Saturday, February 4, 2017
CenturyLink Center Omaha
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The Xavier Musketeers head to CenturyLink Center Omaha to take on the Creighton Bluejays on Saturday, February 4, 2017. The opening line for this game has Creighton as 4.5 point favorites.
The Musketeers come into this game with an overall record of 16-6 and a road record of 2-5. They are 10-11 against the spread and their over/under record is 11-10. The Bluejays have an overall record of 20-3 and a home record of 11-2. They have an over/under record of 8-12 and they are 15-6 against the spread.
Trevon Bluiett comes into this contest averaging 18.7 points per game while playing 34.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Musketeers. He pulls down 5.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 76%. Edmond Sumner averages 15 points per game in 33.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5 assists per contest and 4.3 rebounds per game for Xavier. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 74%.
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Marcus Foster averages 18 points per game while playing 30.2 minutes per contest this year for the Bluejays. He grabs 2.5 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 73%. Justin Patton averages 14 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 25.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.4 rebounds per contest and 1.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 71% and his free throw percentage is 50%.
Xavier averages 76.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 79th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 6.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 120th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 204th in the country. They average 38.7 rebounds per game and 14.7 assists per game which ranks them 39th and 91st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 114th with 12.7 per game. The Musketeers allow 70 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 112th in the nation. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 164th and 54th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.6 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd and they give up 14 assists per contest which puts them in 223rd place in the country. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 191st in Division 1.
Creighton averages 84.1 points per game this year which ranks them 11th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 11.9 and their shooting percentage is 52% as a team which has them sitting in the 2nd spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 11th in the nation. They average 34.4 rebounds per game and 17.5 assists per contest which ranks them 236th and 7th respectively. In the turnover department the Bluejays rank 57th with 11.9 per game. The Bluejays allow 72.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 169th in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 135th and 96th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 36.1 rebounds a game which ranks 203rd and they give up 12.6 assists per contest which puts them in 114th place in the nation. The Bluejays force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 95th in college basketball.
The Musketeers average 73.3 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 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -0.3 per contest. The Musketeers have an offensive rating of 109.2 and they assist on 56.9% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 69.8 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Xavier turns the ball over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 55.1% while their offensive rebound percentage is 34.2%. The Musketeers give up 76.3 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 77.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Bluejays score 84.6 ppg at home and they have averaged 70 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 13.5 points per game. The Bluejays have a rating on offense of 115.9 and 54.7% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 73.2 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 59%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 61% and they attempt 3 pointers on 35% of their shots. Creighton turns it over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 49.6% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 25.3%. The Bluejays give up 71.1 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 68 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Xavier Musketeers Betting Trends
The Xavier Musketeers are 10-11 against the spread
The Xavier Musketeers are 11-10 against the over/under
Creighton Bluejays Betting Trends
The Creighton Bluejays are 15-6 against the spread
The Creighton Bluejays are 8-12 against the over/under
Xavier Musketeers Injuries
01/30/17 G Edmond Sumner Knee out for season
01/22/17 G Myles Davis Personal has left the team
Creighton Bluejays Injuries
01/17/17 G Mo Watson Jr. Knee out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Creighton -4.5
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