Providence at Xavier College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/28/2018
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
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The Providence Friars head to Cintas Center to take on the Xavier Musketeers on Wednesday, February 28, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Xavier as 11 point favorites.
Providence heads into this matchup with a mark of 18-11. They currently have a point differential of 1.5 as they are averaging 74.4 points per contest while giving up 72.9 per game. Xavier has an overall mark of 25-4. They are averaging 85.2 points per contest and giving up 75.4, which is a point differential of 9.8.
Valuable Providence Friars Betting Trends
The Providence Friars are 10-17 against the spread this season
The Providence Friars are 14-13 against the over/under this year
Important Xavier Musketeers Betting Trends
The Xavier Musketeers are 20-9 against the spread this season
The Xavier Musketeers are 17-12 against the over/under this year
Key Providence Friars Injuries
11/15/17 F Emmitt Holt Abdominal is out for season
Key Xavier Musketeers Injuries
02/27/18 G Quentin Goodin Leg is "?" Wednesday vs Providence
Rodney Bullock averages 14.4 points per contest while playing 32.2 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.9 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is 74%. Alpha Diallo averages 12.2 points per contest in 29.5 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.2 assists per game and 6.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% for the season while his free throw percentage is 73%.
Trevon Bluiett scores 19.2 points per contest while playing 34.1 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 5.6 rebounds per contest and has 2.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. J.P. Macura averages 12.7 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 29.3 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.4 rebounds per game and has 3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
Providence averages 74.4 points per contest this year, which is 167th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 1.5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 191st. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 153rd in Division 1. They average 35.9 boards per contest and 14.1 assists per game, which ranks them 146th and 148th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 232nd with 12.4 per game. The Friars allow 72.9 points per contest, which is 192nd in the country. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 222nd and 34th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 35.7 rebounds a game which ranks 214th, and they allow 12.6 assists per game which puts them in 109th place in college basketball. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 202nd in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Xavier is 8th in the country with 85.2 points per contest this season. They are 14th in the nation in shooting at 50%, while their average scoring margin is 9.8. They shoot 38% from beyond the arc, which is good for 68th in Division 1. They are 59th in the country in rebounding with 38.2 boards per contest and 18th in assists per game with 16.9. The Musketeers are 234th in turnovers per contest with 12.4. The Musketeers give up 75.4 points per game, which ranks them 257th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 136th and 183rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 278th with 14.7 dimes allowed per game and 31st with 31.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Musketeers are 43rd in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 11.3 per contest this year.
The Friars are 181st in the nation in offensive rating with 104.7, and their defensive rating of 102.6 is ranked 186th. In terms of pace they are 129th in the country with 70.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 219th. As a team they are 203rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 282nd in Division 1. Providence is 249th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 178th in the nation.
Xavier is 272nd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 170th in the nation. The Musketeers are 14th in the country in offensive rating with 116.4, and their defensive rating of 103 is ranked 195th. In terms of pace they are 53rd in Division 1 with 72.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 57% is 19th. As a team they are 11th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 61% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 205th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Providence/Xavier college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Providence +11
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