Fairfield Stags vs Xavier Musketeers Prediction, 11/15/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Fairfield Stags vs Xavier Musketeers
Date: Tuesday, November 15, 2022
Location: Cintas Center in Cincinnati, OH
The Xavier Musketeers (2-0) will take on the Fairfield Stags (0-2) at Cintas Center on Tuesday.
The Fairfield Stags faced New Hampshire and ended up losing by a score of 83-71 in their last game. In regard to fouls, the Stags ended up finishing with 15 while New Hampshire totaled 14 fouls. They also converted 13 of 24 shots from long range. New Hampshire finished the contest at 77.8% from the charity stripe by converting 14 of their 18 shots. Moreover, New Hampshire snagged 30 rebounds (6 offensive, 24 defensive), but couldn't earn a rejection. New Hampshire earned 13 assists and had 4 steals in this matchup. In reference to defense, Fairfield let their opponent shoot 52.8% from the floor on 28 out of 53 shooting. They also dished out 8 assists for this contest while forcing the other team into 7 turnovers and earning 5 steals. With regard to pulling down boards, they earned 25 with 4 of them being of the offensive sort. From the charity stripe, the Stags made 18 of their 22 attempts for a rate of 81.8%. Fairfield ended the game having earned a 45.1% FG percentage (23 out of 51) and converted 7 of 19 three-point shots.
Caleb Fields is a player who had an impact for the game. He finished 63.6% from the field and dished out 2 dimes. He was on the court for 33 minutes and collected 7 boards. He walked away with 19 points on 7 out of 11 shooting.
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Fairfield will play this game with a mark of 0-2 on the season. They are losing possession via turnover 10.5 times per contest and as a team are committing 22.0 fouls every game. As a team, Fairfield is snagging 30.5 boards per game and has tallied 15 dimes on the year, which is 347th in Division 1 in terms of passing. The Stags are shooting 31.3% on 3-pointers (15 of 48) and 69.2% from the free throw line. They have an average of 65.0 pts per contest (303rd in the nation) while hitting 41.5% from the field.
Defensively, the Stags are able to force 9.0 turnovers per contest while drawing 17.0 fouls. They are ranked 147th in college hoops in giving up assists to their opponents with 23 relinquished for the year. The Stags defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 46.5% (46 of 99) and they concede 36.0 boards per game as a squad. They relinquish 41.3% on 3-point attempts and they rank 302nd in the nation in points per game from their opponents (77.0).
When they last stepped on the court, the Xavier Musketeers walked away with a victory by a final of 86-64 when they played Montana. In relation to how they cleaned up the glass, Xavier permitted Montana to snag 22 overall (8 on the offensive glass). They finished shooting 47.4% from three-point range by shooting 9 of 19 and finished the game at 9 of 13 from the charity stripe (69.2%). The Musketeers permitted Montana to convert 23 of their 52 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 44.2% in this game. When the final whistle blew, the Musketeers ended up shooting 32 for 50 from the field which had them at 64.0%. In reference to shooting from downtown, Xavier buried 8 of 14 attempts (57.1%). They were able to make 14 of the free throws for a rate of 73.7%. Montana earned 17 fouls for the game which got the Musketeers to the free throw line for a total of 19 attempts. They turned the ball over 9 times, while recording 11 steals for the matchup. The Musketeers were able to pull down 18 defensive rebounds and 2 offensive boards totaling 20 in this game.
Zach Freemantle pitched in for the Musketeers in the game. He scored 18 points in his 31 mins on the court and earned 4 dimes in this game. He made 8 of 11 in the matchup for a rate of 72.7%, and accounted for 3 rebounds.
Xavier has a record of 2-0 this year. When it comes to offense, the Musketeers are shooting 57.1% from the floor, which has them ranked 7th in D-1. Xavier has tallied 182 pts this year (91.0 per contest) and they snag 35.5 boards per game. Their rate of earning assists is at 23.5 times per game (8th in college basketball) and they are giving up possession 14.5 times per game. The Musketeers have committed 18.0 fouls every game while shooting 74.5% from the charity stripe.
The Xavier defense gives up 38.9% on 3-point shots (14 of 36) and their opposition makes 71.4% of their free throw shots. They have relinquished 12.0 dimes and 26.5 total boards per game, which ranks them 196th and 16th in those categories. The Musketeers defensively are ranked 192nd in Division 1 in points allowed per game with 68.5. They are able to force 17.0 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 40.2% from the field (155th in college hoops).
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