Detroit at Xavier College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/21/2018
Friday, December 21, 2018
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The Detroit Titans travel to Cintas Center to play the Xavier Musketeers on Friday, December 21, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Xavier as 19 point favorites.
Detroit heads into this matchup with a mark of 3-8. They currently have a point differential of -9.5 as they are averaging 69.5 points per contest while giving up 79.0 per game. Xavier has an overall mark of 7-5. They are averaging 76.0 points per contest and giving up 71.8, which is a point differential of 4.3.
Valuable Detroit Titans Betting Trends
The Detroit Titans are 8-3-0 against the spread
The Detroit Titans are 5-6-0 against the over/under
Important Xavier Musketeers Betting Trends
The Xavier Musketeers are 4-7-1 against the spread
The Xavier Musketeers are 5-7-0 against the over/under
Key Detroit Titans Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Xavier Musketeers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh McFolley averages 12.4 points per game in 33.2 minutes per contest. He averages 2.8 assists per contest and 2.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%. Antoine Davis comes into this contest averaging 26.6 points per game while playing 37.5 minutes per night. He pulls down 3.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage is at 85%.
Naji Marshall averages 12.5 points per game and he sees the court an average of 34.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.6 rebounds per contest and 3.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 67%. Quentin Goodin averages 13.5 points per game while playing 33.7 minutes per contest. He grabs 2.3 rebounds per game and has 5.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is at 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Titans allow 79.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 309th in Division 1. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 275th and 135th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.8 rebounds a game which ranks 350th, and they give up 19.5 assists per contest which puts them in 350th place in the NCAA. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 157th in the nation. Detroit averages 69.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 290th in the country. Their average scoring margin is -9.5 and their shooting percentage is 40% as a team, which has them ranked 329th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 57th in D-1. They average 32.7 rebounds per game and 10.6 assists per contest, which ranks them 310th and 330th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 327th with 11.1 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Musketeers surrender 71.8 points per contest, which ranks them 192nd in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 196th and 304th in those defensive statistics. They rank 287th with 14.9 assists allowed per contest, and 76th with 32.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Musketeers are 100th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 12.8 per game. Xavier is 140th in the country with 76.0 points per game this year. They are 31st in the D-1 in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 4.3. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 223rd in the nation. They are 187th in the country in rebounding with 36.3 boards per game and 148th in assists per contest with 14.3. The Musketeers are 137th in turnovers per game with 14.0.
The Titans have an offensive rating of 99, which is ranked 274th. They are 208th in college basketball in pace with 70.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 288th. As a unit they are 308th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shot attempts, ranking 70th in D-1. Detroit is 327th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions.
Xavier is 104th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.5 times per 100 possessions. The Musketeers have an offensive rating of 109.4, which is ranked 96th. They are 265th in D-1 in pace with 68.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 51st. As a unit they are 73rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 170th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Detroit/Xavier college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Xavier -19
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