Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Dunkin' Donuts Center
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The Xavier Musketeers head to Dunkin' Donuts Center to take on the Providence Friars on Wednesday, February 15, 2017. The opening line for this game has Xavier as 3 point favorites.
The Musketeers come into this game with an overall record of 18-7 and a road record of 3-5. They are 11-13 against the spread and their over/under record is 12-12. The Friars have an overall record of 15-11 and a home record of 12-3. They have an over/under record of 11-13 and they are 16-10 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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Rodney Bullock averages 16.8 points per game while playing 33.7 minutes per contest this year for the Friars. He grabs 6 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 76%. Emmitt Holt averages 12.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.6 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 71%.
Xavier averages 75.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 95th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 5.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 119th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 193rd in the country. They average 38.8 rebounds per game and 15.2 assists per game which ranks them 34th and 65th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 116th with 12.7 per game. The Musketeers allow 70.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 110th in the nation. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 186th and 76th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.2 rebounds a game which ranks 20th and they give up 14.2 assists per contest which puts them in 238th place in the country. They force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 209th in Division 1.
Providence averages 69.8 points per game this year which ranks them 247th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 3.5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 149th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 73rd in the nation. They average 32.7 rebounds per game and 14.2 assists per contest which ranks them 307th and 110th respectively. In the turnover department the Friars rank 83rd with 12.2 per game. The Friars allow 66.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 47th in the country. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 182nd and 81st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 34.6 rebounds a game which ranks 130th and they give up 12.4 assists per contest which puts them in 104th place in the nation. The Friars force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 121st in college basketball.
The Musketeers average 74.1 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 70.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -2.5 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -1 per contest. The Musketeers have an offensive rating of 109.3 and they assist on 58.6% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 69.1 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 15.7 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9.3% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 55.4% while their offensive rebound percentage is 35.3%. The Musketeers give up 76.6 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 71.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Friars score 73.2 ppg at home and they have averaged 66 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -1.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 9.7 points per game. The Friars have a rating on offense of 103.4 and 58.5% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 67.2 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Providence turns it over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 48.6% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 25.7%. The Friars give up 63.5 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 67.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Xavier Musketeers Betting Trends
The Xavier Musketeers are 11-13 against the spread
The Xavier Musketeers are 12-12 against the over/under
Providence Friars Betting Trends
The Providence Friars are 16-10 against the spread
The Providence Friars are 11-13 against the over/under
Xavier Musketeers Injuries
02/14/17 G Trevon Bluiett Ankle injured last game, "?" Wednesday vs. Providence
01/30/17 G Edmond Sumner Knee out for season
01/22/17 G Myles Davis Personal has left the team
Providence Friars Injuries
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take Xavier -3
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