Tuesday, February 2, 2016
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The Providence Friars travel to Allstate Arena to play the DePaul Blue Demons on Tuesday, February 2, 2016. The opening line for this game has Providence as 6 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 140.
The Friars come into this game with an overall record of 18-4 and a road record of 6-0. They are 13-8 against the spread and their over/under record is 12-9. The Blue Demons have an overall record of 7-14 and a home record of 3-6. They have an over/under record of 8-12 and they are 7-12 against the spread.
Ben Bentil comes into this contest averaging 20.3 points per game while playing 33.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Friars. He pulls down 8.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Kris Dunn averages 17.4 points per game in 32.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.9 assists per contest and 6.1 rebounds per game for Providence. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 69%.
Myke Henry averages 14 points per game while playing 28.2 minutes per contest this year for the Blue Demons. He grabs 6 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage currently is at 76%. Billy Garrett averages 13.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.1 rebounds per contest and 3.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Providence averages 74.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 136th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 6.6 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 219th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 321st in the country. They average 37.6 rebounds per game and 15.6 assists per game which ranks them 99th and 50th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 91st with 11.9 per game. The Friars allow 67.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 67th in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 134th and 35th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.4 rebounds a game which ranks 143rd and they give up 13.1 assists per contest which puts them in 171st place in the country. They force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the Division 1.
DePaul averages 68.3 points per game this year which ranks them 268th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -4.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 108th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 175th in the nation. They average 34.4 rebounds per game and 12.4 assists per contest which ranks them 248th and 214th respectively. In the turnover department the Blue Demons rank 277th with 14 per game. The Blue Demons allow 73 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 196th in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 119th and 206th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 32.9 rebounds a game which ranks 51st and they give up 13.9 assists per contest which puts them in 219th place in the nation. The Blue Demons force 11.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 298th in college basketball.
The Friars average 73 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 74.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 5.2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 1 per contest. The Friars have an offensive rating of 105.1 and they assist on 60.4% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 70.1 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 48%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they shoot 3 pointers on 34% of their shots. Providence turns the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 10% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.5% while their offensive rebound percentage is 33.4%. The Friars give up 67.8 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 73.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Blue Demons score 70.7 ppg at home and they have averaged 58.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -11.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -3.1 points per game. The Blue Demons have a rating on offense of 99.6 and 50.9% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 68.2 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 29% of their shots. DePaul turns it over an average of 18.7 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 6.5% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.3% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 31.5%. The Blue Demons give up 73.8 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 69.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Providence Friars Betting Trends
The Providence Friars are 13-8 against the spread
The Providence Friars are 12-9 against the over/under
DePaul Blue Demons Betting Trends
The DePaul Blue Demons are 7-12 against the spread
The DePaul Blue Demons are 8-12 against the over/under
Providence Friars Injuries
02/01/16 F Quadree Smith Hand "?" Tuesday vs. Depaul
DePaul Blue Demons Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take Providence
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