musketeers score 79.8 ppg at home and they have averaged 70.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 4.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 22 points per game. The Musketeers have a rating on offense of 106.3 and 55% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 70 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Xavier turns it over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 10.8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 57.2% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 36.1%. The Musketeers give up 57.8 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 66.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Utah Utes Betting Trends
The Utah Utes are 1-4 against the spread
The Utah Utes are 3-2 against the over/under
Xavier Musketeers Betting Trends
The Xavier Musketeers are 5-3 against the spread
The Xavier Musketeers are 4-4 against the over/under
Utah Utes 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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