Tuesday, March 1, 2016
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The DePaul Blue Demons travel to The Pavilion to play the Villanova Wildcats on Tuesday, March 1, 2016. The opening line for this game has Villanova as 23 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 144.
The Blue Demons come into this game with an overall record of 9-19 and a road record of 3-9. They are 9-17 against the spread and their over/under record is 14-13. The Wildcats have an overall record of 25-4 and a home record of 13-1. They have an over/under record of 14-14 and they are 14-13 against the spread.
Myke Henry comes into this contest averaging 13.9 points per game while playing 28.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Blue Demons. He pulls down 6.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage is currently at 74%. Billy Garrett averages 13.1 points per game in 27.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.7 assists per contest and 3.1 rebounds per game for DePaul. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Josh Hart averages 15.1 points per game while playing 31.6 minutes per contest this year for the Wildcats. He grabs 7.3 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage currently is at 74%. Kris Jenkins averages 11.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.8 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
DePaul averages 68.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 274th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -6.5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 126th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 227th in the country. They average 34.1 rebounds per game and 12 assists per game which ranks them 259th and 252nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 314th with 14.4 per game. The Blue Demons allow 74.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 237th in the nation. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 153rd and 229th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.3 rebounds a game which ranks 64th and they give up 15 assists per contest which puts them in 295th place in the country. They force 11.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 247th in the Division 1.
Villanova averages 76.8 points per game this year which ranks them 77th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 13.7 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 47th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 252nd in the nation. They average 36.1 rebounds per game and 15.9 assists per contest which ranks them 158th and 32nd respectively. In the turnover department the Wildcats rank 66th with 11.5 per game. The Wildcats allow 63.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the country. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 17th and 113th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 33.4 rebounds a game which ranks 71st and they give up 12.9 assists per contest which puts them in 151st place in the nation. The Wildcats force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 78th in college basketball.
The Blue Demons average 66.4 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 69.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -8.5 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -8.7 per contest. The Blue Demons have an offensive rating of 98.6 and they assist on 49% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 68.9 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 29% of their shots. DePaul turns the ball over an average of 18.9 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 7.2% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.7% while their offensive rebound percentage is 30.7%. The Blue Demons give up 74.9 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 78.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Wildcats score 80.6 ppg at home and they have averaged 83 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 4.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 20.6 points per game. The Wildcats have a rating on offense of 112.9 and 59.9% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 67.7 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 54%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they attempt 3 pointers on 44% of their shots. Villanova turns it over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 10.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 29.9%. The Wildcats give up 60.1 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 78.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
DePaul Blue Demons Betting Trends
The DePaul Blue Demons are 9-17 against the spread
The DePaul Blue Demons are 14-13 against the over/under
Villanova Wildcats Betting Trends
The Villanova Wildcats are 14-13 against the spread
The Villanova Wildcats are 14-14 against the over/under
DePaul Blue Demons Injuries
02/29/16 F Peter Ryckbosch Knee "?" Tuesday vs. Villanova
Villanova Wildcats Injuries
12/19/15 G Donte DiVincenzo Foot out indefinitely
11/10/15 F Tim Delaney Hip out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take DePaul
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