Toledo at Xavier College Basketball Picks and Tips 3/20/2019
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
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The Toledo Rockets travel to Cintas Center to play the Xavier Musketeers on Wednesday, March 20, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Xavier as 4.5 point favorites.
Toledo comes into this game with an overall record of 25-6. They currently have a point differential of 9.2 as they are averaging 77.3 points per game while giving up 68.1 per contest. Xavier has an overall mark of 17-14. They are averaging 71.9 points per contest and giving up 70.6, which is a point differential of 1.3.
Valuable Toledo Rockets Betting Trends
The Toledo Rockets are 18-13-0 against the spread
The Toledo Rockets are 13-17-0 against the over/under
Important Xavier Musketeers Betting Trends
The Xavier Musketeers are 15-17-1 against the spread
The Xavier Musketeers are 13-18-0 against the over/under
Key Toledo Rockets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Xavier Musketeers Injuries
03/05/19 G Keonte Kennedy Personal is out for season
Nate Navigato averages 12.6 points per game in 33.2 minutes per contest. He averages 2.6 assists per contest and 3.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%. Jaelan Sanford comes into this contest averaging 15.3 points per game while playing 33.3 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is at 83%.
Paul Scruggs averages 12.6 points per game and he sees the court an average of 32.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.0 rebounds per contest and 3.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 75%. Naji Marshall averages 14.4 points per game while playing 35.7 minutes per contest. He grabs 6.7 rebounds per game and has 3.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is at 71%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Rockets allow 68.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 86th in Division 1. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 48th and 46th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.7 rebounds a game which ranks 173rd, and they give up 10.1 assists per contest which puts them in 13th place in the NCAA. They force 11.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 39th in the nation. Toledo averages 77.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 64th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 9.2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 110th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 31st in D-1. They average 39.0 rebounds per game and 16.4 assists per contest, which ranks them 24th and 18th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 240th with 12.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Musketeers surrender 70.6 points per contest, which ranks them 164th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 146th and 243rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 275th with 14.3 assists allowed per contest, and 36th with 31.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Musketeers are 14th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 10.6 per game. Xavier is 190th in the country with 71.9 points per game this year. They are 53rd in the D-1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 1.3. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 234th in the nation. They are 134th in the country in rebounding with 36.1 boards per game and 69th in assists per contest with 14.8. The Musketeers are 171st in turnovers per game with 13.0.
The Rockets are 56th in the nation in offensive rating with 109.9. In terms of pace they are 144th in the country with 69.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 65th. As a team they are 61st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shots, ranking 73rd in Division 1. Toledo is 245th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions.
Xavier is 115th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.8 times per 100 possessions. The Musketeers have an offensive rating of 106.9, which is ranked 104th. They are 298th in D-1 in pace with 66.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 82nd. As a unit they are 97th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 194th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Toledo/Xavier college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Xavier -4.5
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