Robert Morris Colonials vs Xavier Musketeers Prediction, 11/6/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Robert Morris Colonials vs Xavier Musketeers
Date: Monday, November 6, 2023
Location: Cintas Center in Cincinnati, OH
The Robert Morris Colonials (16-17 last season) are traveling to Cintas Center on Monday where they will take on the Xavier Musketeers (27-10 last year).
The Robert Morris Colonials faced off with Cleveland State and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 75-70 in their last contest. Robert Morris wrapped up the contest with a 43.5% field goal percentage (27 of 62) and made 6 out of their 19 shots from downtown. From the free throw line, the Colonials made 10 of 12 tries for a percentage of 83.3%. When it comes to grabbing boards, they collected 31 with 8 of them being offensive. They also recorded 16 assists for this contest in addition to forcing the other team into 11 turnovers and having 5 steals. In the matter of the defense, Robert Morris allowed their opponent to shoot 46.7% from the floor on 28 of 60 shooting. Cleveland State doled out 13 assists and had 6 steals in this game. In addition, Cleveland State snagged 31 boards (9 offensive, 22 defensive), but couldn't earn a rejection. Cleveland State finished shooting 80.0% from the free throw line by knocking down 16 of their 20 attempts. They made 3 of 14 shots from beyond the arc. When it comes to personal fouls, the Colonials ended up with 21 while Cleveland State racked up 12 personal fouls.
Stephaun Walker is one player who was important for this contest. He ended up walking away with 15 points on 6 out of 10 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 28 mins played and totaled 6 boards. He walked away from this one shooting 60.0% from the floor and also dished out 1 assist.
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Robert Morris will play this contest after finishing with a record of 16-17 last season. They gave up possession 13.1 times per game and as a unit committed 16.2 fouls on a nightly basis. As a squad, Robert Morris grabbed 34.7 rebounds per contest and accumulated 457 assists over the course of last year, which had them ranked 122nd in D-1 in terms of passing the rock. The Colonials connected on 33.4% on shots from 3-point land (235 of 703) and 72.1% from the free throw line. They averaged 69.3 pts per contest (238th in D-1) while hitting 44.3% from the floor.
Defensively, the Colonials forced 13.2 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 15.4 personal fouls. They were 31st in D-1 in giving up assists with 349 surrendered last season. The Colonials gave up a field goal percentage of 43.3% (793 of 1,831) and they conceded 33.6 boards per contest as a basketball team. They surrendered 35.4% on shots from distance and they ranked 78th in college basketball in PPG allowed (66.8).
When they last played, the Xavier Musketeers walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 83-71 against Texas. In the matter of rebounding, Xavier allowed Texas to collect 30 in total (5 on the offensive side). They wrapped up this game 58.3% from beyond the arc by connecting on 7 out of 12 and ended up shooting 12 out of 19 at the free throw line (63.2%). The Musketeers allowed Texas to make 32 of their 61 attempts from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 52.5% for the contest. When this game wrapped up, the Musketeers went 28 for 64 from the floor which had them shooting 43.8%. With regard to shots from 3-point land, Xavier made 7 of their 17 tries (41.2%). They were able to make 8 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 66.7%. Texas was called for 16 personal fouls in the matchup which took the Musketeers to the free throw line for 12 attempts. They turned the ball over 12 times, while recording 2 steals in this matchup. The Musketeers earned 24 defensive boards and 9 offensive boards for a total of 33 for the game.
Adam Kunkel was important for the Musketeers for the contest. He converted 8 of 10 in this contest for a field goal rate of 80.0%, and accounted for 1 rebound. He accumulated 21 points in his 34 mins of playing time and accounted for 1 assist in this matchup.
Xavier had a mark of 27-10 last season. In terms of offensive execution, the Musketeers hit 49.2% from the floor, which ranked them 7th in D-1. Xavier earned 2,995 pts throughout last season (80.9 per game) and they grabbed 37.7 rebounds per contest. They got an assist 19.1 times per game (1st in Division 1) and they lost possession via turnover 12.4 times per game. The Musketeers were responsible for committing 16.0 fouls every game and they connected on 71.0% from the free throw line.
The Xavier defense surrendered 35.8% on shots from 3-point land (274 of 765) and their opposition knocked down 71.7% of their free throw attempts. They conceded 14.6 dimes and 32.3 rebounds per game, which had them ranked 321st and 70th in college hoops. The Musketeers on defense were ranked 293rd in D-1 in points per game surrendered with 74.1. They were able to force 11.7 turnovers per game and allowed teams to shoot 44.3% from the floor (217th in college basketball).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Xavier
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