Saturday, December 3, 2016
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The Xavier Musketeers travel to Ferrell Center to play the Baylor Bears on Saturday, December 3, 2016. The opening line for this game has Baylor as 4 point favorites.
The Musketeers come into this game with an overall record of 7-0. They are 5-1 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-3. The Bears have an overall record of 7-0 and a home record of 4-0. They have an over/under record of 0-4 and they are 4-1 against the spread.
Trevon Bluiett comes into this contest averaging 17.6 points per game while playing 33.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Musketeers. He pulls down 6.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is currently at 79%. J.P. Macura averages 16.7 points per game in 34.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.4 assists per contest and 4.1 rebounds per game for Xavier. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 100%.
Johnathan Motley averages 16.2 points per game while playing 30.5 minutes per contest this year for the Bears. He grabs 8.2 rebounds per game and has 2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%. Manu Lecomte averages 12.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31 minutes per contest. He also averages 1.6 rebounds per contest and 5.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Xavier averages 78.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 70th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 14.7 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 76th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 238th in the country. They average 40.6 rebounds per game and 15.7 assists per game which ranks them 38th and 59th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 127th with 13.1 per game. The Musketeers allow 64.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 39th in the nation. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 74th and 158th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 29.7 rebounds a game which ranks 14th and they give up 13.1 assists per contest which puts them in 173rd place in the country. They force 16 turnovers per game which ranks them 47th in Division 1.
Baylor averages 73.1 points per game this year which ranks them 163rd in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 14.4 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 57th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 190th in the nation. They average 36.3 rebounds per game and 16.9 assists per contest which ranks them 159th and 31st respectively. In the turnover department the Bears rank 74th with 12.3 per game. The Bears allow 58.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the country. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 28% average from behind the arc ranking them 49th and 18th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 29.7 rebounds a game which ranks 13th and they give up 13.6 assists per contest which puts them in 202nd place in the nation. The Bears force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 254th in college basketball.
The Musketeers average 77.7 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 72 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 5 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 20 per contest. The Musketeers have an offensive rating of 110.8 and they assist on 55.8% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 69.9 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 33% of their shots. Xavier turns the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 11.2% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 57.7% while their offensive rebound percentage is 36.9%. The Musketeers give up 72.7 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 52 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Bears score 75.5 ppg at home and they have averaged 72.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 17.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 18.8 points per game. The Bears have a rating on offense of 111.3 and 66.7% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 65.7 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 33% of their shots. Baylor turns it over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 10% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 55% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 34.3%. The Bears give up 56.8 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 55.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Xavier Musketeers Betting Trends
The Xavier Musketeers are 5-1 against the spread
The Xavier Musketeers are 3-3 against the over/under
Baylor Bears Betting Trends
The Baylor Bears are 4-1 against the spread
The Baylor Bears are 0-4 against the over/under
Xavier Musketeers Injuries
11/05/16 G Myles Davis Suspension out indefinitely
Baylor Bears Injuries
11/09/16 F Nuni Omot Academics expected to miss fall semester
Tony's Pick: Take Baylor -4
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