Villanova at Xavier College Basketball Parlay 2/24/2019
Sunday, February 24, 2019
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The Villanova Wildcats head to Cintas Center to take on the Xavier Musketeers on Sunday, February 24, 2019. The opening line for this game has Villanova as 4.5 point favorites.
Villanova comes into this game with an overall record of 20-7. They currently have a point differential of 8.3 as they are averaging 75.7 points per game while giving up 67.4 per contest. Xavier has an overall record of 14-13. They are averaging 72.0 points per game and surrendering 71.6, good for a point differential of 0.5.
Valuable Villanova Wildcats Betting Trends
The Villanova Wildcats are 17-10-0 against the spread this season
The Villanova Wildcats are 10-16-1 against the over/under this year
Important Xavier Musketeers Betting Trends
The Xavier Musketeers are 10-16-1 against the spread this season
The Xavier Musketeers are 11-16-0 against the over/under this year
Key Villanova Wildcats Injuries
01/19/19 F Cole Swider Hand is out indefinitely
Key Xavier Musketeers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Eric Paschall averages 17.3 points per contest in 35.5 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.1 assists per game and 6.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% for the season while his free throw percentage is 76%. Phil Booth comes into this game averaging 18.6 points per contest while playing 34.6 minutes per night. He grabs 3.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is 73%.
Paul Scruggs averages 12.0 points per game and he sees the court an average of 32.1 minutes per game. He also hauls in 4.9 rebounds per game and dishes 3.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 77%. Naji Marshall scores 14.3 points per contest while playing 35.4 minutes per game. He hauls in 6.7 rebounds per contest and has 3.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 72%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wildcats allow 67.4 points per contest which is 73rd in the country. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 159th and 167th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 32.7 rebounds a game which ranks 68th, and they allow 13.6 assists per game which puts them in 220th place in D-1. They force 12.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 66th in Division 1. Villanova averages 75.7 points per contest, which is 103rd in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 8.3 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 163rd. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 120th in the nation. They average 35.5 boards per contest and 14.3 assists per game, which ranks them 182nd and 102nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 314th with 11.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Musketeers give up 71.6 points per game, which ranks them 187th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 169th and 276th in those defensive statistics. They rank 283rd with 14.7 dimes allowed per game and 57th with 32.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Musketeers are 43rd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 11.4 per contest. Xavier is 201st in the country with 72.0 points per contest this season. They are 64th in D-1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 0.5. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 218th in the country. They are 144th in the nation in rebounding with 36.1 boards per contest and 75th in assists per game with 14.8. The Musketeers are 118th in turnovers per contest with 13.7.
The Wildcats are 16th in the nation in offensive rating with 113.8. In terms of pace they are 324th in the country with 65.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 49th. As a team they are 45th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 54% of their shots, ranking 2nd in Division 1. Villanova is 296th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions.
Xavier is 72nd 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 105.9, which is ranked 129th. They are 282nd in D-1 in pace with 67.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 99th. As a unit they are 113th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 220th in the country.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Villanova -4.5 and over 137.5 total points
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