Saturday, February 18, 2017
BMO Harris Bradley Center
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The Xavier Musketeers head to BMO Harris Bradley Center to take on the Marquette Golden Eagles on Saturday, February 18, 2017. The opening line for this game has Xavier as 1 point favorites.
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The Musketeers come into this game with an overall record of 18-8 and a road record of 3-6. They are 11-14 against the spread and their over/under record is 13-12. The Golden Eagles have an overall record of 15-10 and a home record of 11-3. They have an over/under record of 13-12 and they are 11-13 against the spread.
Trevon Bluiett comes into this contest averaging 17.9 points per game while playing 33.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Musketeers. He pulls down 5.8 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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Luke Fischer averages 12 points per game while playing 25.7 minutes per contest this year for the Golden Eagles. He grabs 6.3 rebounds per game and has 1.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 64% and his free throw percentage currently is at 60%. Markus Howard averages 12 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 20.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 2 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 91%.
Xavier averages 75.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 113th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 5.1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 125th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 199th in the country. They average 39 rebounds per game and 15 assists per game which ranks them 31st and 76th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 132nd with 12.8 per game. The Musketeers allow 70.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 119th in the nation. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 193rd and 65th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.1 rebounds a game which ranks 21st and they give up 14.1 assists per contest which puts them in 233rd place in the country. They force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 223rd in Division 1.
Marquette averages 82 points per game this year which ranks them 19th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 7.2 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them sitting in the 15th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 42% which is good for 1st in the nation. They average 33.4 rebounds per game and 16.4 assists per contest which ranks them 278th and 23rd respectively. In the turnover department the Golden Eagles rank 80th with 12.2 per game. The Golden Eagles allow 74.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 230th in the country. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 251st and 319th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 33.4 rebounds a game which ranks 80th and they give up 15.7 assists per contest which puts them in 320th place in the nation. The Golden Eagles force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 171st in college basketball.
The Musketeers average 73.2 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 64 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -3.3 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -5.7 per contest. The Musketeers have an offensive rating of 108.8 and they assist on 57.9% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 69 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 15.9 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9.3% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 55.6% while their offensive rebound percentage is 35.9%. The Musketeers give up 76.5 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 69.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Golden Eagles score 84 ppg at home and they have averaged 73 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -2.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 14.4 points per game. The Golden Eagles have a rating on offense of 115.2 and 57.2% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 70.9 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 57%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 60% and they attempt 3 pointers on 40% of their shots. Marquette turns it over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 10.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 28%. The Golden Eagles give up 69.6 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 75.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Xavier Musketeers Betting Trends
The Xavier Musketeers are 11-14 against the spread
The Xavier Musketeers are 13-12 against the over/under
Marquette Golden Eagles Betting Trends
The Marquette Golden Eagles are 11-13 against the spread
The Marquette Golden Eagles are 13-12 against the over/under
Xavier Musketeers Injuries
02/17/17 G Trevon Bluiett Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Marquette
01/30/17 G Edmond Sumner Knee out for season
01/22/17 G Myles Davis Personal has left the team
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
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