Creighton at Xavier College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/13/2018
Saturday, January 13, 2018
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The Creighton Bluejays travel to Cintas Center to play the Xavier Musketeers on Saturday, January 13, 2018. The opening line for this game has Xavier as 2 point favorites.
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Creighton comes into this game with an overall record of 14-3. They currently have a point differential of 17.9 as they are averaging 89.9 points per game while giving up 72.0 per contest. Xavier has an overall record of 15-3. They are averaging 84.5 points per game and surrendering 73.1, good for a point differential of 11.4.
Valuable Creighton Bluejays Betting Trends
The Creighton Bluejays are 10-6 against the spread this season
The Creighton Bluejays are 9-7 against the over/under this year
Important Xavier Musketeers Betting Trends
The Xavier Musketeers are 12-6 against the spread this season
The Xavier Musketeers are 11-7 against the over/under this year
Key Creighton Bluejays Injuries
12/01/17 C Jacob Epperson Knee is out for season
Key Xavier Musketeers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Khyri Thomas averages 14.9 points per game in 29.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.1 assists per contest and 4.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%. Marcus Foster averages 19 points per game while playing 30 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is at 73%.
J.P. Macura averages 12.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.1 rebounds per contest and 3.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 86%. Trevon Bluiett averages 18.9 points per game while playing 33.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.6 rebounds per game and has 2.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bluejays allow 72.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 170th in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc, ranking them 86th and 10th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.9 rebounds a game which ranks 122nd, and they give up 13.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 190th place in the country. They force 11.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 38th in college basketball. Creighton averages 89.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 5th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 17.9 and their shooting percentage is 52% as a team, which has them ranked 5th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 49th in D-1. They average 39.6 rebounds per game and 20.1 assists per game, which ranks them 42nd and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 333rd with 11.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Musketeers surrender 73.1 points per contest, which ranks them 201st in the country. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 62nd and 103rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 186th with 13.4 assists allowed per contest, and 45th with 31.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Musketeers are 27th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 11.2 per game this season. Xavier is 24th in Division 1 with 84.5 points per game this year. They are 18th in the country in shooting at 50%, while their average scoring margin is 11.4. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 135th in the nation. They are 41st in college basketball in rebounding with 39.7 boards per game and 31st in assists per contest with 17.2. The Musketeers are 218th in turnovers per game with 12.8.
The Bluejays are 65th in the country in defensive rating with 95.9, and their offensive rating of 119.7 is ranked 6th. They are 23rd in college basketball in pace with 75 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 60% is 4th. As a unit they are 4th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 62% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shot attempts, ranking 54th in D-1. Creighton is 336th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 47%, which is 59th in the country.
Xavier is 250th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 74th in the nation. The Musketeers are 22nd in the country in offensive rating with 116, and their defensive rating of 100.4 is ranked 159th. In terms of pace they are 77th in Division 1 with 72.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 28th. As a team they are 15th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 61% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 251st in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Creighton/Xavier college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Xavier -2
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