Baylor at Xavier College Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/28/2017
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
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The Baylor Bears head to Cintas Center to take on the Xavier Musketeers on Tuesday, November 28, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Xavier as 4.5 point favorites.
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Baylor heads into this matchup with a mark of 5-0. They currently have a point differential of 18.6 as they are averaging 78.0 points per contest while giving up 59.4 per game. Xavier has an overall mark of 5-1. They are averaging 92.2 points per contest and giving up 63.6, which is a point differential of 28.6.
Valuable Baylor Bears Betting Trends
The Baylor Bears are 2-0 against the spread this season
The Baylor Bears are 0-1 against the over/under this year
Important Xavier Musketeers Betting Trends
The Xavier Musketeers are 5-1 against the spread this season
The Xavier Musketeers are 5-1 against the over/under this year
Key Baylor Bears Injuries
11/13/17 F Leonard Allen Undisclosed is out indefinitely
11/13/17 G Tyson Jolly Undisclosed is out indefinitely
Key Xavier Musketeers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Manu Lecomte averages 19 points per contest while playing 33 minutes per night this year. He grabs 2.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 59% while his free throw percentage is 95%. Jo Acuil averages 14 points per contest in 28.8 minutes per game this year. He averages 0.4 assists per game and 11.2 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% for the season while his free throw percentage is 63%.
Trevon Bluiett scores 23.4 points per contest while playing 30.6 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 6.8 rebounds per contest and has 2.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 59% and his free throw percentage is at 93%. J.P. Macura averages 12 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 25 minutes per game. He also brings in 5 rebounds per game and has 3.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 61% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
Baylor averages 78.0 points per contest this year, which is 150th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 18.6 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a unit, which has them ranked 73rd. From 3-point territory they shoot 38%, which is good for 93rd in Division 1. They average 41.0 boards per contest and 16.0 assists per game, which ranks them 54th and 93rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 285th with 11.8 per game. The Bears allow 59.4 points per contest, which is 23rd in the country. They also surrender a 38% shooting percentage and a 26% average from 3-point range, ranking them 60th and 25th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 28.4 rebounds a game which ranks 9th, and they allow 13.6 assists per game which puts them in 207th place in college basketball. They force 10.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Xavier is 18th in the country with 92.2 points per contest this season. They are 2nd in the nation in shooting at 57%, while their average scoring margin is 28.6. They shoot 39% from beyond the arc, which is good for 86th in Division 1. They are 73rd in the country in rebounding with 40.6 boards per contest and 23rd in assists per game with 19.2. The Musketeers are 272nd in turnovers per contest with 12.2. The Musketeers give up 63.6 points per game, which ranks them 48th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 34% shooting percentage and a 26% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 11th and 23rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 40th with 9.8 dimes allowed per game and 47th with 31.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Musketeers are 34th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 11.4 per contest this year.
The Bears are 41st in the nation in offensive rating with 116.8, and their defensive rating of 88.9 is ranked 51st. In terms of pace they are 331st in the country with 66.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 100th. As a team they are 82nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 284th in Division 1. Baylor is 255th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 43%, which is 42nd in the nation.
Xavier is 258th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 39%, which is 10th in the nation. The Musketeers are 10th in the country in offensive rating with 126.3, and their defensive rating of 87.1 is ranked 39th. In terms of pace they are 133rd in Division 1 with 73.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 64% is 3rd. As a team they are 2nd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 67% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 236th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Baylor/Xavier college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Baylor +4.5
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