Ohio at Xavier College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/5/2018
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
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The Ohio Bobcats head to Cintas Center to take on the Xavier Musketeers on Wednesday, December 5, 2018. The opening line for this game has Xavier as 12 point favorites.
Ohio comes into this game with an overall record of 5-2. They currently have a point differential of 7.4 as they are averaging 79.3 points per game while giving up 71.9 per contest. Xavier has an overall record of 5-3. They are averaging 79.0 points per game and surrendering 73.8, good for a point differential of 5.3.
Valuable Ohio Bobcats Betting Trends
The Ohio Bobcats are 2-4-0 against the spread this season
The Ohio Bobcats are 2-4-0 against the over/under this year
Important Xavier Musketeers Betting Trends
The Xavier Musketeers are 2-5-1 against the spread this season
The Xavier Musketeers are 4-4-0 against the over/under this year
Key Ohio Bobcats Injuries
11/09/18 G James Gollon Hernia is out 2-3 weeks
11/09/18 G Jordan Dartis Hip is out indefinitely
Key Xavier Musketeers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Jason Carter comes into this game averaging 19.6 points per contest while playing 28.0 minutes per night this year. He grabs 8.0 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.0 assists per game. His FG percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is 71%. Teyvion Kirk averages 16.3 points per contest in 31.7 minutes per game. He averages 3.4 assists per game and 6.1 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% for the season while his free throw percentage is 66%.
Naji Marshall scores 13.1 points per contest while playing 33.1 minutes per game. He hauls in 7.0 rebounds per contest and has 3.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 72%. Quentin Goodin averages 12.3 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 32.4 minutes per game. He also brings in 2.3 rebounds per game and has 4.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 33% and his free throw percentage is 70%.
Useful Team Statistics
Ohio averages 79.3 points per contest, which is 92nd in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 7.4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 212th. From 3-point territory they shoot 26%, which is good for 337th in the nation. They average 44.4 boards per contest and 16.4 assists per game, which ranks them 8th and 53rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 36th with 16.1 per game. The Bobcats allow 71.9 points per contest, which is 192nd in the NCAA. They also surrender a 42% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 122nd and 100th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 32.7 rebounds a game which ranks 78th, and they allow 13.0 assists per game which puts them in 181st place in the country. They force 16.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 287th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Xavier is 95th in the nation with 79.0 points per contest this season. They are 58th in the country in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 5.3. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 208th in the NCAA. They are 127th in D-1 in rebounding with 38.1 boards per contest and 163rd in assists per game with 14.0. The Musketeers are 269th in turnovers per contest with 12.1. The Musketeers give up 73.8 points per game, which ranks them 230th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 206th and 328th in those defensive statistics. They rank 282nd with 14.9 dimes allowed per game and 68th with 32.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Musketeers are 65th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 12.1 per contest this year.
The Bobcats have an offensive rating of 101.5, which is ranked 227th. They are 22nd in college basketball in pace with 76.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 269th. As a unit they are 272nd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 277th in D-1. Ohio is 112th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.5 times per 100 possessions.
Xavier is 258th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions. The Musketeers have an offensive rating of 114.1, which is ranked 43rd. They are 294th in D-1 in pace with 68.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 83rd. As a unit they are 103rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 165th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Ohio/Xavier college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Ohio +12
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