Creighton at Xavier Expert NCAA Basketball Picks 2/13/2019
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
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The Creighton Bluejays travel to Cintas Center to play the Xavier Musketeers on Wednesday, February 13, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Xavier as 1 point favorites.
Creighton heads into this matchup with a mark of 13-11. They currently have a point differential of 5.0 as they are averaging 80.4 points per contest while giving up 75.4 per game. Xavier has an overall mark of 11-13. They are averaging 72.3 points per contest and giving up 72.5, which is a point differential of -0.2.
Valuable Creighton Bluejays Betting Trends
The Creighton Bluejays are 11-12-0 against the spread
The Creighton Bluejays are 10-13-0 against the over/under
Important Xavier Musketeers Betting Trends
The Xavier Musketeers are 7-16-1 against the spread
The Xavier Musketeers are 10-14-0 against the over/under
Key Creighton Bluejays Injuries
02/12/19 G Marcus Zegarowski Hand is questionable Wednesday vs Xavier
01/24/19 C Jacob Epperson Back is out for season
Key Xavier Musketeers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Martin Krampelj averages 12.5 points per game in 24.7 minutes per contest. He averages 0.6 assists per contest and 6.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 59% for the year while his free throw percentage is 65%. Ty-Shon Alexander comes into this contest averaging 16.7 points per game while playing 32.7 minutes per night. He pulls down 3.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is at 77%.
Paul Scruggs averages 13.0 points per game and he sees the court an average of 32.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.9 rebounds per contest and 3.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 80%. Naji Marshall averages 13.4 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per contest. He grabs 6.7 rebounds per game and has 3.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is at 74%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bluejays allow 75.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 270th in Division 1. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 293rd and 282nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.6 rebounds a game which ranks 113th, and they give up 13.8 assists per contest which puts them in 237th place in the NCAA. They force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 155th in the nation. Creighton averages 80.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 36th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 5.0 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team, which has them ranked 9th. Behind the arc they shoot 41% which is good for 4th in D-1. They average 34.2 rebounds per game and 16.3 assists per contest, which ranks them 254th and 23rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 164th with 13.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Musketeers surrender 72.5 points per contest, which ranks them 210th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 226th and 311th in those defensive statistics. They rank 297th with 14.9 assists allowed per contest, and 53rd with 32.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Musketeers are 42nd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 11.5 per game. Xavier is 196th in the country with 72.3 points per game this year. They are 85th in the D-1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is -0.2. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 252nd in the nation. They are 182nd in the country in rebounding with 35.6 boards per game and 105th in assists per contest with 14.4. The Musketeers are 156th in turnovers per game with 13.3.
The Bluejays have an offensive rating of 112.5, which is ranked 27th. They are 124th in college basketball in pace with 70.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 59% is 3rd. As a unit they are 7th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 46% of their shot attempts, ranking 18th in D-1. Creighton is 148th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.6 times per 100 possessions.
Xavier is 110th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17 times per 100 possessions. The Musketeers have an offensive rating of 106.6, which is ranked 116th. They are 285th in D-1 in pace with 67.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 122nd. As a unit they are 115th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 212th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Creighton/Xavier college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Xavier -1
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