Evansville at Xavier College Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/10/2018
Saturday, November 10, 2018
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The Evansville Purple Aces travel to Cintas Center to play the Xavier Musketeers on Saturday, November 10, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Xavier as 18 point favorites.
Evansville heads into this matchup after finishing last year with a mark of 17-14. They had a point differential of 1.5 as they averaged 65.4 points per contest while giving up 63.9 per game. Xavier had an overall mark of 27-4 last year. They averaged 84.4 points per contest and gave up 74.7, which was a point differential of 9.6.
Valuable Evansville Purple Aces Betting Trends
The Evansville Purple Aces were 16-11-1 against the spread last season
The Evansville Purple Aces were 9-17-1 against the over/under last year
Important Xavier Musketeers Betting Trends
The Xavier Musketeers were 21-14-0 against the spread last season
The Xavier Musketeers were 18-13-0 against the over/under last year
Key Evansville Purple Aces Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Xavier Musketeers Injuries
11/09/18 G Quentin Goodin Shoulder is questionable Saturday vs Evansville
Noah Frederking averaged 5.4 points per game in 21.6 minutes per contest last season. He averaged 1.1 assists per contest and 1.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage was 38% for the year while his free throw percentage was 81%. K.J. Riley comes into this contest after averaging 6.8 points per game while playing 24.0 minutes per night last season. He pulled down 3.4 rebounds per game and dished out 2.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage was 45% while his free throw percentage was at 77%.
Naji Marshall averaged 7.7 points per game last season and he saw the court an average of 21.8 minutes per contest. He also averaged 4.4 rebounds per contest and 1.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage was 53% and his free throw percentage was 75%. Quentin Goodin averaged 8.7 points per game while playing 29.7 minutes per contest last year. He grabbed 2.9 rebounds per game and had 4.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage was 45% and his free throw percentage finished at 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Purple Aces allowed 63.9 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 11th in Division 1. They also allowed a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 65th and 120th in those defensive categories. Opponents averaged 32.0 rebounds a game which ranked 35th, and they gave up 12.4 assists per contest which put them in 97th place in the nation. They forced 13.7 turnovers per game which ranked them 232nd in the country. Evansville averaged 65.4 points per contest last season, which ranked them 331st in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin was 1.5 and their shooting percentage was 44% as a team, which had them ranked 201st. Behind the arc they shot 41% which was good for 6th in D-1. They averaged 33.0 rebounds per game and 12.8 assists per game, which ranked them 296th and 238th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they ranked 119th with 13.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Musketeers surrendered 74.7 points per contest, which ranked them 239th in the nation. Their defense allowed a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 120th and 98th in those defensive statistics. They ranked 236th with 14.1 assists allowed per contest, and 21st with 31.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Musketeers were 51st in the NCAA in forcing turnovers with 11.4 per game last season. Xavier was 8th in the country with 84.4 points per game last year. They were 14th in Division 1 in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin was 9.6. They shot 37% from 3-point range, which was good for 72nd in D-1. They were 45th in the nation in rebounding with 38.3 boards per game and 21st in assists per contest with 16.5. The Musketeers were 204th in turnovers per game with 12.6.
The Purple Aces were 296th in the nation last year in offensive rating with 99. In terms of pace they were 327th in the country with 65.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% was 240th. As a team they were 179th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shot 3-pointers on 27% of their shots, ranking 340th in Division 1. Evansville was 28th in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 18.3 times per 100 possessions.
Xavier was 246th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions. The Musketeers were 13th in the country in offensive rating with 115.4. In terms of pace they were 49th in Division 1 with 72.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% was 22nd. As a team they were 10th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 216th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Evansville/Xavier college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Xavier -18
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