Monday, January 16, 2017
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The Creighton Bluejays travel to Cintas Center to play the Xavier Musketeers on Monday, January 16, 2017.
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The Bluejays come into this game with an overall record of 17-1 and a road record of 4-0. They are 12-4 against the spread and their over/under record is 7-9. The Musketeers have an overall record of 13-4 and a home record of 9-0. They have an over/under record of 8-8 and they are 9-7 against the spread.
Marcus Foster comes into this contest averaging 18.2 points per game while playing 29.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Bluejays. He pulls down 2.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is currently at 73%. Justin Patton averages 14 points per game in 25.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.4 assists per contest and 6.4 rebounds per game for Creighton. His field goal percentage is 74% for the year while his free throw percentage is 48%.
Trevon Bluiett averages 16.8 points per game while playing 33.5 minutes per contest this year for the Musketeers. He grabs 5.8 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage currently is at 79%. Edmond Sumner averages 15.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.3 rebounds per contest and 4.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Creighton averages 86.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 8th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 15.2 and their shooting percentage is 54% as a team which has them ranked 1st. Behind the arc they shoot 41% which is good for 3rd in the country. They average 34.8 rebounds per game and 18.1 assists per game which ranks them 224th and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 37th with 11.5 per game. The Bluejays allow 71.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 146th in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 120th and 85th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.7 rebounds a game which ranks 169th and they give up 12.1 assists per contest which puts them in 85th place in the country. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 112th in Division 1.
Xavier averages 76.6 points per game this year which ranks them 84th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 8.4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 100th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 240th in the nation. They average 38.6 rebounds per game and 14.6 assists per contest which ranks them 61st and 98th respectively. In the turnover department the Musketeers rank 93rd with 12.5 per game. The Musketeers allow 68.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 81st in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 127th and 90th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 31.6 rebounds a game which ranks 26th and they give up 13.6 assists per contest which puts them in 190th place in the nation. The Musketeers force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 151st in college basketball.
The Bluejays average 91 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 79.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 15.1 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 12.7 per contest. The Bluejays have an offensive rating of 119.5 and they assist on 54.2% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 73.3 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 61%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 62% and they shoot 3 pointers on 35% of their shots. Creighton turns the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9.3% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.4% while their offensive rebound percentage is 26.4%. The Bluejays give up 75.9 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 66.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Musketeers score 81 ppg at home and they have averaged 76.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -5 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 18.9 points per game. The Musketeers have a rating on offense of 109.3 and 55.5% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 69.6 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 37% of their shots. Xavier turns it over an average of 15.5 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 32.9%. The Musketeers give up 62.1 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 81.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Creighton Bluejays Betting Trends
The Creighton Bluejays are 12-4 against the spread
The Creighton Bluejays are 7-9 against the over/under
Xavier Musketeers Betting Trends
The Xavier Musketeers are 9-7 against the spread
The Xavier Musketeers are 8-8 against the over/under
Creighton Bluejays Injuries
11/23/16 C Zach Hanson Ankle out 8-12 weeks
Xavier Musketeers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take Xavier
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