Xavier vs. North Dakota State - 11/29/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
North Dakota State Bison (5-2) at Xavier Musketeers (6-0)
College Basketball: Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 6:30 pm (Cintas Center)
The Line: Xavier Musketeers -16 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Xavier Musketeers and the North Dakota State Bison face off on Tuesday at the Cintas Center in college basketball action.
The Xavier Musketeers are 6-0 this season and are ranked 8th in the country. Xavier is averaging 78 points per game and they are shooting 48.8 percent from the floor and 36 percent from beyond the 3-point arc while defensively they are allowing 58.7 points per game and their opponents are shooting 38.7 percent. J.P. Macura leads the Musketeers averaging 17.7 points per game. Trevon Bluiett is averaging 16.8 points and 6.3 rebounds, Edmond Summer is averaging 16.2 points and 5 rebounds, and Sean O’Mara is averaging 7.5 points. Xavier is looking like one of the top teams in the nation and are mowing down their opponents.
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The North Dakota State Bison are 5-2 this season and they are coming off of a loss at Missouri State. North Dakota State is averaging 63.2 points per game and they are shooting 46.7 percent from the floor including 31.6 percent from beyond the 3-point arc while defensively they are allowing 59.6 points and their opponents are shooting 38.5 percent. Paul Miller leads the Bison averaging 14.4 points and 29.9 minutes per game. A.J. Jacbson is averaging 10.8 points, Khy Kabellis is averaging 10.6 points, and Carlin Dupree is averaging 8.3 points. North Dakota State is going to have to dig deep if they hope to stay competitive in this one.
Xavier is 4-1 against the spread in their last 5 home games, 4-1 against the spread following a win, and 0-4 against the spread in their last 4 games against the Summit Conference. North Dakota State is 2-8 against the spread in their last 8 games, 2-7 against the spread in their last 9 road games, and 1-9 against the spread in their last 10 non-conference games.
Xavier is just impressive this season and if NDSU couldn’t get it done against Missouri State they have little to no chance of staying close here.