Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Coors Events Center
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The Xavier Musketeers travel to Coors Events Center to play the Colorado Buffaloes on Wednesday, December 7, 2016. The opening line for this game has Xavier as 1 point favorites.
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The Musketeers come into this game with an overall record of 7-1 and a road record of 0-1. They are 5-2 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-3. The Buffaloes have an overall record of 6-2 and a home record of 4-1. They have an over/under record of 2-6 and they are 3-5 against the spread.
Trevon Bluiett comes into this contest averaging 18.3 points per game while playing 33.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Musketeers. He pulls down 6.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. J.P. Macura averages 15.5 points per game in 34.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.4 assists per contest and 4.4 rebounds per game for Xavier. His field goal percentage is 38% for the year while his free throw percentage is 94%.
Xavier Johnson averages 14.4 points per game while playing 27.1 minutes per contest this year for the Buffaloes. He grabs 6.3 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 68%. Derrick White averages 14 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 4 rebounds per contest and 3.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Xavier averages 76.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 97th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 11 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 133rd. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 240th in the country. They average 41.4 rebounds per game and 14.8 assists per game which ranks them 26th and 96th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 165th with 13.6 per game. The Musketeers allow 65.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 58th in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 91st and 161st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 30.4 rebounds a game which ranks 15th and they give up 13.6 assists per contest which puts them in 203rd place in the country. They force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 70th in Division 1.
Colorado averages 75.8 points per game this year which ranks them 103rd in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 11.2 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 203rd spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 187th in the nation. They average 43.2 rebounds per game and 12.4 assists per contest which ranks them 13th and 227th respectively. In the turnover department the Buffaloes rank 122nd with 12.9 per game. The Buffaloes allow 64.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 44th in the country. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 28% average from behind the arc ranking them 23rd and 15th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 34.4 rebounds a game which ranks 120th and they give up 9.2 assists per contest which puts them in 10th place in the nation. The Buffaloes force 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 277th in college basketball.
The Musketeers average 73.5 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 70 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 0 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 12.3 per contest. The Musketeers have an offensive rating of 107.7 and they assist on 54.9% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 70.1 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 34% of their shots. Xavier turns the ball over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 10.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 57.7% while their offensive rebound percentage is 37.4%. The Musketeers give up 73.5 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 57.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Buffaloes score 75.8 ppg at home and they have averaged 69.7 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 13.8 points per game. The Buffaloes have a rating on offense of 107.8 and 48.1% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 70.2 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 48%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 31% of their shots. Colorado turns it over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 7.3% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 55.7% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 37.7%. The Buffaloes give up 62 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 65 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Xavier Musketeers Betting Trends
The Xavier Musketeers are 5-2 against the spread
The Xavier Musketeers are 4-3 against the over/under
Colorado Buffaloes Betting Trends
The Colorado Buffaloes are 3-5 against the spread
The Colorado Buffaloes are 2-6 against the over/under
Xavier Musketeers Injuries
11/05/16 G Myles Davis Suspension out indefinitely
Colorado Buffaloes Injuries
11/09/16 G Namon Wright Foot out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Colorado +1
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