Wisconsin at Xavier College Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/13/2018
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
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The Wisconsin Badgers travel to Cintas Center to play the Xavier Musketeers on Tuesday, November 13, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Wisconsin as 2 point favorites.
Wisconsin comes into this game with an overall record of 1-0. They currently have a point differential of 22.0 as they are averaging 85.0 points per game while giving up 63.0 per contest. Xavier has an overall mark of 2-0. They are averaging 86.5 points per contest and giving up 77.0, which is a point differential of 9.5.
Valuable Wisconsin Badgers Betting Trends
The Wisconsin Badgers are 0-1-0 against the spread
The Wisconsin Badgers are 1-0-0 against the over/under
Important Xavier Musketeers Betting Trends
The Xavier Musketeers are 0-2-0 against the spread
The Xavier Musketeers are 2-0-0 against the over/under
Key Wisconsin Badgers Injuries
11/05/18 F Aleem Ford Knee is out indefinitely
Key Xavier Musketeers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Brevin Pritzl averages 16.0 points per game in 21.0 minutes per contest. He averages 2.0 assists per contest and 2.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 57% for the year while his free throw percentage is 100%. D'Mitrik Trice comes into this contest averaging 21.0 points per game while playing 27.0 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.0 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 70% while his free throw percentage is at 100%.
Paul Scruggs averages 14.5 points per game and he sees the court an average of 29.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.0 rebounds per contest and 4.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage is 57%. Tyrique Jones averages 18.0 points per game while playing 25.5 minutes per contest. He grabs 13.0 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 70% and his free throw percentage is at 57%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Badgers allow 63.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 97th in Division 1. They also allow a 36% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 60th and 269th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.0 rebounds a game which ranks 192nd, and they give up 9.0 assists per contest which puts them in 71st place in the NCAA. They force 14.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 154th in the nation. Wisconsin averages 85.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 82nd in the country. Their average scoring margin is 22.0 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team, which has them ranked 272nd. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 132nd in D-1. They average 37.0 rebounds per game and 17.0 assists per contest, which ranks them 174th and 75th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 328th with 5.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Musketeers surrender 77.0 points per contest, which ranks them 252nd in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 43% average from 3-point range, ranking them 168th and 323rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 264th with 15.5 assists allowed per contest, and 58th with 29.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Musketeers are 96th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 12.0 per game. Xavier is 68th in the country with 86.5 points per game this year. They are 101st in the D-1 in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 9.5. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 135th in the nation. They are 18th in the country in rebounding with 47.0 boards per game and 51st in assists per contest with 18.0. The Musketeers are 216th in turnovers per game with 12.5.
The Badgers are 30th in the nation in offensive rating with 125. In terms of pace they are 272nd in the country with 68 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 175th. As a team they are 99th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 53% of their shots, ranking 12th in Division 1. Wisconsin is 328th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 6.4 times per 100 possessions.
Xavier is 240th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions. The Musketeers have an offensive rating of 118.5, which is ranked 63rd. They are 146th in D-1 in pace with 73.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 57% is 77th. As a unit they are 109th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 144th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Wisconsin/Xavier college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Xavier +2
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