Friday, May 10, 2017
Madison Square Garden
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The Creighton Bluejays head to Madison Square Garden to take on the Xavier Musketeers on Friday, May 10, 2017. The opening line for this game has Creighton as 3 point favorites.
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The Bluejays come into this game with an overall record of 23-8 and a road record of 7-4. They are 18-11 against the spread and their over/under record is 13-15. The Musketeers have an overall record of 19-12 and a home record of 12-4. They have an over/under record of 15-15 and they are 13-18 against the spread.
Marcus Foster comes into this contest averaging 18.5 points per game while playing 30.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Bluejays. He pulls down 2.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 73%. Justin Patton averages 13.1 points per game in 25.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.3 assists per contest and 6.3 rebounds per game for Creighton. His field goal percentage is 69% for the year while his free throw percentage is 54%.
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Trevon Bluiett averages 17.9 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per contest this year for the Musketeers. He grabs 5.9 rebounds per game and has 2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 76%. J.P. Macura averages 14.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.3 rebounds per contest and 2.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Creighton averages 83.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 16th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 10.5 and their shooting percentage is 51% as a team which has them ranked 3rd. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 11th in the country. They average 35.2 rebounds per game and 17.7 assists per game which ranks them 208th and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 255th with 12.3 per game. The Bluejays allow 72.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 202nd in the nation. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 172nd and 97th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.9 rebounds a game which ranks 217th and they give up 13.0 assists per contest which puts them in 157th place in the country. They force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 241st in Division 1.
Xavier averages 75.1 points per game this year which ranks them 129th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 3.4 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 133rd spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 245th in the nation. They average 38.0 rebounds per game and 15.0 assists per contest which ranks them 66th and 81st respectively. In the turnover department the Musketeers rank 219th with 12.7 per game. The Musketeers allow 71.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 166th in the country. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 240th and 94th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 31.4 rebounds a game which ranks 24th and they give up 14.0 assists per contest which puts them in 251st place in the nation. The Musketeers force 12.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 93rd in college basketball.
The Bluejays are 22nd in the nation in offensive rating at 114.1. They assist on 56.3% of their shots, which ranks 91st in the country. In terms of pace they average 73.1 possessions per 40 minutes, which places them 40th among D-1 teams. They are 2nd in effective field goal percentage with 58%. As a team they are 9th in the country in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Creighton turns the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage of 49.5% places them 224th in Division 1 while their offensive rebound percentage is 25%.
The Musketeers are 85th in the nation in offensive rating at 108.9. They assist on 58% of their shots, which ranks 57th in the country. In terms of pace they average 68.7 possessions per 40 minutes, which places them 240th among D-1 teams. They are 154th in effective field goal percentage with 51%. As a team they are 144th in the country in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Xavier turns the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage of 54.7% places them 20th in Division 1 while their offensive rebound percentage is 35.3%.
Creighton Bluejays Betting Trends
The Creighton Bluejays are 18-11 against the spread
The Creighton Bluejays are 13-15 against the over/under
Xavier Musketeers Betting Trends
The Xavier Musketeers are 13-18 against the spread
The Xavier Musketeers are 15-15 against the over/under
Creighton Bluejays Injuries
01/17/17 G Mo Watson Jr. Knee out for season
Xavier Musketeers Injuries
03/08/17 F Tyrique Jones Concussion "?" Thursday vs. Butler
01/30/17 G Edmond Sumner Knee out for season
01/22/17 G Myles Davis Personal has left the team
Josh's Pick: Take Creighton -3
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