Xavier vs Marquette Predictions, Picks, Tips, 1/15/2020
Game: Xavier Musketeers vs Marquette Golden Eagles
Date: Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Location: Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, WI
Odds/Point Spread: Marquette -3
The Xavier Musketeers head to Fiserv Forum to take on the Marquette Golden Eagles on Wednesday, January 15, 2020. The opening line for this game has Marquette as 3 point favorites.
Xavier heads into this matchup with a mark of 12-5. They currently have a point differential of 6.2 as they are averaging 72.2 points per contest while giving up 66.1 per game. Marquette has an overall mark of 11-5. They are averaging 76.7 points per contest and giving up 68.1, which is a point differential of 8.6.
Valuable Xavier Musketeers Betting Trends
The Xavier Musketeers are 4-11-2 against the spread this season
The Xavier Musketeers are 7-10-0 against the over/under this year
Important Marquette Golden Eagles Betting Trends
The Marquette Golden Eagles are 9-7-0 against the spread this season
The Marquette Golden Eagles are 8-8-0 against the over/under this year
Key Xavier Musketeers Injuries
01/10/20 F Daniel Ramsey Knee is out indefinitely
01/09/20 G Dahmir Bishop Left Team is out for season
Key Marquette Golden Eagles Injuries
01/11/20 G Greg Elliott Ankle is questionable
Paul Scruggs averages 14.9 points per contest in 33.5 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.5 assists per game and 4.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 53% for the season while his free throw percentage is 75%. Naji Marshall comes into this game averaging 16.8 points per contest while playing 34.5 minutes per night. He grabs 5.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is 73%.
Sacar Anim averages 12.0 points per game and he sees the court an average of 31.6 minutes per game. He also hauls in 3.9 rebounds per game and dishes 1.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 61%. Markus Howard scores 26.8 points per contest while playing 31.3 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.3 rebounds per contest and has 2.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Musketeers allow 66.1 points per contest which is 103rd in the country. They also surrender a 40% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 58th and 34th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 35.8 rebounds a game which ranks 208th, and they allow 11.6 assists per game which puts them in 103rd place in D-1. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 208th in Division 1. Xavier averages 72.2 points per contest, which is 160th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 6.2 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 174th. From 3-point territory they shoot 30%, which is good for 313th in the nation. They average 38.9 boards per contest and 14.5 assists per game, which ranks them 61st and 94th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 130th with 14.1 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Golden Eagles give up 68.1 points per game, which ranks them 164th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 39% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 42nd and 48th in those defensive statistics. They rank 93rd with 11.5 dimes allowed per game and 227th with 36.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Golden Eagles are 71st in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 12.4 per contest. Marquette is 65th in the country with 76.7 points per contest this season. They are 236th in D-1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 8.6. They shoot 40% from beyond the arc, which is good for 9th in the country. They are 36th in the nation in rebounding with 40.2 boards per contest and 136th in assists per game with 13.9. The Golden Eagles are 126th in turnovers per contest with 14.1.
The Musketeers are 194th in the nation in offensive rating with 100.7. In terms of pace they are 169th in the country with 70.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 216th. As a team they are 226th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 231st in Division 1. Xavier is 161st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.9 times per 100 possessions.
Marquette is 162nd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.9 times per 100 possessions. The Golden Eagles are 126th in the country in offensive rating with 104.2. In terms of pace they are 57th in Division 1 with 73 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 127th. As a team they are 88th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 62nd in the nation.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Xavier +3 and over 142.5 total points
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