Xavier at Villanova College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/10/2018
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Wells Fargo Center
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The Xavier Musketeers travel to Wells Fargo Center to play the Villanova Wildcats on Wednesday, January 10, 2018. The opening line for this game has Villanova as 9 point favorites.
Xavier heads into this matchup with a mark of 15-2. They currently have a point differential of 13.5 as they are averaging 85.6 points per contest while giving up 72.2 per game. Villanova has an overall record of 14-1. They are averaging 88.9 points per game and surrendering 69.8, good for a point differential of 19.1.
Valuable Xavier Musketeers Betting Trends
The Xavier Musketeers are 12-5 against the spread this season
The Xavier Musketeers are 11-6 against the over/under this year
Important Villanova Wildcats Betting Trends
The Villanova Wildcats are 9-5 against the spread this season
The Villanova Wildcats are 11-4 against the over/under this year
Key Xavier Musketeers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Villanova Wildcats Injuries
12/29/17 F Jermaine Samuels Hand is out indefinitely
12/12/17 G Collin Gillespie Hand is out indefinitely
J.P. Macura averages 13.1 points per game in 28.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.1 assists per contest and 4.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%. Trevon Bluiett averages 19.4 points per game while playing 33.2 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 59% while his free throw percentage is at 86%.
Mikal Bridges averages 17.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.5 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 81%. Jalen Brunson averages 19.4 points per game while playing 30.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.3 rebounds per game and has 5.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 59% and his free throw percentage is at 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Musketeers allow 72.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 179th in the nation. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 41st and 94th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.7 rebounds a game which ranks 46th, and they give up 13.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 162nd place in the country. They force 11.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in college basketball. Xavier averages 85.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 21st in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 13.5 and their shooting percentage is 51% as a team, which has them ranked 14th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 99th in D-1. They average 40.0 rebounds per game and 17.4 assists per game, which ranks them 38th and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 242nd with 12.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wildcats surrender 69.8 points per contest, which ranks them 117th in the country. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 180th and 152nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 229th with 14.1 assists allowed per contest, and 91st with 33.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wildcats are 224th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 14.4 per game this season. Villanova is 7th in Division 1 with 88.9 points per game this year. They are 5th in the country in shooting at 51%, while their average scoring margin is 19.1. They shoot 42% from 3-point range, which is good for 13th in the nation. They are 222nd in college basketball in rebounding with 35.2 boards per game and 27th in assists per contest with 17.3. The Wildcats are 344th in turnovers per game with 10.1.
The Musketeers are 139th in the country in defensive rating with 99, and their offensive rating of 117.4 is ranked 18th. They are 75th 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 245th in D-1. Xavier is 260th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 47%, which is 55th in the country.
Villanova is 347th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 165th in Division 1. The Wildcats are 110th in the nation in defensive rating with 97.7, and their offensive rating of 124.4 is ranked 2nd. They are 139th in D-1 in pace with 71.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 60% is 2nd. As a unit they are 2nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 63% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shot attempts, ranking 62nd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Xavier/Villanova college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Villanova -9
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