Saturday, January 14, 2017
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The Xavier Musketeers travel to Hinkle Fieldhouse to play the Butler Bulldogs on Saturday, January 14, 2017.
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The Musketeers come into this game with an overall record of 13-3 and a road record of 1-3. They are 9-6 against the spread and their over/under record is 7-8. The Bulldogs have an overall record of 14-3 and a home record of 9-0. They have an over/under record of 6-7 and they are 10-5 against the spread.
Trevon Bluiett comes into this contest averaging 17.2 points per game while playing 33.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Musketeers. He pulls down 5.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is currently at 80%. Edmond Sumner averages 15.4 points per game in 33.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.8 assists per contest and 4.5 rebounds per game for Xavier. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%.
Kelan Martin averages 16.8 points per game while playing 30.5 minutes per contest this year for the Bulldogs. He grabs 5.5 rebounds per game and has 1.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Andrew Chrabascz averages 11.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.1 rebounds per contest and 2.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
Xavier averages 76.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 84th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 9.2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 107th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 235th in the country. They average 39.3 rebounds per game and 15.1 assists per game which ranks them 40th and 78th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 75th with 12.2 per game. The Musketeers allow 67.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 68th in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 130th and 122nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.6 rebounds a game which ranks 24th and they give up 14.1 assists per contest which puts them in 214th place in the country. They force 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 121st in Division 1.
Butler averages 76.9 points per game this year which ranks them 79th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 11.4 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 27th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 44th in the nation. They average 31.9 rebounds per game and 13.8 assists per contest which ranks them 317th and 140th respectively. In the turnover department the Bulldogs rank 9th with 10.4 per game. The Bulldogs allow 65.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 40th in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc ranking them 136th and 21st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 31.2 rebounds a game which ranks 19th and they give up 9.2 assists per contest which puts them in 6th place in the nation. The Bulldogs force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 97th in college basketball.
The Musketeers average 70.7 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 77.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -3.1 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -1.7 per contest. The Musketeers have an offensive rating of 109.3 and they assist on 56.9% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 69.5 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 37% of their shots. Xavier turns the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 10.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 55.5% while their offensive rebound percentage is 33.5%. The Musketeers give up 73.9 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 79 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Bulldogs score 79.8 ppg at home and they have averaged 71.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 2 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 19.1 points per game. The Bulldogs have a rating on offense of 113.5 and 51% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 67.3 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 56%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 59% and they attempt 3 pointers on 37% of their shots. Butler turns it over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9.2% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.5% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 27.9%. The Bulldogs give up 60.7 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 69.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Xavier Musketeers Betting Trends
The Xavier Musketeers are 9-6 against the spread
The Xavier Musketeers are 7-8 against the over/under
Butler Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Butler Bulldogs are 10-5 against the spread
The Butler Bulldogs are 6-7 against the over/under
Xavier Musketeers Injuries
01/09/17 G Myles Davis Suspension is upgraded to probable Tuesday vs. Villanova
Butler Bulldogs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take Butler
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