Detroit at Xavier 12/21/18 - NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions

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Last Updated: 08/21/2019 at 11:16 AM ET

Detroit at Xavier 12/21/18 - NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions

The Detroit Mercy Titans visit Cintas Center in Cincinnati, Ohio on Friday to play the Xavier Musketeers. The Titans fell to 3-8 on the season following their 63-61 loss to Ohio on Saturday. The Titans battled back from a 19-point deficit in the second half, but came up two points short. Antoine Davis led the Titans with 19 points.

Xavier fell to 7-5 on the season following a 71-56 loss on the road to Missouri. Xavier fell behind at the half 41-27 and could not fight back. The Musketeers shot just 39% from the field and turned the ball over 17 times. Quentin Goodin led the Musketeers in the loss with 21 points and six assists. Antoine Davis is leading Detroit Mercy in scoring and assists with averages of 26.6 points and 3.5 assists per game. The leading rebounder on the Titans is Chris Brandon with an average of 4.7 per game. The Titans are shooting 39.7% from the field and 37.9% from 3-point territory.

Quentin Goodin is the leading scorer and leads in assists with averages of 13.5 points and 5.1 assists per game for Xavier. Naji Marshall is the second leading scorer and second in rebounds with averages of 12.5 points and 7.5 rebound per game. The leading rebounder is Tyrique Jones with an average of 7.8 per game. Xavier is shooting 49.0% from the field and 33.1% from 3-point territory.

Xavier has covered the number in just 2 of its last 11 at home. Detroit Mercy has covered 8 of its last 10 overall, 7 of its last 9 versus Big East opponents and 6 of its last 7 following a win ATS. The Titans have also covered 8 of the last 10 non-conference games. Final Score Prediction, Xavier Musketeers win but fall short ATS 79-66.

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