Xavier at Villanova College Basketball Betting Tips 1/18/2019
Friday, January 18, 2019
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The Xavier Musketeers head to Finneran Pavilion to take on the Villanova Wildcats on Friday, January 18, 2019. The opening line for this game has Villanova as 11 point favorites.
Xavier heads into this matchup with a mark of 11-7. They currently have a point differential of 2.9 as they are averaging 73.8 points per contest while giving up 70.8 per game. Villanova has an overall record of 13-4. They are averaging 75.4 points per game and surrendering 66.7, good for a point differential of 8.6.
Valuable Xavier Musketeers Betting Trends
The Xavier Musketeers are 7-10-1 against the spread this season
The Xavier Musketeers are 8-10-0 against the over/under this year
Important Villanova Wildcats Betting Trends
The Villanova Wildcats are 10-7-0 against the spread this season
The Villanova Wildcats are 5-11-1 against the over/under this year
Key Xavier Musketeers Injuries
01/17/19 G Quentin Goodin Knee is questionable Friday vs Villanova
Key Villanova Wildcats Injuries
No key injuries to report
Naji Marshall comes into this game averaging 13.2 points per contest while playing 35.1 minutes per night this year. He grabs 7.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is 73%. Paul Scruggs averages 13.2 points per contest in 31.4 minutes per game. He averages 3.1 assists per game and 5.1 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 51% for the season while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Phil Booth scores 18.2 points per contest while playing 34.2 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.7 rebounds per contest and has 3.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 79%. Eric Paschall averages 16.5 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 34.6 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.4 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
Xavier averages 73.8 points per contest, which is 184th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 2.9 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 79th. From 3-point territory they shoot 32%, which is good for 284th in the nation. They average 36.5 boards per contest and 14.1 assists per game, which ranks them 139th and 154th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 199th with 13.1 per game. The Musketeers allow 70.8 points per contest, which is 165th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 160th and 263rd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 32.6 rebounds a game which ranks 64th, and they allow 14.9 assists per game which puts them in 291st place in the country. They force 11.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 60th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Villanova is 139th in the nation with 75.4 points per contest this season. They are 149th in the country in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 8.6. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 127th in the NCAA. They are 206th in D-1 in rebounding with 35.4 boards per contest and 166th in assists per game with 13.9. The Wildcats are 271st in turnovers per contest with 12.3. The Wildcats give up 66.7 points per game, which ranks them 64th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 185th and 178th in those defensive statistics. They rank 195th with 13.2 dimes allowed per game and 35th with 31.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Wildcats are 97th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 12.6 per contest this year.
The Musketeers are 111th in the nation in offensive rating with 107.5. In terms of pace they are 280th in the country with 68.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 122nd. As a team they are 116th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 197th in Division 1. Xavier is 150th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.6 times per 100 possessions.
Villanova is 208th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions. The Wildcats have an offensive rating of 112.4, which is ranked 41st. They are 325th in D-1 in pace with 66.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 61st. As a unit they are 43rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 52% of their shot attempts, ranking 5th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Xavier/Villanova college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Xavier +11
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