Seton Hall vs Xavier Expert NCAA Basketball Picks 1/8/2020
Game: Seton Hall Pirates vs Xavier Musketeers
Date: Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Location: Cintas Center in Cincinnati, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Xavier -1.5
The Seton Hall Pirates travel to Cintas Center to play the Xavier Musketeers on Wednesday, January 8, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Xavier as 1.5 point favorites.
Seton Hall comes into this game with an overall record of 10-4. They currently have a point differential of 10.7 as they are averaging 74.9 points per game while giving up 64.2 per contest. Xavier has an overall mark of 12-3. They are averaging 72.8 points per contest and giving up 64.2, which is a point differential of 8.6.
Valuable Seton Hall Pirates Betting Trends
The Seton Hall Pirates are 10-4-0 against the spread
The Seton Hall Pirates are 5-8-1 against the over/under
Important Xavier Musketeers Betting Trends
The Xavier Musketeers are 4-9-2 against the spread
The Xavier Musketeers are 6-9-0 against the over/under
Key Seton Hall Pirates Injuries
12/10/19 F Sandro Mamukelashvili Wrist is out indefinitely
01/03/20 C Ike Obiagu Shoulder left last game, is questionable
Key Xavier Musketeers Injuries
01/05/20 F Daniel Ramsey Knee is questionable
Quincy McKnight averages 11.1 points per game in 28.0 minutes per contest. He averages 4.6 assists per contest and 3.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%. Myles Powell comes into this contest averaging 21.2 points per game while playing 28.0 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is at 77%.
Paul Scruggs averages 14.5 points per game and he sees the court an average of 33.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.1 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 78%. Naji Marshall averages 16.6 points per game while playing 33.9 minutes per contest. He grabs 5.8 rebounds per game and has 3.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 71%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pirates allow 64.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 76th in Division 1. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc, ranking them 31st and 44th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.4 rebounds a game which ranks 281st, and they give up 10.3 assists per contest which puts them in 38th place in the NCAA. They force 15.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 284th in the nation. Seton Hall averages 74.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 109th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 10.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 145th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 107th in D-1. They average 38.1 rebounds per game and 14.5 assists per contest, which ranks them 99th and 105th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 123rd with 14.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Musketeers surrender 64.2 points per contest, which ranks them 75th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 38% shooting percentage and a 28% average from 3-point range, ranking them 30th and 23rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 57th with 10.7 assists allowed per contest, and 190th with 35.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Musketeers are 214th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.7 per game. Xavier is 159th in the country with 72.8 points per game this year. They are 164th in the D-1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 8.6. They shoot 30% from 3-point range, which is good for 312th in the nation. They are 44th in the country in rebounding with 39.9 boards per game and 112th in assists per contest with 14.4. The Musketeers are 94th in turnovers per game with 14.6.
The Pirates are 144th in the nation in offensive rating with 103.2. In terms of pace they are 74th in the country with 72.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 121st. As a team they are 126th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 120th in Division 1. Seton Hall is 148th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.2 times per 100 possessions.
Xavier is 141st in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.3 times per 100 possessions. The Musketeers have an offensive rating of 100.7, which is ranked 197th. They are 166th in D-1 in pace with 70.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 211th. As a unit they are 214th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 224th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Seton Hall/Xavier college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Xavier -1.5
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