Saturday, February 20, 2016
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The Xavier Musketeers travel to Verizon Center to play the Georgetown Hoyas on Saturday, February 20, 2016. The opening line for this game has Xavier as 3 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 140.
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The Musketeers come into this game with an overall record of 23-3 and a road record of 7-2. They are 16-10 against the spread and their over/under record is 15-11. The Hoyas have an overall record of 14-13 and a home record of 9-6. They have an over/under record of 13-12 and they are 13-12 against the spread.
Trevon Bluiett comes into this contest averaging 15.3 points per game while playing 30.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Musketeers. He pulls down 6.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 78%. Edmond Sumner averages 10.9 points per game in 25 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.2 assists per contest and 3.2 rebounds per game for Xavier. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%.
D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera averages 16.2 points per game while playing 35.3 minutes per contest this year for the Hoyas. He grabs 3.3 rebounds per game and has 4.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage currently is at 80%. L.J. Peak averages 11.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 24.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.4 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Xavier averages 79.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 33rd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 11.3 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 103rd. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 109th in the country. They average 41.3 rebounds per game and 16.1 assists per game which ranks them 12th and 31st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 202nd with 13 per game. The Musketeers allow 68.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 81st in the nation. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 44th and 30th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33 rebounds a game which ranks 56th and they give up 13 assists per contest which puts them in 163rd place in the country. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 67th in the Division 1.
Georgetown averages 73.3 points per game this year which ranks them 158th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 3.4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 168th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 164th in the nation. They average 35.6 rebounds per game and 14.8 assists per contest which ranks them 197th and 78th respectively. In the turnover department the Hoyas rank 201st with 13 per game. The Hoyas allow 69.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 120th in the country. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 23rd and 146th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 35.3 rebounds a game which ranks 143rd and they give up 11.6 assists per contest which puts them in 64th place in the nation. The Hoyas force 11.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 272nd in college basketball.
The Musketeers average 75.7 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 71.7 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 4.7 per contest. The Musketeers have an offensive rating of 110.7 and they assist on 60.3% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 72.1 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 34% of their shots. Xavier turns the ball over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 10% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 55.6% while their offensive rebound percentage is 35.7%. The Musketeers give up 67.5 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 67 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Hoyas score 73.9 ppg at home and they have averaged 76 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 4.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 5.7 points per game. The Hoyas have a rating on offense of 105.6 and 60.7% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 68.7 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 41% of their shots. Georgetown turns it over an average of 16.7 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.2% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.2% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 27.9%. The Hoyas give up 68.3 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 71.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Xavier Musketeers Betting Trends
The Xavier Musketeers are 16-10 against the spread
The Xavier Musketeers are 15-11 against the over/under
Georgetown Hoyas Betting Trends
The Georgetown Hoyas are 13-12 against the spread
The Georgetown Hoyas are 13-12 against the over/under
Xavier Musketeers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Georgetown Hoyas Injuries
02/13/16 C Bradley Hayes Hand out indefinitely
01/13/16 F Paul White Hernia out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Xavier
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