Creighton at Xavier NCAA Parlay 3/14/2019
Thursday, March 14, 2019
Madison Square Garden
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The Creighton Bluejays head to Madison Square Garden to take on the Xavier Musketeers on Thursday, March 14, 2019. The opening line for this game has Creighton as 1 point favorites.
Creighton heads into this matchup with a mark of 18-13. They currently have a point differential of 5.2 as they are averaging 79.3 points per contest while giving up 74.2 per game. Xavier has an overall mark of 17-14. They are averaging 72.3 points per contest and giving up 70.9, which is a point differential of 1.4.
Valuable Creighton Bluejays Betting Trends
The Creighton Bluejays are 16-14-0 against the spread this season
The Creighton Bluejays are 13-17-0 against the over/under this year
Important Xavier Musketeers Betting Trends
The Xavier Musketeers are 13-17-1 against the spread this season
The Xavier Musketeers are 13-18-0 against the over/under this year
Key Creighton Bluejays Injuries
01/24/19 C Jacob Epperson Back is out for season
Key Xavier Musketeers Injuries
03/11/19 F Naji Marshall Ankle is questionable Thursday vs Creighton
03/05/19 G Keonte Kennedy Personal is out for season
Martin Krampelj averages 13.6 points per contest in 25.6 minutes per game this year. He averages 0.7 assists per game and 6.9 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 59% for the season while his free throw percentage is 65%. Ty-Shon Alexander comes into this game averaging 16.0 points per contest while playing 32.5 minutes per night. He grabs 3.9 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Paul Scruggs averages 12.2 points per game and he sees the court an average of 32.1 minutes per game. He also hauls in 4.8 rebounds per game and dishes 3.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 76%. Naji Marshall scores 14.9 points per contest while playing 35.6 minutes per game. He hauls in 6.7 rebounds per contest and has 3.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 72%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bluejays allow 74.2 points per contest which is 245th in the country. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 289th and 273rd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.1 rebounds a game which ranks 129th, and they allow 13.8 assists per game which puts them in 242nd place in D-1. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 234th in Division 1. Creighton averages 79.3 points per contest, which is 39th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 5.2 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a unit, which has them ranked 17th. From 3-point territory they shoot 40%, which is good for 8th in the nation. They average 34.2 boards per contest and 16.1 assists per game, which ranks them 243rd and 22nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 147th with 13.2 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Musketeers give up 70.9 points per game, which ranks them 171st in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 164th and 250th in those defensive statistics. They rank 281st with 14.4 dimes allowed per game and 42nd with 31.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Musketeers are 29th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 11.0 per contest. Xavier is 182nd in the country with 72.3 points per contest this season. They are 50th in D-1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 1.4. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 202nd in the country. They are 138th in the nation in rebounding with 36.1 boards per contest and 82nd in assists per game with 14.6. The Musketeers are 111th in turnovers per contest with 13.6.
The Bluejays have an offensive rating of 111.1, which is ranked 44th. They are 122nd in college basketball in pace with 70.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 58% is 5th. As a unit they are 10th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 47% of their shot attempts, ranking 18th in D-1. Creighton is 135th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.6 times per 100 possessions.
Xavier is 74th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.4 times per 100 possessions. The Musketeers have an offensive rating of 107, which is ranked 107th. They are 284th in D-1 in pace with 67.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 73rd. As a unit they are 90th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 190th in the country.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Creighton -1 and under 144.5 total points
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