St. John's at Xavier College Basketball Parlay 3/8/2018
Thursday, March 8, 2018
Madison Square Garden
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The St. John's Red Storm head to Madison Square Garden to take on the Xavier Musketeers on Thursday, March 8, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Xavier as 6 point favorites.
St. John's comes into this game with an overall record of 15-16. They currently have a point differential of 1.0 as they are averaging 73.0 points per game while giving up 72.0 per contest. Xavier has an overall mark of 27-4. They are averaging 84.5 points per contest and giving up 74.9, which is a point differential of 9.6.
Valuable St. John's Red Storm Betting Trends
The St. John's Red Storm are 14-15 against the spread this season
The St. John's Red Storm are 13-16 against the over/under this year
Important Xavier Musketeers Betting Trends
The Xavier Musketeers are 20-11 against the spread this season
The Xavier Musketeers are 18-13 against the over/under this year
Key St. John's Red Storm Injuries
03/06/18 G Shamorie Ponds Abdominal is upgraded to probable
03/05/18 F Kassoum Yakwe Illness is questionable
01/10/18 G Marcus LoVett Knee is out for season
Key Xavier Musketeers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Marvin Clark averages 12.3 points per contest in 30.6 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.1 assists per game and 4.7 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% for the season while his free throw percentage is 85%. Shamorie Ponds averages 21.6 points per contest while playing 37 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.9 assists per game. His FG percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is 85%.
J.P. Macura averages 12.4 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 29.4 minutes per game. He also hauls in 4.3 rebounds per game and dishes 3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 84%. Trevon Bluiett scores 19.4 points per contest while playing 34.2 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 5.6 rebounds per contest and has 2.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Red Storm allow 72.0 points per contest which is 170th in Division 1. They also surrender a 42% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 64th and 282nd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 39.5 rebounds a game which ranks 338th, and they allow 14.1 assists per game which puts them in 236th place in the country. They force 16.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 341st in the nation. St. John's averages 73.0 points per contest this year, which is 203rd in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 1.0 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a unit, which has them ranked 256th. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 259th in college basketball. They average 33.7 boards per contest and 13.0 assists per game, which ranks them 264th and 228th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 265th with 12.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Musketeers give up 74.9 points per game, which ranks them 244th in the country. Their defense surrenders a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 150th and 141st in those defensive statistics. They rank 278th with 14.6 dimes allowed per game and 23rd with 31.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Musketeers are 51st in the nation in forcing turnovers with 11.5 per contest this year. Xavier is 10th in Division 1 with 84.5 points per contest this season. They are 15th in the country in shooting at 50%, while their average scoring margin is 9.6. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 77th in D-1. They are 62nd in college basketball in rebounding with 38.1 boards per contest and 19th in assists per game with 16.7. The Musketeers are 203rd in turnovers per contest with 12.7.
The Red Storm are 263rd in the nation in offensive rating with 100.9, and their defensive rating of 99.5 is ranked 86th. In terms of pace they are 100th in the country with 71 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 276th. As a team they are 269th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 243rd in Division 1. St. John's is 283rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 19.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 142nd in the nation.
Xavier is 236th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 176th in the nation. The Musketeers are 13th in the country in offensive rating with 116, and their defensive rating of 102.8 is ranked 190th. In terms of pace they are 55th in Division 1 with 72.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% 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 210th in the nation.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take St. John's +6 and over 149 total points
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