Xavier vs Seton Hall Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/1/2020
Game: Xavier Musketeers vs Seton Hall Pirates
Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020
Location: Prudential Center in Newark, NJ
Odds/Point Spread: Seton Hall -9.5
The Xavier Musketeers travel to Prudential Center to play the Seton Hall Pirates on Saturday, February 1, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Seton Hall as 9.5 point favorites.
Xavier heads into this matchup with a mark of 13-8. They currently have a point differential of 3.9 as they are averaging 71.8 points per contest while giving up 67.9 per game. Seton Hall has an overall record of 16-4. They are averaging 74.9 points per game and surrendering 64.8, good for a point differential of 10.2.
Valuable Xavier Musketeers Betting Trends
The Xavier Musketeers are 5-14-2 against the spread
The Xavier Musketeers are 9-11-1 against the over/under
Important Seton Hall Pirates Betting Trends
The Seton Hall Pirates are 13-6-1 against the spread
The Seton Hall Pirates are 8-10-2 against the over/under
Key Xavier Musketeers Injuries
01/29/20 F Daniel Ramsey Knee is questionable
01/09/20 G Dahmir Bishop Left Team is out for season
Key Seton Hall Pirates Injuries
No key injuries to report
Paul Scruggs averages 13.7 points per game in 34.1 minutes per contest. He averages 3.0 assists per contest and 4.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%. Naji Marshall comes into this contest averaging 16.7 points per game while playing 34.7 minutes per night. He pulls down 5.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is at 71%.
Quincy McKnight averages 11.3 points per game and he sees the court an average of 29.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.4 rebounds per contest and 5.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 85%. Myles Powell averages 22.1 points per game while playing 30.4 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.9 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Musketeers allow 67.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 145th in Division 1. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc, ranking them 63rd and 48th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.3 rebounds a game which ranks 239th, and they give up 11.6 assists per contest which puts them in 102nd place in the NCAA. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 178th in the nation. Xavier averages 71.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 162nd in the country. Their average scoring margin is 3.9 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 220th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 305th in D-1. They average 39.2 rebounds per game and 14.7 assists per contest, which ranks them 42nd and 69th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 155th with 13.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pirates surrender 64.8 points per contest, which ranks them 68th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 39% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 20th and 25th in those defensive statistics. They rank 57th with 10.9 assists allowed per contest, and 252nd with 36.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pirates are 287th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 15.2 per game. Seton Hall is 94th in the country with 74.9 points per game this year. They are 107th in the D-1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 10.2. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 190th in the nation. They are 81st in the country in rebounding with 38.0 boards per game and 73rd in assists per contest with 14.6. The Pirates are 117th in turnovers per game with 14.0.
The Musketeers are 206th in the nation in offensive rating with 100.3. In terms of pace they are 187th in the country with 69.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 257th. As a team they are 275th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 232nd in Division 1. Xavier is 206th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions.
Seton Hall is 143rd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.9 times per 100 possessions. The Pirates have an offensive rating of 104.1, which is ranked 124th. They are 67th in D-1 in pace with 71.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 102nd. As a unit they are 102nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 133rd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Xavier/Seton Hall college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Seton Hall -9.5
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