Xavier at Georgetown College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/21/2018
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Capital One Arena
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The Xavier Musketeers travel to Capital One Arena to play the Georgetown Hoyas on Wednesday, February 21, 2018. The opening line for this game has Xavier as 5.5 point favorites.
Xavier comes into this game with an overall record of 24-4. They currently have a point differential of 9.8 as they are averaging 85.1 points per game while giving up 75.4 per contest. Georgetown has an overall record of 15-10. They are averaging 78.7 points per game and surrendering 74.2, good for a point differential of 4.5.
Valuable Xavier Musketeers Betting Trends
The Xavier Musketeers are 19-9 against the spread this season
The Xavier Musketeers are 16-12 against the over/under this year
Important Georgetown Hoyas Betting Trends
The Georgetown Hoyas are 13-9 against the spread this season
The Georgetown Hoyas are 11-11 against the over/under this year
Key Xavier Musketeers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Georgetown Hoyas Injuries
12/20/17 C Chris Sodom Dismissed is out for season
11/25/17 F Trey Mourning Undisclosed is out indefinitely
J.P. Macura averages 12.4 points per game in 29.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3 assists per contest and 4.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%. Trevon Bluiett averages 19.8 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is at 84%.
Marcus Derrickson averages 16.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.1 rebounds per contest and 1.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 86%. Jessie Govan averages 16.7 points per game while playing 32 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 10 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Musketeers allow 75.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 258th in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 123rd and 159th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.5 rebounds a game which ranks 31st, and they give up 14.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 275th place in the country. They force 11.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 36th in college basketball. Xavier averages 85.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 9th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 9.8 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team, which has them ranked 15th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 73rd in D-1. They average 38.2 rebounds per game and 16.8 assists per game, which ranks them 57th and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 236th with 12.4 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hoyas surrender 74.2 points per contest, which ranks them 233rd in the country. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 98th and 62nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 256th with 14.4 assists allowed per contest, and 114th with 33.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hoyas are 160th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.0 per game this season. Georgetown is 66th in Division 1 with 78.7 points per game this year. They are 123rd in the country in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 4.5. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 143rd in the nation. They are 26th in college basketball in rebounding with 39.2 boards per game and 10th in assists per contest with 17.6. The Hoyas are 14th in turnovers per game with 15.8.
The Musketeers are 202nd in the country in defensive rating with 102.9, and their offensive rating of 116.2 is ranked 14th. They are 54th in college basketball in pace with 72.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 57% is 20th. As a unit they are 11th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 61% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 216th in D-1. Xavier is 266th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 161st in the country.
Georgetown is 34th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 94th in Division 1. The Hoyas are 112th in the nation in defensive rating with 100.2, and their offensive rating of 106.3 is ranked 140th. They are 69th in D-1 in pace with 71.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 149th. As a unit they are 83rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 247th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Xavier/Georgetown college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Georgetown +5.5
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