Sunday, February 28, 2016
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The Xavier Musketeers travel to Prudential Center to play the Seton Hall Pirates on Sunday, February 28, 2016. The opening line for this game has Xavier as 1.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 144.
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The Musketeers come into this game with an overall record of 25-3 and a road record of 8-2. They are 18-10 against the spread and their over/under record is 17-11. The Pirates have an overall record of 20-7 and a home record of 12-3. They have an over/under record of 9-17 and they are 18-8 against the spread.
Trevon Bluiett comes into this contest averaging 15.1 points per game while playing 30.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Musketeers. He pulls down 6.5 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 11.7 points per game in 25.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.4 assists per contest and 3.3 rebounds per game for Xavier. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 74%.
Isaiah Whitehead averages 16.9 points per game while playing 31.4 minutes per contest this year for the Pirates. He grabs 3.2 rebounds per game and has 5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage currently is at 78%. Khadeen Carrington averages 13.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 3 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
Xavier averages 80.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 22nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 11.4 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 88th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 132nd in the country. They average 41 rebounds per game and 16.3 assists per game which ranks them 14th and 26th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 174th with 12.7 per game. The Musketeers allow 69 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 94th in the nation. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 46th and 31st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.9 rebounds a game which ranks 53rd and they give up 13.2 assists per contest which puts them in 178th place in the country. They force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 76th in the Division 1.
Seton Hall averages 73.5 points per game this year which ranks them 152nd in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 7.5 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 159th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 183rd in the nation. They average 40.2 rebounds per game and 13.6 assists per contest which ranks them 25th and 150th respectively. In the turnover department the Pirates rank 248th with 13.4 per game. The Pirates allow 66 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 39th in the country. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 25th and 18th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 36.2 rebounds a game which ranks 194th and they give up 12.3 assists per contest which puts them in 110th place in the nation. The Pirates force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 64th in college basketball.
The Musketeers average 76.6 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 87.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 8.9 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 12 per contest. The Musketeers have an offensive rating of 111.7 and they assist on 60.6% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 72 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. 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 15.2 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9.8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 55.4% while their offensive rebound percentage is 35.3%. The Musketeers give up 67.7 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 75.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Pirates score 73.7 ppg at home and they have averaged 68 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 9 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 8.9 points per game. The Pirates have a rating on offense of 104.1 and 52% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 70.3 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they attempt 3 pointers on 29% of their shots. Seton Hall turns it over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 10.3% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.6% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 35.1%. The Pirates give up 64.8 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 59 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Xavier Musketeers Betting Trends
The Xavier Musketeers are 18-10 against the spread
The Xavier Musketeers are 17-11 against the over/under
Seton Hall Pirates Betting Trends
The Seton Hall Pirates are 18-8 against the spread
The Seton Hall Pirates are 9-17 against the over/under
Xavier Musketeers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Seton Hall Pirates Injuries
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take Xavier
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