Tuesday, January 10, 2017
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The Xavier Musketeers travel to The Pavilion to play the Villanova Wildcats on Tuesday, January 10, 2017.
The Musketeers come into this game with an overall record of 13-2 and a road record of 1-2. They are 9-5 against the spread and their over/under record is 7-7. The Wildcats have an overall record of 15-1 and a home record of 7-0. They have an over/under record of 7-9 and they are 10-6 against the spread.
Trevon Bluiett comes into this contest averaging 17.7 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 2.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 79%. Edmond Sumner averages 15.7 points per game in 33.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.9 assists per contest and 4.5 rebounds per game for Xavier. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%.
Josh Hart averages 19.8 points per game while playing 33.5 minutes per contest this year for the Wildcats. He grabs 6.8 rebounds per game and has 3.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage currently is at 80%. Jalen Brunson averages 14.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.4 rebounds per contest and 3.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Xavier averages 78 points per contest this season which ranks them 63rd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 11.5 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 73rd. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 181st in the country. They average 39.7 rebounds per game and 15.6 assists per game which ranks them 32nd and 62nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 72nd with 12.1 per game. The Musketeers allow 66.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 53rd in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 108th and 129th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.5 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 13.7 assists per contest which puts them in 196th place in the country. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 110th in Division 1.
Villanova averages 79.3 points per game this year which ranks them 49th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 15.8 and their shooting percentage is 51% as a team which has them sitting in the 8th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 41st in the nation. They average 34 rebounds per game and 14.6 assists per contest which ranks them 263rd and 104th respectively. In the turnover department the Wildcats rank 14th with 10.7 per game. The Wildcats allow 63.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc ranking them 107th and 11th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 29.2 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 13.6 assists per contest which puts them in 179th place in the nation. The Wildcats force 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 274th in college basketball.
The Musketeers average 73.5 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 86.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 0.5 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 15.3 per contest. The Musketeers have an offensive rating of 111.2 and they assist on 57.4% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 69.5 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Xavier turns the ball over an average of 15 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 10.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 55.8% while their offensive rebound percentage is 33.8%. The Musketeers give up 73 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 71.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Wildcats score 81.1 ppg at home and they have averaged 77 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 4.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 23.6 points per game. The Wildcats have a rating on offense of 119.9 and 53.2% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 66.1 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 63% and they attempt 3 pointers on 46% of their shots. Villanova turns it over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53.8% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 28.8%. The Wildcats give up 57.6 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 72.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Xavier Musketeers Betting Trends
The Xavier Musketeers are 9-5 against the spread
The Xavier Musketeers are 7-7 against the over/under
Villanova Wildcats Betting Trends
The Villanova Wildcats are 10-6 against the spread
The Villanova Wildcats are 7-9 against the over/under
Xavier Musketeers Injuries
01/09/17 G Myles Davis Suspension is upgraded to probable Tuesday vs. Villanova
Villanova Wildcats Injuries
11/12/16 F Omari Spellman Eligibility out for season
01/06/17 G Phil Booth Knee out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Villanova
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