Xavier at Cincinnati College Basketball Parlay 12/8/2018
Saturday, December 8, 2018
Fifth Third Arena
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The Xavier Musketeers head to Fifth Third Arena to take on the Cincinnati Bearcats on Saturday, December 8, 2018. The opening line for this game has Cincinnati as 8 point favorites.
Xavier heads into this matchup with a mark of 6-3. They currently have a point differential of 7.0 as they are averaging 79.3 points per contest while giving up 72.3 per game. Cincinnati has an overall mark of 8-1. They are averaging 74.6 points per contest and giving up 57.4, which is a point differential of 17.1.
Valuable Xavier Musketeers Betting Trends
The Xavier Musketeers are 3-5-1 against the spread this season
The Xavier Musketeers are 4-5-0 against the over/under this year
Important Cincinnati Bearcats Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Bearcats are 5-4-0 against the spread this season
The Cincinnati Bearcats are 3-6-0 against the over/under this year
Key Xavier Musketeers Injuries
12/05/18 G Quentin Goodin Illness is questionable
Key Cincinnati Bearcats Injuries
No key injuries to report
Paul Scruggs averages 12.8 points per contest in 28.9 minutes per game this year. He averages 3.9 assists per game and 4.8 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 56% for the season while his free throw percentage is 75%. Naji Marshall comes into this game averaging 13.6 points per contest while playing 33.1 minutes per night. He grabs 7.0 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is 71%.
Tre Scott averages 11.0 points per game and he sees the court an average of 30.1 minutes per game. He also hauls in 6.4 rebounds per game and dishes 1.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is 72%. Jarron Cumberland scores 14.9 points per contest while playing 26.4 minutes per game. He hauls in 2.6 rebounds per contest and has 3.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Musketeers allow 72.3 points per contest which is 204th in the country. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 39% average from 3-point range, ranking them 209th and 327th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 31.4 rebounds a game which ranks 47th, and they allow 14.7 assists per game which puts them in 276th place in D-1. They force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 89th in Division 1. Xavier averages 79.3 points per contest, which is 87th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 7.0 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a unit, which has them ranked 30th. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 186th in the nation. They average 37.6 boards per contest and 14.2 assists per game, which ranks them 155th and 150th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 252nd with 12.4 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bearcats give up 57.4 points per game, which ranks them 5th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 39% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 38th and 146th in those defensive statistics. They rank 16th with 9.2 dimes allowed per game and 5th with 28.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Bearcats are 279th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 15.7 per contest. Cincinnati is 183rd in the country with 74.6 points per contest this season. They are 68th in D-1 in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 17.1. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 125th in the country. They are 244th in the nation in rebounding with 35.1 boards per contest and 140th in assists per game with 14.4. The Bearcats are 309th in turnovers per contest with 11.6.
The Musketeers are 30th in the nation in offensive rating with 114.8. In terms of pace they are 292nd in the country with 68.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 43rd. As a team they are 61st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 180th in Division 1. Xavier is 233rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions.
Cincinnati is 272nd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions. The Bearcats have an offensive rating of 113.9, which is ranked 37th. They are 339th in D-1 in pace with 65.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 133rd. As a unit they are 129th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shot attempts, ranking 343rd in the country.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Xavier +8 and under 135.5 total points
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