Wednesday, December 28, 2016
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The DePaul Blue Demons travel to The Pavilion to play the Villanova Wildcats on Wednesday, December 28, 2016.
The Blue Demons come into this game with an overall record of 7-6 and a road record of 0-1. They are 3-9 against the spread and their over/under record is 7-5. The Wildcats have an overall record of 12-0 and a home record of 5-0. They have an over/under record of 6-6 and they are 8-4 against the spread.
Eli Cain comes into this contest averaging 18.2 points per game while playing 32.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Blue Demons. He pulls down 4.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 69%. Billy Garrett averages 14.6 points per game in 28.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.3 assists per contest and 2.8 rebounds per game for DePaul. His field goal percentage is 35% for the year while his free throw percentage is 93%.
Josh Hart averages 20.1 points per game while playing 33.2 minutes per contest this year for the Wildcats. He grabs 6.6 rebounds per game and has 3.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%. Jalen Brunson averages 12.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.1 rebounds per contest and 3.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 91%.
DePaul averages 73 points per contest this season which ranks them 159th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 2.8 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 152nd. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 284th in the country. They average 36.2 rebounds per game and 12.1 assists per game which ranks them 164th and 260th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 214th with 14.2 per game. The Blue Demons allow 70.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 126th in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 116th and 78th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.1 rebounds a game which ranks 140th and they give up 13.8 assists per contest which puts them in 197th place in the country. They force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 98th in Division 1.
Villanova averages 80.8 points per game this year which ranks them 42nd in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 19.7 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team which has them sitting in the 8th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 31st in the nation. They average 35.5 rebounds per game and 14.9 assists per contest which ranks them 194th and 88th respectively. In the turnover department the Wildcats rank 9th with 10.2 per game. The Wildcats allow 61.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 19th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc ranking them 92nd and 16th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 29.2 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 14 assists per contest which puts them in 212th place in the nation. The Wildcats force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 213th in college basketball.
The Blue Demons average 61.2 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 65.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -12.5 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -7.3 per contest. The Blue Demons have an offensive rating of 103.7 and they assist on 48.2% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 70.4 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 29% of their shots. DePaul turns the ball over an average of 17.3 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.8% while their offensive rebound percentage is 32.5%. The Blue Demons give up 73.8 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 73 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Wildcats score 81.4 ppg at home and they have averaged 80.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 23.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 30 points per game. The Wildcats have a rating on offense of 121.1 and 53.1% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 66.7 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 59%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 63% and they attempt 3 pointers on 44% of their shots. Villanova turns it over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 10.2% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 54.8% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 29.1%. The Wildcats give up 51.4 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 57 points per game in their past 3 contests.
DePaul Blue Demons Betting Trends
The DePaul Blue Demons are 3-9 against the spread
The DePaul Blue Demons are 7-5 against the over/under
Villanova Wildcats Betting Trends
The Villanova Wildcats are 8-4 against the spread
The Villanova Wildcats are 6-6 against the over/under
DePaul Blue Demons Injuries
No key injuries to report
Villanova Wildcats Injuries
12/10/16 G Phil Booth Knee out indefinitely
11/12/16 F Omari Spellman Eligibility out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Villanova
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