Wednesday, March 1, 2017
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The Marquette Golden Eagles travel to Cintas Center to play the Xavier Musketeers on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. The opening line for this game has Xavier as 1.5 point favorites.
The Golden Eagles come into this game with an overall record of 17-11 and a road record of 3-6. They are 13-14 against the spread and their over/under record is 13-15. The Musketeers have an overall record of 18-11 and a home record of 12-3. They have an over/under record of 14-14 and they are 11-17 against the spread.
Markus Howard comes into this contest averaging 12.9 points per game while playing 21 minutes per night so far this season for the Golden Eagles. He pulls down 2.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is currently at 92%. JaJuan Johnson averages 11.5 points per game in 26.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.6 assists per contest and 4.1 rebounds per game for Marquette. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Trevon Bluiett averages 17.9 points per game while playing 34.2 minutes per contest this year for the Musketeers. He grabs 5.6 rebounds per game and has 2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 76%. J.P. Macura averages 14.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.3 rebounds per contest and 2.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Marquette averages 82 points per contest this season which ranks them 20th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 7.9 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them ranked 15th. Behind the arc they shoot 42% which is good for 1st in the country. They average 33.6 rebounds per game and 16.6 assists per game which ranks them 265th and 18th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 97th with 12.3 per game. The Golden Eagles allow 74.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 212th in the nation. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 238th and 273rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.4 rebounds a game which ranks 81st and they give up 15.6 assists per contest which puts them in 317th place in the country. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 163rd in Division 1.
Xavier averages 74.7 points per game this year which ranks them 128th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 3.3 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 126th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 235th in the nation. They average 38.3 rebounds per game and 15 assists per contest which ranks them 43rd and 71st respectively. In the turnover department the Musketeers rank 143rd with 12.8 per game. The Musketeers allow 71.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 143rd in the country. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 206th and 71st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 31.3 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd and they give up 14.2 assists per contest which puts them in 251st place in the nation. The Musketeers force 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 258th in college basketball.
The Golden Eagles average 78.7 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 81.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -2.1 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 13.3 per contest. The Golden Eagles have an offensive rating of 115.2 and they assist on 57.7% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 70.9 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 57%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 60% and they shoot 3 pointers on 41% of their shots. Marquette turns the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 10.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.2% while their offensive rebound percentage is 27.7%. The Golden Eagles give up 80.8 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 68.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Musketeers score 77.5 ppg at home and they have averaged 68 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -12.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 10.9 points per game. The Musketeers have a rating on offense of 108 and 58.3% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 68.8 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Xavier turns it over an average of 16 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 55% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 35.2%. The Musketeers give up 66.5 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 80.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Marquette Golden Eagles Betting Trends
The Marquette Golden Eagles are 13-14 against the spread
The Marquette Golden Eagles are 13-15 against the over/under
Xavier Musketeers Betting Trends
The Xavier Musketeers are 11-17 against the spread
The Xavier Musketeers are 14-14 against the over/under
Marquette Golden Eagles Injuries
12/19/16 G Traci Carter Personal has left team
11/22/16 F Sandy Cohen III Personal has left team
11/08/16 G Sacar Anim None expected to redshirt
Xavier Musketeers Injuries
01/30/17 G Edmond Sumner Knee out for season
01/22/17 G Myles Davis Personal has left the team
Tony's Pick: Take Xavier -1.5
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