Georgetown vs Xavier predictions 1/22/2020 College Basketball Picks & Tips
Game: Georgetown Hoyas vs Xavier Musketeers
Date: Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Location: Cintas Center in Cincinnati, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Xavier -3
The Georgetown Hoyas travel to Cintas Center to play the Xavier Musketeers on Wednesday, January 22, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Xavier as 3 point favorites.
Georgetown heads into this matchup with a mark of 12-7. They currently have a point differential of 5.4 as they are averaging 79.1 points per contest while giving up 73.6 per game. Xavier has an overall record of 12-6. They are averaging 71.8 points per game and surrendering 67.1, good for a point differential of 4.7.
Valuable Georgetown Hoyas Betting Trends
The Georgetown Hoyas are 9-9-1 against the spread
The Georgetown Hoyas are 10-9-0 against the over/under
Important Xavier Musketeers Betting Trends
The Xavier Musketeers are 4-12-2 against the spread
The Xavier Musketeers are 8-10-0 against the over/under
Key Georgetown Hoyas Injuries
12/13/19 F Galen Alexander Personal is out for season
12/13/19 F Myron Gardner Personal is out for season
12/02/19 G James Akinjo Dismissed is out for season
12/02/19 F Josh LeBlanc Dismissed is out for season
Key Xavier Musketeers Injuries
01/15/20 F Daniel Ramsey Knee is questionable
01/09/20 G Dahmir Bishop Left Team is out for season
Mac McClung averages 16.5 points per game in 27.1 minutes per contest. He averages 2.7 assists per contest and 3.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%. Omer Yurtseven comes into this contest averaging 16.9 points per game while playing 27.2 minutes per night. He pulls down 9.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is at 76%.
Paul Scruggs averages 14.7 points per game and he sees the court an average of 33.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.4 rebounds per contest and 2.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 72%. Naji Marshall averages 16.7 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per contest. He grabs 5.8 rebounds per game and has 3.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hoyas allow 73.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 285th in Division 1. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 181st and 301st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.4 rebounds a game which ranks 95th, and they give up 14.8 assists per contest which puts them in 304th place in the NCAA. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 213th in the nation. Georgetown averages 79.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 25th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 5.4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 69th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 65th in D-1. They average 39.7 rebounds per game and 16.1 assists per contest, which ranks them 37th and 28th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 109th with 14.2 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Musketeers surrender 67.1 points per contest, which ranks them 129th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 70th and 45th in those defensive statistics. They rank 109th with 11.7 assists allowed per contest, and 240th with 36.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Musketeers are 208th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.2 per game. Xavier is 167th in the country with 71.8 points per game this year. They are 196th in the D-1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 4.7. They shoot 29% from 3-point range, which is good for 320th in the nation. They are 75th in the country in rebounding with 38.4 boards per game and 93rd in assists per contest with 14.4. The Musketeers are 142nd in turnovers per game with 13.8.
The Hoyas are 59th in the nation in offensive rating with 107.7. In terms of pace they are 41st in the country with 73.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 118th. As a team they are 82nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 329th in Division 1. Georgetown is 187th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.6 times per 100 possessions.
Xavier is 193rd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions. The Musketeers have an offensive rating of 100.2, which is ranked 206th. They are 163rd in D-1 in pace with 70.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 241st. As a unit they are 252nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 225th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Georgetown/Xavier college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Xavier -3
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