East Tennessee State at Xavier College Basketball Picks & Parlay 12/16/2017
Saturday, December 16, 2017
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The East Tennessee State Buccaneers head to Cintas Center to take on the Xavier Musketeers on Saturday, December 16, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Xavier as 20 point favorites.
East Tennessee State comes into this game with an overall record of 6-3. They currently have a point differential of 7.8 as they are averaging 76.6 points per game while giving up 68.8 per contest. Xavier has an overall mark of 9-1. They are averaging 90.4 points per contest and giving up 69.8, which is a point differential of 20.6.
Valuable East Tennessee State Buccaneers Betting Trends
The East Tennessee State Buccaneers are 4-2 against the spread this season
The East Tennessee State Buccaneers are 3-3 against the over/under this year
Important Xavier Musketeers Betting Trends
The Xavier Musketeers are 9-1 against the spread this season
The Xavier Musketeers are 8-2 against the over/under this year
Key East Tennessee State Buccaneers Injuries
11/07/17 F Jeromy Rodriguez Shoulder is out for season
Key Xavier Musketeers Injuries
12/15/17 G Paul Scruggs Back left last game, is "?" Saturday vs E Tennessee St
Jalan McCloud averages 10.9 points per contest in 24.3 minutes per game this year. He averages 3.4 assists per game and 3.4 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 49% for the season while his free throw percentage is 70%. Desonta Bradford averages 12.6 points per contest while playing 31.4 minutes per night this year. He grabs 6.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 54% while his free throw percentage is 69%.
J.P. Macura averages 13 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 27.6 minutes per game. He also hauls in 4.5 rebounds per game and dishes 3.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is 86%. Trevon Bluiett scores 21.7 points per contest while playing 32 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 5.4 rebounds per contest and has 2.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is at 88%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Buccaneers allow 68.8 points per contest which is 115th in Division 1. They also surrender a 42% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 131st and 70th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 35.0 rebounds a game which ranks 173rd, and they allow 11.6 assists per game which puts them in 77th place in the country. They force 17.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 327th in the nation. East Tennessee State averages 76.6 points per contest this year, which is 155th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 7.8 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 153rd. From 3-point territory they shoot 30%, which is good for 313th in college basketball. They average 37.6 boards per contest and 14.4 assists per game, which ranks them 131st and 157th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 87th with 14.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Musketeers give up 69.8 points per game, which ranks them 135th in the country. Their defense surrenders a 39% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 40th and 55th in those defensive statistics. They rank 54th with 11.0 dimes allowed per game and 16th with 29.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Musketeers are 26th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 11.4 per contest this year. Xavier is 10th in Division 1 with 90.4 points per contest this season. They are 2nd in the country in shooting at 55%, while their average scoring margin is 20.6. They shoot 40% from beyond the arc, which is good for 36th in D-1. They are 81st in college basketball in rebounding with 38.6 boards per contest and 19th in assists per game with 18.2. The Musketeers are 277th in turnovers per contest with 12.3.
The Buccaneers are 188th in the nation in offensive rating with 104.2, and their defensive rating of 93.6 is ranked 72nd. In terms of pace they are 77th in the country with 73.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 189th. As a team they are 169th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 130th in Division 1. East Tennessee State is 111th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 21.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 147th in the nation.
Xavier is 264th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 45%, which is 38th in the nation. The Musketeers are 2nd in the country in offensive rating with 125.4, and their defensive rating of 96.8 is ranked 116th. In terms of pace they are 144th in Division 1 with 72.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 62% is 2nd. As a team they are 2nd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 65% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 252nd in the nation.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take East Tennessee State +20 and under 148 total points
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