Xavier vs Georgetown Predictions, Expert College Basketball Picks 3/1/2020
Game: Xavier Musketeers vs Georgetown Hoyas
Date: Sunday, March 1, 2020
Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, DC
Odds/Point Spread: Georgetown +2
The Xavier Musketeers head to Capital One Arena to take on the Georgetown Hoyas on Sunday, March 1, 2020. The opening line for this game has Xavier as 2 point favorites.
Xavier heads into this matchup with a mark of 18-10. They currently have a point differential of 3.8 as they are averaging 70.8 points per contest while giving up 67.0 per game. Georgetown has an overall mark of 15-13. They are averaging 75.7 points per contest and giving up 73.6, which is a point differential of 2.0.
Valuable Xavier Musketeers Betting Trends
The Xavier Musketeers are 11-15-2 against the spread this season
The Xavier Musketeers are 11-16-1 against the over/under this year
Important Georgetown Hoyas Betting Trends
The Georgetown Hoyas are 12-15-1 against the spread this season
The Georgetown Hoyas are 14-14-0 against the over/under this year
Key Xavier Musketeers Injuries
02/26/20 F Naji Marshall Arm left last game, is questionable
02/07/20 F Dieonte Miles Knee is out indefinitely
01/09/20 G Dahmir Bishop Left Team is out for season
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
02/26/20 C Omer Yurtseven Ankle is questionable
02/26/20 G Mac McClung Foot is questionable
Naji Marshall comes into this game averaging 16.3 points per contest while playing 35.2 minutes per night this year. He grabs 6.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.9 assists per game. His FG percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage is 69%. Tyrique Jones averages 13.7 points per contest in 27.8 minutes per game. He averages 1.5 assists per game and 11.1 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 55% for the season while his free throw percentage is 60%.
Omer Yurtseven scores 15.8 points per contest while playing 27.5 minutes per game. He hauls in 10.0 rebounds per contest and has 1.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is at 76%. Jahvon Blair averages 10.4 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 24.4 minutes per game. He also brings in 2.8 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
Xavier averages 70.8 points per contest, which is 186th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 3.8 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a unit, which has them ranked 198th. From 3-point territory they shoot 31%, which is good for 276th in the nation. They average 39.4 boards per contest and 14.7 assists per game, which ranks them 26th and 56th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 128th with 13.8 per game. The Musketeers allow 67.0 points per contest, which is 112th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 40% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 44th and 23rd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 35.6 rebounds a game which ranks 211th, and they allow 12.1 assists per game which puts them in 136th place in the country. They force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 140th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Georgetown is 58th in the nation with 75.7 points per contest this season. They are 157th in the country in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 2.0. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 86th in the NCAA. They are 48th in D-1 in rebounding with 38.6 boards per contest and 38th in assists per game with 15.0. The Hoyas are 165th in turnovers per contest with 13.3. The Hoyas give up 73.6 points per game, which ranks them 285th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 191st and 306th in those defensive statistics. They rank 323rd with 15.4 dimes allowed per game and 174th with 34.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Hoyas are 177th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.4 per contest this year.
The Musketeers are 203rd in the nation in offensive rating with 100. In terms of pace they are 173rd in the country with 69.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 233rd. As a team they are 264th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 244th in Division 1. Xavier is 170th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.6 times per 100 possessions.
Georgetown is 217th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions. The Hoyas have an offensive rating of 105.5, which is ranked 91st. They are 65th in D-1 in pace with 71.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 219th. As a unit they are 141st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 320th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Xavier/Georgetown college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Xavier -2
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