Providence Friars vs Xavier Musketeers Predictions, College Basketball Parlay Picks 2/8/2020
Game: Providence Friars vs Xavier Musketeers
Date: Saturday, February 8, 2020
Location: Cintas Center in Cincinnati, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Xavier -4.5
The Providence Friars head to Cintas Center to take on the Xavier Musketeers on Saturday, February 8, 2020. The opening line for this game has Xavier as 4.5 point favorites.
Providence comes into this game with an overall record of 13-10. They currently have a point differential of 4.7 as they are averaging 70.7 points per game while giving up 66.0 per contest. Xavier has an overall record of 15-8. They are averaging 71.7 points per game and surrendering 67.3, good for a point differential of 4.4.
Valuable Providence Friars Betting Trends
The Providence Friars are 10-12-1 against the spread this season
The Providence Friars are 9-12-2 against the over/under this year
Important Xavier Musketeers Betting Trends
The Xavier Musketeers are 7-14-2 against the spread this season
The Xavier Musketeers are 9-13-1 against the over/under this year
Key Providence Friars Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Xavier Musketeers Injuries
02/06/20 F Tyrique Jones Hand injured last game, is probable
01/09/20 G Dahmir Bishop Left Team is out for season
Alpha Diallo comes into this game averaging 12.9 points per contest while playing 31.7 minutes per night this year. He grabs 7.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 56%. David Duke averages 12.6 points per contest in 32.0 minutes per game. He averages 3.5 assists per game and 4.6 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% for the season while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Naji Marshall scores 16.5 points per contest while playing 34.7 minutes per game. He hauls in 6.0 rebounds per contest and has 3.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 70%. Tyrique Jones averages 13.5 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 26.9 minutes per game. He also brings in 10.8 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 60%.
Useful Team Statistics
Providence averages 70.7 points per contest, which is 196th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 4.7 and their shooting percentage is 40% as a unit, which has them ranked 317th. From 3-point territory they shoot 32%, which is good for 229th in the nation. They average 38.4 boards per contest and 14.7 assists per game, which ranks them 61st and 61st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 184th with 13.2 per game. The Friars allow 66.0 points per contest, which is 92nd in the NCAA. They also surrender a 42% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 140th and 104th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 36.2 rebounds a game which ranks 246th, and they allow 12.0 assists per game which puts them in 143rd place in the country. They force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 294th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Xavier is 165th in the nation with 71.7 points per contest this season. They are 214th in the country in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 4.4. They shoot 31% from beyond the arc, which is good for 295th in the NCAA. They are 19th in D-1 in rebounding with 40.2 boards per contest and 83rd in assists per game with 14.4. The Musketeers are 122nd in turnovers per contest with 13.9. The Musketeers give up 67.3 points per game, which ranks them 121st in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 40% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 42nd and 28th in those defensive statistics. They rank 101st with 11.6 dimes allowed per game and 214th with 35.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Musketeers are 151st in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.3 per contest this year.
The Friars have an offensive rating of 101.1, which is ranked 185th. They are 180th in college basketball in pace with 69.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 46% is 313th. As a unit they are 313th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 200th in D-1. Providence is 236th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions.
Xavier is 183rd 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 100.4, which is ranked 202nd. They are 179th in D-1 in pace with 69.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 251st. As a unit they are 274th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 239th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Providence/Xavier college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Providence +4.5
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