Missouri vs Xavier Expert NCAA Basketball Picks 11/12/2019
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
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The Missouri Tigers head to Cintas Center to take on the Xavier Musketeers on Tuesday, November 12, 2019. The opening line for this game has Xavier as 2.5 point favorites.
Missouri heads into this matchup with a mark of 2-0. They currently have a point differential of 27.5 as they are averaging 76.5 points per contest while giving up 49 per game. Xavier has an overall record of 2-0. They are averaging 78.5 points per game and surrendering 60, good for a point differential of 18.5.
Valuable Missouri Tigers Betting Trends
The Missouri Tigers are 2-0-0 against the spread this season
The Missouri Tigers are 0-2-0 against the over/under this year
Important Xavier Musketeers Betting Trends
The Xavier Musketeers are 0-2-0 against the spread this season
The Xavier Musketeers are 0-2-0 against the over/under this year
Key Missouri Tigers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Xavier Musketeers Injuries
11/11/19 F Daniel Ramsey Concussion is questionable Tuesday vs Missouri
11/11/19 G Paul Scruggs Knee is questionable Tuesday vs Missouri
11/08/19 G Kyky Tandy Foot is out indefinitely
Jeremiah Tilmon comes into this game averaging 15 points per contest while playing 24 minutes per night this year. He grabs 6 rebounds per contest and distributes 1 assist per game. His FG percentage is 75% while his free throw percentage is 63%. Xavier Pinson averages 12 points per contest in 21 minutes per game. He averages 6 assists per game and 3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 55% for the season while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Tyrique Jones scores 19 points per contest while playing 21 minutes per game. He hauls in 9 rebounds per contest and has 2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 75% and his free throw percentage is at 64%. Naji Marshall averages 19 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 29 minutes per game. He also brings in 7 rebounds per game and has 6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
Missouri averages 77 points per contest, which is 149th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 28 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 177th. From 3-point territory they shoot 26%, which is good for 282nd in the nation. They average 43 boards per contest and 15 assists per game, which ranks them 76th and 133rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 218th with 13 per game. The Tigers allow 49 points per contest, which is 17th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 32% shooting percentage and a 24% average from 3-point range, ranking them 33rd and 59th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 33 rebounds a game which ranks 94th, and they allow 10 assists per game which puts them in 107th place in the country. They force 16 turnovers per game which ranks them 225th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Xavier is 124th in the nation with 79 points per contest this season. They are 158th in the country in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 19. They shoot 24% from beyond the arc, which is good for 308th in the NCAA. They are 109th in D-1 in rebounding with 41 boards per contest and 180th in assists per game with 14. The Musketeers are 274th in turnovers per contest with 11. The Musketeers give up 60 points per game, which ranks them 78th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 39% shooting percentage and a 23% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 139th and 35th in those defensive statistics. They rank 78th with 10 dimes allowed per game and 110th with 34 boards surrendered per contest. The Musketeers are 200th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 16 per contest this year.
The Tigers are 128th in the nation in offensive rating with 104.8. In terms of pace they are 200th in the country with 73.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 175th. As a team they are 147th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 86th in Division 1. Missouri is 206th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions.
Xavier is 285th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions. The Musketeers have an offensive rating of 105.4, which is ranked 119th. They are 162nd in D-1 in pace with 74.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 191st. As a unit they are 192nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 213th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Missouri/Xavier college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Missouri +2.5
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