Villanova Wildcats vs. Xavier Musketeers, Big East Conference game. The Wildcats are number one in the conference and number twenty in the national ranking. Villanova as a team has had a good season, unbeaten in the conference, but with painful defeats. Xavier has not had the best start to the season and the problems continue for the team. The Musketeers are third in the conference but if they lose today they can go down much more in the standings.
Villanova Wildcats: Power over everyone.
The Wildcats have a record of thirteen wins and only four losses, the first two losses were in the first four games of the season. In the conference the Wildcats have been 4-0 unstoppable, the victories in the conference were in the last four games against DePaul 73-68, Providence 65-59, St. John’s 76-71 and Creighton 90-78. The home record is positive with six victories and only two defeats, the last four games were victories at home.
The average at home for the Wildcats has been high this season, up to 73.5 points per game, 24.38 FG points, 73.5% free throws shots and up to 10.50 three pointers per game at home. The defense allows an average of 66.9 points at home, 25.38 FG Points with 6.75 three pointers.
Booth is leading the Wildcats with 22.3 points per game in the conference, Paschall with 20.8 points, Bey with 8.3 points, Samuels with 8.3 and Gillespie with 8.0 points per game. The last game against Xavier was in 2017 with victory for Villanova 95-79 on the road, that same year the other game was at home with another victory for the Wildcats at home 89-65.
Xavier Musketeers: Bad luck.
The Muskeeters have a negative record on the road this season, only one win in four games. The last game on the road was a clear defeat against Marquette 52-70. In the conference the positive with three victories and only two defeats. In the first five games of the season the Musketeers suffered three defeats. So far the record in the last four games is 2-2, the two victories were in conference games.
On the road the average is low for Xavier with only 57.2 points per game, 19.25 FG Points, 67.9% free throws shots and only 5.50 three pointers. The defense allows only 67.0 points per game with 6.50 three pointers.
Xavier has three good players for conference games, Scruggs with 16.6 points per game, Marshall with 14.8 and Hankins with 12.2.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Villanova Wildcats vs. Xavier Musketeers 01/18/2019 is: take the Villanova Wildcats -10 (Point Spread).
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