Marquette vs Xavier Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 1/29/2020
Game: Marquette Golden Eagles vs Xavier Musketeers
Date: Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Location: Cintas Center in Cincinnati, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Xavier -1.5
The Marquette Golden Eagles head to Cintas Center to take on the Xavier Musketeers on Wednesday, January 29, 2020. The opening line for this game has Xavier as 1.5 point favorites.
Marquette heads into this matchup with a mark of 14-6. They currently have a point differential of 8.6 as they are averaging 78.2 points per contest while giving up 69.6 per game. Xavier has an overall record of 13-7. They are averaging 71.3 points per game and surrendering 67.1, good for a point differential of 4.2.
Valuable Marquette Golden Eagles Betting Trends
The Marquette Golden Eagles are 13-7-0 against the spread this season
The Marquette Golden Eagles are 12-8-0 against the over/under this year
Important Xavier Musketeers Betting Trends
The Xavier Musketeers are 5-13-2 against the spread this season
The Xavier Musketeers are 8-11-1 against the over/under this year
Key Marquette Golden Eagles Injuries
01/28/20 G Greg Elliott Ankle is questionable Wednesday vs Xavier
01/23/20 F Ed Morrow Personal is out for season
Key Xavier Musketeers Injuries
01/28/20 G Quentin Goodin Knee is questionable Wednesday vs Marquette
01/28/20 F Daniel Ramsey Knee is questionable Wednesday vs Marquette
01/09/20 G Dahmir Bishop Left Team is out for season
Sacar Anim averages 13.0 points per contest in 33.0 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.4 assists per game and 4.1 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% for the season while his free throw percentage is 65%. Markus Howard comes into this game averaging 28.3 points per contest while playing 32.6 minutes per night. He grabs 3.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Paul Scruggs averages 13.8 points per game and he sees the court an average of 33.5 minutes per game. He also hauls in 4.6 rebounds per game and dishes 2.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 72%. Naji Marshall scores 16.7 points per contest while playing 34.2 minutes per game. He hauls in 5.7 rebounds per contest and has 3.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Golden Eagles allow 69.6 points per contest which is 191st in the country. They also surrender a 40% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 45th and 86th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 35.9 rebounds a game which ranks 220th, and they allow 12.1 assists per game which puts them in 145th place in D-1. They force 11.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in Division 1. Marquette averages 78.2 points per contest, which is 32nd in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 8.6 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a unit, which has them ranked 213th. From 3-point territory they shoot 40%, which is good for 7th in the nation. They average 40.3 boards per contest and 13.9 assists per game, which ranks them 20th and 124th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 147th with 13.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Musketeers give up 67.1 points per game, which ranks them 119th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 40% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 59th and 39th in those defensive statistics. They rank 118th with 11.8 dimes allowed per game and 225th with 36.0 boards surrendered per contest. The Musketeers are 181st in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.8 per contest. Xavier is 180th in the country with 71.3 points per contest this season. They are 220th in D-1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 4.2. They shoot 30% from beyond the arc, which is good for 323rd in the country. They are 43rd in the nation in rebounding with 39.2 boards per contest and 77th in assists per game with 14.6. The Musketeers are 146th in turnovers per contest with 13.7.
The Golden Eagles have an offensive rating of 106.6, which is ranked 77th. They are 56th in college basketball in pace with 72.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 96th. As a unit they are 69th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shot attempts, ranking 42nd in D-1. Marquette is 199th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions.
Xavier is 190th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.4 times per 100 possessions. The Musketeers have an offensive rating of 100.1, which is ranked 211th. They are 168th in D-1 in pace with 69.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 266th. As a unit they are 279th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 233rd in the country.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Marquette +1.5 and over 145 total points
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