Georgetown at Xavier College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/3/2018
Saturday, February 3, 2018
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The Georgetown Hoyas travel to Cintas Center to play the Xavier Musketeers on Saturday, February 3, 2018. The opening line for this game has Xavier as 14 point favorites.
Georgetown heads into this matchup with a mark of 13-8. They currently have a point differential of 5.4 as they are averaging 78.0 points per contest while giving up 72.6 per game. Xavier has an overall record of 20-3. They are averaging 84.2 points per game and surrendering 72.6, good for a point differential of 11.6.
Valuable Georgetown Hoyas Betting Trends
The Georgetown Hoyas are 9-9 against the spread this season
The Georgetown Hoyas are 8-10 against the over/under this year
Important Xavier Musketeers Betting Trends
The Xavier Musketeers are 16-7 against the spread this season
The Xavier Musketeers are 12-11 against the over/under this year
Key Georgetown Hoyas Injuries
12/20/17 C Chris Sodom Dismissed is out for season
11/25/17 F Trey Mourning Undisclosed is out indefinitely
Key Xavier Musketeers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Marcus Derrickson averages 15.6 points per game in 31 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.7 assists per contest and 7.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 89%. Jessie Govan averages 16.2 points per game while playing 31.9 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 10.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is at 76%.
J.P. Macura averages 13 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.3 rebounds per contest and 3.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 83%. Trevon Bluiett averages 18.7 points per game while playing 33.7 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.7 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 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hoyas allow 72.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 192nd in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 98th and 70th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.2 rebounds a game which ranks 96th, and they give up 14.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 259th place in the country. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 203rd in college basketball. Georgetown averages 78.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 79th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 5.4 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 149th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 148th in D-1. They average 39.5 rebounds per game and 17.3 assists per game, which ranks them 32nd and 20th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 8th with 16.2 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Musketeers surrender 72.6 points per contest, which ranks them 193rd in the country. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 76th and 86th in those defensive statistics. They rank 211th with 13.7 assists allowed per contest, and 32nd with 31.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Musketeers are 48th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 11.7 per game this season. Xavier is 19th in Division 1 with 84.2 points per game this year. They are 16th in the country in shooting at 50%, while their average scoring margin is 11.6. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 78th in the nation. They are 44th in college basketball in rebounding with 39.0 boards per game and 15th in assists per contest with 17.5. The Musketeers are 227th in turnovers per game with 12.7.
The Hoyas are 154th in the nation in offensive rating with 105.3, and their defensive rating of 98 is ranked 84th. In terms of pace they are 83rd in the country with 71.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 173rd. As a team they are 90th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 243rd in Division 1. Georgetown is 24th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 99th in the nation.
Xavier is 251st in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 87th in the nation. The Musketeers are 18th in the country in offensive rating with 115.7, and their defensive rating of 99.8 is ranked 130th. In terms of pace they are 57th in Division 1 with 72.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 57% is 21st. As a team they are 13th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 231st in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Georgetown/Xavier college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Xavier -14
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