Xavier at St. John's College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/30/2018
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
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The Xavier Musketeers travel to Carnesecca Arena to play the St. John's Red Storm on Tuesday, January 30, 2018. The opening line for this game has Xavier as 4.5 point favorites.
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Xavier heads into this matchup with a mark of 19-3. They currently have a point differential of 11.9 as they are averaging 84.7 points per contest while giving up 72.8 per game. St. John's has an overall record of 10-12. They are averaging 72.5 points per game and surrendering 70.8, good for a point differential of 1.6.
Valuable Xavier Musketeers Betting Trends
The Xavier Musketeers are 15-7 against the spread this season
The Xavier Musketeers are 12-10 against the over/under this year
Important St. John's Red Storm Betting Trends
The St. John's Red Storm are 9-11 against the spread this season
The St. John's Red Storm are 7-13 against the over/under this year
Key Xavier Musketeers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key St. John's Red Storm Injuries
01/29/18 F Kassoum Yakwe Ankle is "?" Tuesday vs Xavier
01/10/18 G Marcus LoVett Knee is out for season
Trevon Bluiett averages 18.9 points per game while playing 33.6 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage is at 81%. J.P. Macura averages 13 points per game in 28.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.3 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%.
Shamorie Ponds averages 19.1 points per game while playing 35.9 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.1 rebounds per game and has 4.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. Justin Simon averages 11.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.4 rebounds per contest and 4.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 65%.
Useful Team Statistics
Xavier averages 84.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 18th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 11.9 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team, which has them ranked 14th. Behind the arc they shoot 38%, which is good for 66th in the country. They average 39.1 rebounds per game and 17.7 assists per game, which ranks them 44th and 10th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 243rd with 12.5 per game. The Musketeers allow 72.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 198th in Division 1. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 78th and 92nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.5 rebounds a game which ranks 35th and they give up 13.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 215th place in college basketball. They force 11.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 43rd in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
St. John's is 225th in the country with 72.5 points per game this year. They are 302nd in D-1 in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 1.6. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 321st in college basketball. They are 245th in the nation in rebounding with 34.4 boards per game, and 224th in assists per contest with 13.0. The Red Storm are 321st in turnovers per game with 11.4. The Red Storm surrender 70.8 points per contest, which ranks them 140th in the country. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 56th and 317th in those defensive statistics. They rank 233rd with 14.0 assists allowed per contest and 340th with 40.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Red Storm are 343rd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 17.6 per game this season.
The Musketeers are 139th in the country in defensive rating with 100.1, and their offensive rating of 116.4 is ranked 15th. They are 59th in college basketball in pace with 72.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 57% is 24th. As a unit they are 13th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 61% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 243rd in D-1. Xavier is 263rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 89th in the country.
St. John's is 322nd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 21 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 141st in Division 1. The Red Storm are 85th in the nation in defensive rating with 97.9, and their offensive rating of 100.2 is ranked 273rd. They are 104th in D-1 in pace with 71.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 312th. As a unit they are 306th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 227th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Xavier/St. John's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take St. John's +4.5
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