Morehead State at Xavier College Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/10/2017
Friday, November 10, 2017
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The Morehead State Eagles head to Cintas Center to take on the Xavier Musketeers on Friday, November 10, 2017.
Morehead State heads into this matchup after finishing last year with a mark of 14-15. They had a point differential of 2.0 as they averaged 79.0 points per contest while giving up 77.0 per game. Xavier had an overall mark of 19-12 last year. They averaged 74.6 points per contest and gave up 71.4, which was a point differential of 3.3.
Valuable Morehead State Eagles Betting Trends
The Morehead State Eagles were 9-15 against the spread last season
The Morehead State Eagles were 11-13 against the over/under last year
Important Xavier Musketeers Betting Trends
The Xavier Musketeers were 15-18 against the spread last season
The Xavier Musketeers were 15-15 against the over/under last year
Key Morehead State Eagles Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Xavier Musketeers Injuries
11/06/17 G Trevon Bluiett Shoulder is "?" Friday vs. Morehead State
Xavier Moon averaged 16 points per contest while playing 35 minutes per night last year. He grabbed 3.5 rebounds per contest and distributed 4.6 assists per game. His FG percentage was 44% while his free throw percentage was 89%. DeJuan Marrero averaged 12.1 points per contest in 28.4 minutes per game last year. He averaged 1.4 assists per game and 8.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage was 42% for the season while his free throw percentage was 70%.
Trevon Bluiett scored 18.5 points per contest while playing 35.1 minutes per game last season. He hauled in 5.7 rebounds per contest and had 2.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage was 44% and his free throw percentage finished at 75%. J.P. Macura averaged 14.4 points per game last year and he saw the court an average of 33.5 minutes per game. He also brought in 4.4 rebounds per game and had 2.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage was 43% and his free throw percentage was 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
Morehead State averaged 79.0 points per contest last year, which was 50th in the nation. Their average scoring margin was 2.0 and their shooting percentage was 46% as a unit, which had them ranked 84th. From 3-point territory they shot 39%, which was good for 39th in Division 1. They averaged 37.6 boards per contest and 16.1 assists per game, which ranked them 84th and 31st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they were 130th with 13.5 per game. The Eagles allowed 77.0 points per contest, which was 287th in the country. They also surrendered a 46% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 295th and 330th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents averaged 32.7 rebounds a game which ranked 53rd, and they allowed 13.4 assists per game which put them in 186th place in college basketball. They forced 14.7 turnovers per game which ranked them 294th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Xavier was 144th in the country with 74.6 points per contest last season. They were 123rd in the nation in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin was 3.3. They shot 34% from beyond the arc, which was good for 230th in Division 1. They were 86th in the country in rebounding with 37.6 boards per contest and 83rd in assists per game with 14.8. The Musketeers were 207th in turnovers per contest with 12.8. The Musketeers gave up 71.4 points per game, which ranked them 154th in the nation. Their defense surrendered a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 252nd and 120th in those defensive statistics. They ranked 254th with 14.1 dimes allowed per game and 15th with 31.0 boards surrendered per contest. The Musketeers were 95th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 12.2 per contest last year.
The Eagles were 254th in the country in defensive rating last season with 106, and their offensive rating of 108.7 was ranked 83rd. They were 70th in college basketball in pace with 71.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% was 120th. As a unit they were 148th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 315th in D-1. Morehead State was 219th in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year was 54%, which was 324th in the country.
Xavier was 207th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 16 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season was 52%, which was 250th in the nation. The Musketeers were 86th in the country in offensive rating with 108.7, and their defensive rating of 104 was ranked 215th. In terms of pace they were 245th in Division 1 with 68.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% was 139th. As a team they were 137th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 174th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Morehead State/Xavier college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Morehead State
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