Detroit Titans at Xavier Musketeers ATS Prediction 12/21/18

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The Detroit Titans (3-8) will travel to the Cintas Center to take on the Xavier Musketeers (7-5). The game starts at 7 p.m. ET on Friday, December 21, 2018.

Detroit Titans at Xavier Musketeers ATS Odds

In their last game, the Musketeers defeated the IUPUI Jaguars, 82-69, while the Titans fell to the Western Michigan Broncos, 89-76.

Xavier played a nearly flawless game. They had an offensive rebounding percentage of 32.5 and an effective field goal percentage of 0.538. For those same stats, IUPUI was 23.1 and 0.438, respectively. Detroit, on the other hand, had a much better turnover percentage (9.9 vs. 16.1). Xavier rallied around Ryan Welage, who recorded 24 points and seven rebounds. Meanwhile, Antoine Davis had a solid performance for Detroit, finishing with 32 points.

Davis and Josh McFolley have played well over the last five games for Detroit. Davis has averaged 0 points per game, while McFolley has put up 0 points a game during that span.

Xavier could have their way on the offensive side of the ball as their upper-echelon offense squares off against one of the NCAA’s worst defenses. The Musketeers currently rank 45th in effective field goal percentage (0.554), while Detroit ranks 260th in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.520). Moreover, the Titans, who rank 319th in free throw attempt (FTA) rate (0.174), will square off against the Musketeers, who rank 39th in opponents’ FTA rate (0.178).

Detroit Titans at Xavier Musketeers Odds Pick

Prediction: SU Winner – Xavier, ATS Winner – Detroit, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • Xavier ranks 53rd in rebounds allowed per game (32.5) while Detroit ranks 251st (42.6).
  • The Titans rank 21st in steals allowed per game (5.2) while the Musketeers rank 97th (6.4).
  • The Titans average 26.0 three pointers per game, which ranks 46th in the NCAA. The Musketeers rank 223rd in three pointers allowed per game (26.1).
  • Xavier averages 14.3 assists per game, which ranks 98th in the nation. Detroit ranks 230th in assists allowed per game (19.4).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Musketeers have scored an average of 78.8 points per game (2.8 above their season average) and allowed an average of 79.6 points per game (7.8 above their season average).
  • The Titans’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 1.4, down from 9.5 for the season.