Xavier vs Villanova NCAA Basketball Point Spread Picks 12/30/2019
Game: Xavier Musketeers vs Villanova Wildcats
Date: Monday, December 30, 2019
Location: Finneran Pavilion in Villanova, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Villanova -6.5
The Xavier Musketeers travel to Finneran Pavilion to play the Villanova Wildcats on Monday, December 30, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Villanova as 6.5 point favorites.
Xavier comes into this game with an overall record of 11-2. They currently have a point differential of 9.8 as they are averaging 73.5 points per game while giving up 63.7 per contest. Villanova has an overall mark of 9-2. They are averaging 78.2 points per contest and giving up 68.0, which is a point differential of 10.2.
Valuable Xavier Musketeers Betting Trends
The Xavier Musketeers are 4-8-1 against the spread
The Xavier Musketeers are 6-7-0 against the over/under
Important Villanova Wildcats Betting Trends
The Villanova Wildcats are 4-6-1 against the spread
The Villanova Wildcats are 7-4-0 against the over/under
Key Xavier Musketeers Injuries
12/22/19 F Daniel Ramsey Knee is questionable
Key Villanova Wildcats Injuries
11/07/19 G Bryan Antoine Shoulder is out indefinitely
Paul Scruggs averages 14.8 points per game in 33.5 minutes per contest. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 4.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%. Naji Marshall comes into this contest averaging 16.2 points per game while playing 33.1 minutes per night. He pulls down 5.9 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 70%.
Collin Gillespie averages 14.2 points per game and he sees the court an average of 30.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.1 rebounds per contest and 4.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 82%. Saddiq Bey averages 15.5 points per game while playing 31.3 minutes per contest. He grabs 5.6 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is at 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Musketeers allow 63.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 73rd in Division 1. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc, ranking them 43rd and 45th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.2 rebounds a game which ranks 168th, and they give up 10.3 assists per contest which puts them in 40th place in the NCAA. They force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 256th in the nation. Xavier averages 73.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 149th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 9.8 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 172nd. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 296th in D-1. They average 39.7 rebounds per game and 14.4 assists per contest, which ranks them 56th and 113th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 132nd with 14.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wildcats surrender 68.0 points per contest, which ranks them 166th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 259th and 254th in those defensive statistics. They rank 213th with 13.0 assists allowed per contest, and 70th with 32.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wildcats are 69th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 12.6 per game. Villanova is 62nd in the country with 78.2 points per game this year. They are 50th in the D-1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 10.2. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 68th in the nation. They are 142nd in the country in rebounding with 37.2 boards per game and 31st in assists per contest with 16.5. The Wildcats are 305th in turnovers per game with 12.0.
The Musketeers are 180th in the nation in offensive rating with 101.6. In terms of pace they are 182nd in the country with 70.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 203rd. As a team they are 217th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 228th in Division 1. Xavier is 161st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.9 times per 100 possessions.
Villanova is 287th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions. The Wildcats have an offensive rating of 113.5, which is ranked 12th. They are 245th in D-1 in pace with 69 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 28th. As a unit they are 23rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shot attempts, ranking 37th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Xavier/Villanova college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Villanova -6.5
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