Xavier at Butler NCAA Basketball Parlay 3/5/2019
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
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The Xavier Musketeers head to Hinkle Fieldhouse to take on the Butler Bulldogs on Tuesday, March 5, 2019. The opening line for this game has Butler as 5 point favorites.
Xavier comes into this game with an overall record of 16-13. They currently have a point differential of 1.2 as they are averaging 72.2 points per game while giving up 71.0 per contest. Butler has an overall record of 15-14. They are averaging 72.4 points per game and surrendering 69.9, good for a point differential of 2.5.
Valuable Xavier Musketeers Betting Trends
The Xavier Musketeers are 12-16-1 against the spread this season
The Xavier Musketeers are 12-17-0 against the over/under this year
Important Butler Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Butler Bulldogs are 11-17-1 against the spread this season
The Butler Bulldogs are 14-15-0 against the over/under this year
Key Xavier Musketeers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Butler Bulldogs Injuries
02/09/19 G Jerald Gillens-Butler Hand is out indefinitely
Quentin Goodin averages 11.8 points per contest in 33.9 minutes per game this year. He averages 4.6 assists per game and 2.9 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 38% for the season while his free throw percentage is 68%. Naji Marshall comes into this game averaging 15.0 points per contest while playing 35.6 minutes per night. He grabs 6.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 72%.
Paul Jorgensen averages 11.4 points per game and he sees the court an average of 25.6 minutes per game. He also hauls in 3.0 rebounds per game and dishes 1.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 69%. Kamar Baldwin scores 17.4 points per contest while playing 34.5 minutes per game. He hauls in 5.0 rebounds per contest and has 3.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Musketeers allow 71.0 points per contest which is 172nd in the country. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 158th and 262nd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 32.1 rebounds a game which ranks 47th, and they allow 14.6 assists per game which puts them in 284th place in D-1. They force 11.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 40th in Division 1. Xavier averages 72.2 points per contest, which is 192nd in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 1.2 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 52nd. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 211th in the nation. They average 36.1 boards per contest and 14.7 assists per game, which ranks them 143rd and 85th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 110th with 13.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bulldogs give up 69.9 points per game, which ranks them 145th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 259th and 217th in those defensive statistics. They rank 83rd with 11.9 dimes allowed per game and 139th with 34.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Bulldogs are 146th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 12.8 per contest. Butler is 185th in the country with 72.4 points per contest this season. They are 169th in D-1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 2.5. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 125th in the country. They are 301st in the nation in rebounding with 32.8 boards per contest and 188th in assists per game with 13.3. The Bulldogs are 320th in turnovers per contest with 11.0.
The Musketeers are 106th in the nation in offensive rating with 106.8. In terms of pace they are 288th in the country with 67.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 83rd. As a team they are 94th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 201st in Division 1. Xavier is 71st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.5 times per 100 possessions.
Butler is 318th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions. The Bulldogs are 102nd in the country in offensive rating with 107. In terms of pace they are 289th in Division 1 with 67.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 126th. As a team they are 132nd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shots, ranking 79th in the nation.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Xavier +5 and under 139.5 total points
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