Saturday, February 11, 2017
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The Villanova Wildcats head to Cintas Center to take on the Xavier Musketeers on Saturday, February 11, 2017. The opening line for this game has Villanova as 4 point favorites.
The Wildcats come into this game with an overall record of 23-2 and a road record of 5-2. They are 13-12 against the spread and their over/under record is 9-16. The Musketeers have an overall record of 18-6 and a home record of 12-1. They have an over/under record of 12-11 and they are 11-12 against the spread.
Josh Hart comes into this contest averaging 19.2 points per game while playing 33.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Wildcats. He pulls down 6.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is currently at 79%. Jalen Brunson averages 14.1 points per game in 30.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.2 assists per contest and 2.4 rebounds per game for Villanova. His field goal percentage is 54% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%.
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Trevon Bluiett averages 18.6 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per contest this year for the Musketeers. He grabs 6 rebounds per game and has 2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 76%. Edmond Sumner averages 15 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 5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Villanova averages 77.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 65th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 14.6 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them ranked 10th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 77th in the country. They average 34.3 rebounds per game and 14.6 assists per game which ranks them 235th and 91st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 35th with 11.5 per game. The Wildcats allow 63 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 63rd and 17th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 29 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 13.7 assists per contest which puts them in 206th place in the country. They force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 227th in Division 1.
Xavier averages 76.7 points per game this year which ranks them 82nd in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 6.7 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 106th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 182nd in the nation. They average 38.6 rebounds per game and 15 assists per contest which ranks them 42nd and 72nd respectively. In the turnover department the Musketeers rank 123rd with 12.8 per game. The Musketeers allow 70 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 106th in the country. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 173rd and 67th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 31.4 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd and they give up 14 assists per contest which puts them in 227th place in the nation. The Musketeers force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 183rd in college basketball.
The Wildcats average 75.8 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 77.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 9 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 11 per contest. The Wildcats have an offensive rating of 117.5 and they assist on 54.3% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 66 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 58%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 61% and they shoot 3 pointers on 44% of their shots. Villanova turns the ball over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 10.5% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 54.1% while their offensive rebound percentage is 30.6%. The Wildcats give up 66.8 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 78.9 ppg at home and they have averaged 75.3 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 14.5 points per game. The Musketeers have a rating on offense of 109.6 and 57.7% 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 36% of their shots. Xavier turns it over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9.5% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 55.2% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 34.5%. The Musketeers give up 64.4 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 70.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Villanova Wildcats Betting Trends
The Villanova Wildcats are 13-12 against the spread
The Villanova Wildcats are 9-16 against the over/under
Xavier Musketeers Betting Trends
The Xavier Musketeers are 11-12 against the spread
The Xavier Musketeers are 12-11 against the over/under
Villanova Wildcats Injuries
11/12/16 F Omari Spellman Redshirt out for season
01/06/17 G Phil Booth Knee out indefinitely
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 Villanova -4
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