Wednesday, February 24, 2016
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The Villanova Wildcats travel to Cintas Center to play the Xavier Musketeers on Wednesday, February 24, 2016. The opening line for this game has Xavier as 1.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 140.
The Wildcats come into this game with an overall record of 24-3 and a road record of 9-1. They are 13-12 against the spread and their over/under record is 12-14. The Musketeers have an overall record of 24-3 and a home record of 13-1. They have an over/under record of 16-11 and they are 17-10 against the spread.
Josh Hart comes into this contest averaging 15 points per game while playing 31.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Wildcats. He pulls down 7.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is currently at 74%. Ryan Arcidiacono averages 12 points per game in 31.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.3 assists per contest and 2.8 rebounds per game for Villanova. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Trevon Bluiett averages 15.3 points per game while playing 30.4 minutes per contest this year for the Musketeers. He grabs 6.5 rebounds per game and has 2.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 79%. Edmond Sumner averages 11.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 25.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.2 rebounds per contest and 3.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
Villanova averages 76.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 100th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 14.6 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 58th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 262nd in the country. They average 36.6 rebounds per game and 15.8 assists per game which ranks them 138th and 40th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 52nd with 11.3 per game. The Wildcats allow 61.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the nation. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 8th and 102nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.4 rebounds a game which ranks 64th and they give up 12.2 assists per contest which puts them in 106th place in the country. They force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 80th in the Division 1.
Xavier averages 80 points per game this year which ranks them 26th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 11.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 94th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 142nd in the nation. They average 40.9 rebounds per game and 16 assists per contest which ranks them 16th and 33rd respectively. In the turnover department the Musketeers rank 179th with 12.8 per game. The Musketeers allow 68.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 81st in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 43rd and 21st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 32.9 rebounds a game which ranks 54th and they give up 13.2 assists per contest which puts them in 175th place in the nation. The Musketeers force 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 66th in college basketball.
The Wildcats average 71.2 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 77.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 8.2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 12 per contest. The Wildcats have an offensive rating of 112.8 and they assist on 60.1% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 67.1 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 45% of their shots. Villanova turns the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 10.5% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.2% while their offensive rebound percentage is 30.6%. The Wildcats give up 63 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 65.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Musketeers score 83.2 ppg at home and they have averaged 82.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 15.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 14.1 points per game. The Musketeers have a rating on offense of 111.2 and 59.8% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 71.9 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 15.4 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 55.4% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 35.3%. The Musketeers give up 69.1 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 67 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Villanova Wildcats Betting Trends
The Villanova Wildcats are 13-12 against the spread
The Villanova Wildcats are 12-14 against the over/under
Xavier Musketeers Betting Trends
The Xavier Musketeers are 17-10 against the spread
The Xavier Musketeers are 16-11 against the over/under
Villanova Wildcats Injuries
12/19/15 G Donte DiVincenzo Foot out indefinitely
11/10/15 F Tim Delaney Hip out indefinitely
Xavier Musketeers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take Villanova
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