Xavier vs Creighton predictions 1/26/20 College Basketball Picks & Tips
Game: Xavier Musketeers vs Creighton Bluejays
Date: Sunday, January 26, 2020
Location: CHI Health Center Omaha in Omaha, NE
Odds/Point Spread: Creighton -5.5
The Xavier Musketeers head to CHI Health Center Omaha to take on the Creighton Bluejays on Sunday, January 26, 2020. The opening line for this game has Creighton as 5.5 point favorites.
Xavier heads into this matchup with a mark of 13-6. They currently have a point differential of 4.9 as they are averaging 71.5 points per contest while giving up 66.6 per game. Creighton has an overall mark of 15-5. They are averaging 77.6 points per contest and giving up 69.2, which is a point differential of 8.4.
Valuable Xavier Musketeers Betting Trends
The Xavier Musketeers are 5-12-2 against the spread this season
The Xavier Musketeers are 8-11-0 against the over/under this year
Important Creighton Bluejays Betting Trends
The Creighton Bluejays are 10-8-1 against the spread this season
The Creighton Bluejays are 9-9-1 against the over/under this year
Key Xavier Musketeers Injuries
01/25/20 G Quentin Goodin Knee is questionable Sunday vs Creighton
01/25/20 F Daniel Ramsey Knee is questionable Sunday vs Creighton
01/09/20 G Dahmir Bishop Left Team is out for season
Key Creighton Bluejays Injuries
12/29/19 G Davion Mintz Ankle is out for season
11/05/19 C Jacob Epperson Knee is out indefinitely
Paul Scruggs averages 14.2 points per contest in 33.2 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.8 assists per game and 4.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 49% for the season while his free throw percentage is 72%. Naji Marshall comes into this game averaging 16.8 points per contest while playing 34.1 minutes per night. He grabs 5.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is 73%.
Ty-Shon Alexander averages 16.1 points per game and he sees the court an average of 34.5 minutes per game. He also hauls in 5.7 rebounds per game and dishes 2.0 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 85%. Marcus Zegarowski scores 16.4 points per contest while playing 34.6 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.6 rebounds per contest and has 5.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Musketeers allow 66.6 points per contest which is 110th in the country. They also surrender a 40% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 54th and 30th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 36.4 rebounds a game which ranks 244th, and they allow 11.6 assists per game which puts them in 95th place in D-1. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 199th in Division 1. Xavier averages 71.5 points per contest, which is 175th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 4.9 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a unit, which has them ranked 216th. From 3-point territory they shoot 30%, which is good for 317th in the nation. They average 38.9 boards per contest and 14.5 assists per game, which ranks them 54th and 86th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 157th with 13.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bluejays give up 69.2 points per game, which ranks them 183rd in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 42% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 141st and 25th in those defensive statistics. They rank 155th with 12.2 dimes allowed per game and 252nd with 36.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Bluejays are 68th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 12.3 per contest. Creighton is 44th in the country with 77.6 points per contest this season. They are 55th in D-1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 8.4. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 37th in the country. They are 172nd in the nation in rebounding with 35.9 boards per contest and 65th in assists per game with 14.8. The Bluejays are 331st in turnovers per contest with 11.2.
The Musketeers are 206th in the nation in offensive rating with 100.1. In terms of pace they are 166th in the country with 70.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 256th. As a team they are 268th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 224th in Division 1. Xavier is 202nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions.
Creighton is 331st in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions. The Bluejays are 36th in the country in offensive rating with 109.4. In terms of pace they are 138th in Division 1 with 70.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 38th. As a team they are 38th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 86th in the nation.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Xavier +5.5 and over 143 total points
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