Xavier at Georgetown NCAA Basketball Tips 1/31/2019
Thursday, January 31, 2019
Capital One Arena
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The Xavier Musketeers travel to Capital One Arena to play the Georgetown Hoyas on Thursday, January 31, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Georgetown as 3 point favorites.
Xavier comes into this game with an overall record of 11-10. They currently have a point differential of 1.7 as they are averaging 73.7 points per game while giving up 72.0 per contest. Georgetown has an overall mark of 13-7. They are averaging 83.4 points per contest and giving up 78.4, which is a point differential of 4.9.
Valuable Xavier Musketeers Betting Trends
The Xavier Musketeers are 7-13-1 against the spread
The Xavier Musketeers are 10-11-0 against the over/under
Important Georgetown Hoyas Betting Trends
The Georgetown Hoyas are 7-12-1 against the spread
The Georgetown Hoyas are 15-5-0 against the over/under
Key Xavier Musketeers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Georgetown Hoyas Injuries
No key injuries to report
Naji Marshall averages 13.2 points per game in 35.1 minutes per contest. He averages 3.4 assists per contest and 7.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%. Paul Scruggs comes into this contest averaging 13.3 points per game while playing 32.2 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage is at 82%.
Mac McClung averages 13.9 points per game and he sees the court an average of 25.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.3 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 78%. Jessie Govan averages 19.8 points per game while playing 32.4 minutes per contest. He grabs 8.3 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is at 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Musketeers allow 72.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 193rd in Division 1. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 180th and 313th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.6 rebounds a game which ranks 69th, and they give up 15.0 assists per contest which puts them in 305th place in the NCAA. They force 11.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 43rd in the nation. Xavier averages 73.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 172nd in the country. Their average scoring margin is 1.7 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 67th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 261st in D-1. They average 36.2 rebounds per game and 14.2 assists per contest, which ranks them 150th and 128th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 216th with 12.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hoyas surrender 78.4 points per contest, which ranks them 319th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 142nd and 190th in those defensive statistics. They rank 301st with 15.0 assists allowed per contest, and 196th with 35.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hoyas are 103rd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 12.7 per game. Georgetown is 21st in the country with 83.4 points per game this year. They are 123rd in the D-1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 4.9. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 45th in the nation. They are 18th in the country in rebounding with 40.6 boards per game and 9th in assists per contest with 17.7. The Hoyas are 84th in turnovers per game with 14.5.
The Musketeers are 94th in the nation in offensive rating with 108. In terms of pace they are 282nd in the country with 67.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 116th. As a team they are 109th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 231st in Division 1. Xavier is 173rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.4 times per 100 possessions.
Georgetown is 162nd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions. The Hoyas have an offensive rating of 107.9, which is ranked 95th. They are 20th in D-1 in pace with 74.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 111th. As a unit they are 67th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 167th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Xavier/Georgetown college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Georgetown -3
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