Xavier at Marquette College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/27/2017
Wednesday, December 27, 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 Wednesday, December 27, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Xavier as 3 point favorites.
Xavier heads into this matchup with a mark of 12-1. They currently have a point differential of 17.1 as they are averaging 86.9 points per contest while giving up 69.8 per game. Marquette has an overall record of 9-3. They are averaging 83.0 points per game and surrendering 73.5, good for a point differential of 9.5.
Valuable Xavier Musketeers Betting Trends
The Xavier Musketeers are 10-3 against the spread this season
The Xavier Musketeers are 9-4 against the over/under this year
Important Marquette Golden Eagles Betting Trends
The Marquette Golden Eagles are 5-6 against the spread this season
The Marquette Golden Eagles are 6-5 against the over/under this year
Key Xavier Musketeers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Marquette Golden Eagles Injuries
11/27/17 G Haanif Cheatham Personal has left team
Trevon Bluiett averages 19.8 points per contest while playing 32.9 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.7 assists per game. His FG percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is 87%. J.P. Macura averages 12.2 points per contest in 27.4 minutes per game this year. He averages 3 assists per game and 4.2 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 51% for the season while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Markus Howard scores 21.8 points per contest while playing 31.3 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 3.7 rebounds per contest and has 2.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 100%. Andrew Rowsey averages 20.7 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 30.6 minutes per game. He also brings in 3 rebounds per game and has 4.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 87%.
Useful Team Statistics
Xavier averages 86.9 points per contest this year, which is 17th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 17.1 and their shooting percentage is 52% as a unit, which has them ranked 5th. From 3-point territory they shoot 39%, which is good for 52nd in Division 1. They average 39.3 boards per contest and 17.4 assists per game, which ranks them 61st and 35th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 244th with 12.7 per game. The Musketeers allow 69.8 points per contest, which is 133rd in the country. They also surrender a 39% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 36th and 70th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 30.4 rebounds a game which ranks 19th, and they allow 12.2 assists per game which puts them in 112th place in college basketball. They force 11.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Marquette is 42nd in the country with 83.0 points per contest this season. They are 59th in the nation in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 9.5. They shoot 40% from beyond the arc, which is good for 27th in Division 1. They are 332nd in the country in rebounding with 31.9 boards per contest and 68th in assists per game with 16.1. The Golden Eagles are 307th in turnovers per contest with 11.8. The Golden Eagles give up 73.5 points per game, which ranks them 213th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 46% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 280th and 136th in those defensive statistics. They rank 164th with 13.0 dimes allowed per game and 66th with 32.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Golden Eagles are 178th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 14.0 per contest this year.
The Musketeers are 112th in the country in defensive rating with 96.8, and their offensive rating of 120.5 is ranked 8th. They are 133rd in college basketball in pace with 72.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 59% is 9th. As a unit they are 3rd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 63% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 231st in D-1. Xavier is 243rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 45%, which is 34th in the country.
Marquette is 289th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 253rd in Division 1. The Golden Eagles are 260th in the nation in defensive rating with 104.8, and their offensive rating of 118.3 is ranked 19th. They are 244th in D-1 in pace with 69.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 58% is 20th. As a unit they are 14th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 61% and they shoot 3-pointers on 49% of their shot attempts, ranking 9th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Xavier/Marquette college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Xavier -3
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