DePaul at Xavier NCAA Basketball Picks 2/9/2019
Saturday, February 9, 2019
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The DePaul Blue Demons travel to Cintas Center to play the Xavier Musketeers on Saturday, February 9, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Xavier as 4.5 point favorites.
DePaul comes into this game with an overall record of 12-9. They currently have a point differential of 3.5 as they are averaging 76.0 points per game while giving up 72.5 per contest. Xavier has an overall mark of 11-12. They are averaging 72.8 points per contest and giving up 72.5, which is a point differential of 0.3.
Valuable DePaul Blue Demons Betting Trends
The DePaul Blue Demons are 11-10-0 against the spread
The DePaul Blue Demons are 11-9-1 against the over/under
Important Xavier Musketeers Betting Trends
The Xavier Musketeers are 7-15-1 against the spread
The Xavier Musketeers are 10-13-0 against the over/under
Key DePaul Blue Demons Injuries
12/19/18 G Jalen Coleman-Lands Hand is out indefinitely
Key Xavier Musketeers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Femi Olujobi averages 13.1 points per game in 25.5 minutes per contest. He averages 0.8 assists per contest and 5.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 62% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%. Max Strus comes into this contest averaging 17.0 points per game while playing 36.3 minutes per night. He pulls down 6.7 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 76%.
Paul Scruggs averages 13.0 points per game and he sees the court an average of 32.7 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 82%. Naji Marshall averages 13.0 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per contest. He grabs 6.8 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 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blue Demons allow 72.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 206th in Division 1. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 146th and 279th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.2 rebounds a game which ranks 52nd, and they give up 13.7 assists per contest which puts them in 229th place in the NCAA. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 164th in the nation. DePaul averages 76.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 105th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 3.5 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 82nd. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 280th in D-1. They average 38.3 rebounds per game and 14.8 assists per contest, which ranks them 52nd and 84th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 95th with 14.1 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Musketeers surrender 72.5 points per contest, which ranks them 207th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 226th and 317th in those defensive statistics. They rank 304th with 15.1 assists allowed per contest, and 45th with 31.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Musketeers are 38th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 11.5 per game. Xavier is 188th in the country with 72.8 points per game this year. They are 73rd in the D-1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 0.3. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 239th in the nation. They are 175th in the country in rebounding with 35.7 boards per game and 98th in assists per contest with 14.5. The Musketeers are 178th in turnovers per game with 13.2.
The Blue Demons are 116th in the nation in offensive rating with 106.6. In terms of pace they are 117th in the country with 70.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 148th. As a team they are 128th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 299th in Division 1. DePaul is 106th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.1 times per 100 possessions.
Xavier is 122nd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.9 times per 100 possessions. The Musketeers have an offensive rating of 107.3, which is ranked 103rd. They are 292nd in D-1 in pace with 67.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 111th. As a unit they are 109th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 213th in the country.
Who will win tonight's DePaul/Xavier college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Xavier -4.5
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