Seton Hall at Xavier College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/14/2018
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
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The Seton Hall Pirates head to Cintas Center to take on the Xavier Musketeers on Wednesday, February 14, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Xavier as 6 point favorites.
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Seton Hall heads into this matchup with a mark of 17-8. They currently have a point differential of 6.6 as they are averaging 78.7 points per contest while giving up 72.1 per game. Xavier has an overall mark of 23-3. They are averaging 84.7 points per contest and giving up 74.0, which is a point differential of 10.7.
Valuable Seton Hall Pirates Betting Trends
The Seton Hall Pirates are 11-14 against the spread this season
The Seton Hall Pirates are 15-10 against the over/under this year
Important Xavier Musketeers Betting Trends
The Xavier Musketeers are 18-8 against the spread this season
The Xavier Musketeers are 14-12 against the over/under this year
Key Seton Hall Pirates Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Xavier Musketeers Injuries
02/13/18 F Tyrique Jones Shoulder is "?" Wednesday vs Seton Hall
Desi Rodriguez averages 17.8 points per contest while playing 31 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is 71%. Myles Powell averages 15.1 points per contest in 30.4 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.5 assists per game and 2.2 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% for the season while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Trevon Bluiett scores 18.9 points per contest while playing 34.3 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 5.6 rebounds per contest and has 2.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 82%. J.P. Macura averages 12.5 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 29 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.3 rebounds per game and has 3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
Seton Hall averages 78.7 points per contest this year, which is 66th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 6.6 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 58th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 79th in Division 1. They average 38.0 boards per contest and 16.2 assists per game, which ranks them 66th and 43rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 163rd with 13.3 per game. The Pirates allow 72.1 points per contest, which is 169th in the country. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 154th and 158th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.2 rebounds a game which ranks 143rd, and they allow 12.8 assists per game which puts them in 132nd place in college basketball. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 201st in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Xavier is 14th in the country with 84.7 points per contest this season. They are 15th in the nation in shooting at 50%, while their average scoring margin is 10.7. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 85th in Division 1. They are 41st in the country in rebounding with 38.8 boards per contest and 24th in assists per game with 16.9. The Musketeers are 227th in turnovers per contest with 12.5. The Musketeers give up 74.0 points per game, which ranks them 231st in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 95th and 111th in those defensive statistics. They rank 240th with 14.1 dimes allowed per game and 32nd with 31.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Musketeers are 49th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 11.5 per contest this year.
The Pirates are 131st in the country in defensive rating with 100.6, and their offensive rating of 109.8 is ranked 75th. They are 88th in college basketball in pace with 71.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 104th. As a unit they are 132nd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 291st in D-1. Seton Hall is 212th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 127th in the country.
Xavier is 260th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 124th in the nation. The Musketeers are 14th in the country in offensive rating with 115.8, and their defensive rating of 101.2 is ranked 159th. In terms of pace they are 58th in Division 1 with 72.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 24th. As a team they are 13th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 225th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Seton Hall/Xavier college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Seton Hall +6
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