Georgetown at Xavier College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/9/2019
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
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The Georgetown Hoyas travel to Cintas Center to play the Xavier Musketeers on Wednesday, January 9, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Xavier as 5.5 point favorites.
Georgetown heads into this matchup with a mark of 11-4. They currently have a point differential of 6.3 as they are averaging 83.3 points per contest while giving up 76.9 per game. Xavier has an overall record of 9-7. They are averaging 73.6 points per game and surrendering 70.7, good for a point differential of 2.9.
Valuable Georgetown Hoyas Betting Trends
The Georgetown Hoyas are 5-9-1 against the spread
The Georgetown Hoyas are 11-4-0 against the over/under
Important Xavier Musketeers Betting Trends
The Xavier Musketeers are 5-10-1 against the spread
The Xavier Musketeers are 6-10-0 against the over/under
Key Georgetown Hoyas Injuries
01/08/19 G Matthew McClung Ankle is questionable Wednesday vs Xavier
01/08/19 F Trey Mourning Concussion is questionable Wednesday vs Xavier
Key Xavier Musketeers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Jessie Govan comes into this contest averaging 18.7 points per game while playing 31.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 7.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 77%. James Akinjo averages 14.2 points per game in 29.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.4 assists per contest and 2.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Naji Marshall averages 13.1 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 7.9 rebounds per game and has 3.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 73%. Paul Scruggs averages 12.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.9 rebounds per contest and 2.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
Georgetown averages 83.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 28th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 6.3 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 134th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 118th in the nation. They average 41.1 rebounds per game and 17.4 assists per game, which ranks them 20th and 18th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 69th with 14.9 per game. The Hoyas allow 76.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 291st in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 151st and 213th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.1 rebounds a game which ranks 180th and they give up 14.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 278th place in Division 1. They force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 170th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Xavier is 192nd in the country with 73.6 points per game this year. They are 65th in Division 1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 2.9. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 248th in the nation. They are 166th in the NCAA in rebounding with 36.3 boards per game, and 156th in assists per contest with 14.1. The Musketeers are 145th in turnovers per game with 13.9. The Musketeers surrender 70.7 points per contest, which ranks them 168th in D-1. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 160th and 261st in those defensive statistics. They rank 276th with 14.6 assists allowed per contest and 80th with 32.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Musketeers are 70th in country in forcing turnovers with 12.3 per game.
The Hoyas are 109th in the nation in offensive rating with 107.4. In terms of pace they are 25th in the country with 75.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 138th. As a team they are 91st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 180th in Division 1. Georgetown is 140th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.8 times per 100 possessions.
Xavier is 101st in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.5 times per 100 possessions. The Musketeers have an offensive rating of 106.2, which is ranked 141st. They are 273rd in D-1 in pace with 68.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 99th. As a unit they are 111th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 185th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Georgetown/Xavier college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Xavier -5.5
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