Xavier at Wisconsin College Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/16/2017
Thursday, November 16, 2017
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The Xavier Musketeers head to Kohl Center to take on the Wisconsin Badgers on Thursday, November 16, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Wisconsin as 3 point favorites.
Xavier heads into this matchup with a mark of 2-0. They currently have a point differential of 39.0 as they are averaging 101.0 points per contest while giving up 62.0 per game. Wisconsin has an overall record of 2-0. They are averaging 87.0 points per game and surrendering 55.5, good for a point differential of 31.5.
Valuable Xavier Musketeers Betting Trends
The Xavier Musketeers are 2-0 against the spread this season
The Xavier Musketeers are 2-0 against the over/under this year
Important Wisconsin Badgers Betting Trends
The Wisconsin Badgers are 1-0 against the spread this season
The Wisconsin Badgers are 1-0 against the over/under this year
Key Xavier Musketeers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Wisconsin Badgers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Trevon Bluiett averages 25.5 points per contest while playing 25 minutes per night this year. He grabs 7 rebounds per contest and distributes 3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 57% while his free throw percentage is 100%. J.P. Macura averages 16 points per contest in 21 minutes per game this year. He averages 5 assists per game and 3.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 73% for the season while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Ethan Happ scores 16 points per contest while playing 25.5 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 11 rebounds per contest and has 1.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 57% and his free throw percentage is at 47%. Andy Van Vliet averages 15.5 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 21.5 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.5 rebounds per game and has 0.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 71%.
Useful Team Statistics
Xavier averages 101.0 points per contest this year, which is 15th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 39.0 and their shooting percentage is 61% as a unit, which has them ranked 3rd. From 3-point territory they shoot 42%, which is good for 51st in Division 1. They average 41.0 boards per contest and 25.5 assists per game, which ranks them 114th and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 218th with 13.0 per game. The Musketeers allow 62.0 points per contest, which is 73rd in the country. They also surrender a 29% shooting percentage and a 25% average from 3-point range, ranking them 6th and 48th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 35.0 rebounds a game which ranks 161st, and they allow 10.0 assists per game which puts them in 87th place in college basketball. They force 14.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 160th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Wisconsin is 74th in the country with 87.0 points per contest this season. They are 36th in the nation in shooting at 54%, while their average scoring margin is 31.5. They shoot 38% from beyond the arc, which is good for 103rd in Division 1. They are 182nd in the country in rebounding with 37.5 boards per contest and 122nd in assists per game with 15.5. The Badgers are 309th in turnovers per contest with 10.0. The Badgers give up 55.5 points per game, which ranks them 24th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 38% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 87th and 109th in those defensive statistics. They rank 86th with 10.0 dimes allowed per game and 15th with 26.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Badgers are 209th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 15.5 per contest this year.
The Musketeers are 57th in the country in defensive rating with 82.7, and their offensive rating of 134.7 is ranked 11th. They are 118th in college basketball in pace with 74.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 71% is 3rd. As a unit they are 2nd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 72% and they shoot 3-pointers on 47% of their shot attempts, ranking 33rd in D-1. Xavier is 196th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 34%, which is 6th in the country.
Wisconsin is 292nd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 20.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 44%, which is 91st in the nation. The Badgers are 39th in the country in offensive rating with 122.5, and their defensive rating of 78.2 is ranked 26th. In terms of pace they are 236th in Division 1 with 70.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 61% is 36th. As a team they are 37th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 63% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 131st in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Xavier/Wisconsin college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Xavier +3
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