Xavier Musketeers vs. Alabama Crimson Tide - 11/26/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Alabama Crimson Tide (2-1) at Xavier Musketeers (4-0)
College Basketball: Thursday, November 26, 2015 at 12:00 pm (HP Field House)
The Line: Xavier Musketeers -8.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Alabama Crimson Tide will play the Xavier Musketeers in a non-conference game at the HP Field House in Flordia.
The Xavier Musketeers are 4-0 and are coming off of a win against Northern Kentucky by a score of 78-66. Xavier didn’t play particularly well, but were able to overcome that and get the victory. Trevon Bluiett led Xavier in this game with 14 points, 16 rebounds, and 5 assists. James Farr came off of the bench for Xavier and scored 13 points, while adding 8 rebounds. Xavier out rebounded their opponent by a total of 45-34 and had 16 assists in their victory. Xavier is averaging 80.8 points per game while giving up 68.5 points per game. Xavier is averaging 43.5 rebounds per game and 14.3 assists per game. Trevon Bluiett leads Xavier with 14.3 points per game, while adding 9.5 rebounds per game. James Farr leads Xavier in rebounding with 10 rebounds per game and also has 10 points per game. Xavier is shooting 80.5% on free throws, 35% on three-pointes, and 41% on all field goal attempts.
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The Alabama Crimson Tide are 2-1 and are coming off of a win against Louisiana Lafayette by a score of 105-93. There wasn’t a whole lot of defense played in this game, but Alabama was able to out hold off the pesky UL-Lafayette team. Shannon Hale, Riley Norris, and Justin Coleman led the way for Alabama with 18 points each. Alabama was out rebounded by a total of 43-32 and had 19 assists in their victory. Alabama is averaging 76.7 points per game while giving up 79 points per game. Alabama is also averaging 34.7 rebounds per game and 13.3 assists per game. Retin Obasohan leads Alabama with 14 points per game. Dazon Ingram leads Alabama with 6 rebounds per game, while also scoring 9.3 points per game. Alabama is shooting 63.3% on free throws, 38.7% on three-pointers, and 45.1% on all field goal attempts.
Alabama is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 neutral site games. Alabama is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games against the Big East. The over is 4-1 in Alabama’s last 5 games overall. Xavier is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 neutral site games. Xavier is 12-5 ATS in their last 17 games against the SEC. The under is 6-1 in Xavier’s last 7 neutral site games.
Alabama has been inconsistent to start this season. They lost by 32 points to Dayton where they only scored 47 points, but answered with a 105-point outburst in their last game. Xavier has looked very good to start this season, with a quality win at Michigan by 16 points. I think Xavier is the better team and will win this game easily.