Xavier at Seton Hall College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/20/2018
Saturday, January 20, 2018
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The Xavier Musketeers head to Prudential Center to take on the Seton Hall Pirates on Saturday, January 20, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Seton Hall as 1.5 point favorites.
Xavier heads into this matchup with a mark of 17-3. They currently have a point differential of 11.7 as they are averaging 85.1 points per contest while giving up 73.4 per game. Seton Hall has an overall record of 15-4. They are averaging 79.1 points per game and surrendering 70.5, good for a point differential of 8.6.
Valuable Xavier Musketeers Betting Trends
The Xavier Musketeers are 13-7 against the spread this season
The Xavier Musketeers are 12-8 against the over/under this year
Important Seton Hall Pirates Betting Trends
The Seton Hall Pirates are 9-10 against the spread this season
The Seton Hall Pirates are 11-8 against the over/under this year
Key Xavier Musketeers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Seton Hall Pirates Injuries
No key injuries to report
Trevon Bluiett averages 19.4 points per contest while playing 33.8 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.7 assists per game. His FG percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is 82%. J.P. Macura averages 12.6 points per contest in 28.5 minutes per game this year. He averages 3.3 assists per game and 4.2 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% for the season while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Desi Rodriguez scores 17.5 points per contest while playing 30.1 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 5.1 rebounds per contest and has 2.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 70%. Myles Powell averages 14.5 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 29.8 minutes per game. He also brings in 2.2 rebounds per game and has 2.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
Xavier averages 85.1 points per contest this year, which is 18th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 11.7 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a unit, which has them ranked 15th. From 3-point territory they shoot 38%, which is good for 73rd in Division 1. They average 39.6 boards per contest and 17.7 assists per game, which ranks them 39th and 20th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 219th with 12.8 per game. The Musketeers allow 73.4 points per contest, which is 210th in the country. They also surrender a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 73rd and 134th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 31.3 rebounds a game which ranks 34th, and they allow 13.8 assists per game which puts them in 207th place in college basketball. They force 11.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Seton Hall is 70th in the country with 79.1 points per contest this season. They are 66th in the nation in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 8.6. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 113th in Division 1. They are 61st in the country in rebounding with 38.6 boards per contest and 53rd in assists per game with 16.2. The Pirates are 132nd in turnovers per contest with 13.9. The Pirates give up 70.5 points per game, which ranks them 133rd in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 117th and 137th in those defensive statistics. They rank 69th with 11.8 dimes allowed per game and 118th with 33.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Pirates are 260th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 14.7 per contest this year.
The Musketeers are 157th in the country in defensive rating with 100.7, and their offensive rating of 116.7 is ranked 17th. They are 66th in college basketball in pace with 72.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 57% is 24th. As a unit they are 14th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 61% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 239th in D-1. Xavier is 253rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 95th in the country.
Seton Hall is 170th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 103rd in the nation. The Pirates are 77th in the country in offensive rating with 109.9, and their defensive rating of 97.9 is ranked 98th. In terms of pace they are 98th in Division 1 with 72 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 96th. As a team they are 122nd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 293rd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Xavier/Seton Hall college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Xavier +1.5
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