Providence at Xavier NCAA Basketball Betting Tips 1/23/2019
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
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The Providence Friars travel to Cintas Center to play the Xavier Musketeers on Wednesday, January 23, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Xavier as 5 point favorites.
Providence comes into this game with an overall record of 11-7. They currently have a point differential of 4.2 as they are averaging 74.2 points per game while giving up 69.9 per contest. Xavier has an overall record of 11-8. They are averaging 73.8 points per game and surrendering 71.6, good for a point differential of 2.3.
Valuable Providence Friars Betting Trends
The Providence Friars are 8-10-0 against the spread
The Providence Friars are 10-8-0 against the over/under
Important Xavier Musketeers Betting Trends
The Xavier Musketeers are 7-11-1 against the spread
The Xavier Musketeers are 9-10-0 against the over/under
Key Providence Friars Injuries
12/12/18 G A.J. Reeves Foot is out 4-6 weeks
01/20/19 F Emmitt Holt Abdominal is out for season
Key Xavier Musketeers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Alpha Diallo comes into this contest averaging 17.2 points per game while playing 36.1 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 8.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 68%. Nate Watson averages 11.1 points per game in 22.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.4 assists per contest and 5.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 57% for the year while his free throw percentage is 59%.
Naji Marshall averages 13.3 points per game while playing 35.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 7.4 rebounds per game and has 3.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is at 73%. Paul Scruggs averages 12.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.0 rebounds per contest and 3.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
Providence averages 74.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 169th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 4.2 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 227th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 103rd in the nation. They average 38.4 rebounds per game and 15.3 assists per game, which ranks them 66th and 72nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 236th with 12.8 per game. The Friars allow 69.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 139th in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 116th and 223rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.2 rebounds a game which ranks 192nd and they give up 11.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 82nd place in Division 1. They force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 188th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Xavier is 178th in the country with 73.8 points per game this year. They are 78th in Division 1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 2.3. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 288th in the nation. They are 143rd in the NCAA in rebounding with 36.4 boards per game, and 134th in assists per contest with 14.2. The Musketeers are 234th in turnovers per game with 12.8. The Musketeers surrender 71.6 points per contest, which ranks them 184th in D-1. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 178th and 293rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 316th with 15.3 assists allowed per contest and 78th with 32.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Musketeers are 54th in country in forcing turnovers with 11.8 per game.
The Friars are 158th in the nation in offensive rating with 104.9. In terms of pace they are 224th in the country with 69.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 249th. As a team they are 258th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 306th in Division 1. Providence is 267th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions.
Xavier is 185th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions. The Musketeers have an offensive rating of 107.9, which is ranked 100th. They are 276th in D-1 in pace with 68 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 130th. As a unit they are 129th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 216th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Providence/Xavier college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Xavier -5
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