Tuesday, February 9, 2016
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The Villanova Wildcats travel to Allstate Arena to play the DePaul Blue Demons on Tuesday, February 9, 2016. The opening line for this game has Villanova as 14 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 136.
The Wildcats come into this game with an overall record of 20-3 and a road record of 7-1. They are 11-10 against the spread and their over/under record is 9-13. The Blue Demons have an overall record of 8-15 and a home record of 4-6. They have an over/under record of 10-12 and they are 8-13 against the spread.
Josh Hart comes into this contest averaging 15.4 points per game while playing 31.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Wildcats. He pulls down 7.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage is currently at 72%. Ryan Arcidiacono averages 12.5 points per game in 31.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4 assists per contest and 2.7 rebounds per game for Villanova. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Myke Henry averages 15 points per game while playing 29 minutes per contest this year for the Blue Demons. He grabs 6.3 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 75%. Billy Garrett averages 13.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.2 rebounds per contest and 3.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Villanova averages 75.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 109th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 14.4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 71st. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 248th in the country. They average 36.7 rebounds per game and 15.6 assists per game which ranks them 137th and 48th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 58th with 11.5 per game. The Wildcats allow 61 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the nation. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 10th and 84th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.7 rebounds a game which ranks 77th and they give up 12 assists per contest which puts them in 94th place in the country. They force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 83rd in the Division 1.
DePaul averages 68.6 points per game this year which ranks them 260th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -4.9 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 100th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 188th in the nation. They average 34.6 rebounds per game and 12.4 assists per contest which ranks them 245th and 219th respectively. In the turnover department the Blue Demons rank 288th with 14.1 per game. The Blue Demons allow 73.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 208th in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 128th and 234th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 33 rebounds a game which ranks 55th and they give up 14.4 assists per contest which puts them in 253rd place in the nation. The Blue Demons force 11.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 285th in college basketball.
The Wildcats average 68.7 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 5.7 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 17.3 per contest. The Wildcats have an offensive rating of 112.1 and they assist on 59.3% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 66.9 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 45% of their shots. Villanova turns the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 10.5% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.2% while their offensive rebound percentage is 30.9%. The Wildcats give up 63 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 57 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Blue Demons score 71.3 ppg at home and they have averaged 69.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -12 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -2.1 points per game. The Blue Demons have a rating on offense of 99.6 and 50.3% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 68.5 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 6.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.3% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 31.6%. The Blue Demons give up 73.4 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 81.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Villanova Wildcats Betting Trends
The Villanova Wildcats are 11-10 against the spread
The Villanova Wildcats are 9-13 against the over/under
DePaul Blue Demons Betting Trends
The DePaul Blue Demons are 8-13 against the spread
The DePaul Blue Demons are 10-12 against the over/under
Villanova Wildcats Injuries
12/19/15 G Donte DiVincenzo Foot out indefinitely
11/10/15 F Tim Delaney Hip out indefinitely
02/08/16 F Daniel Ochefu Concussion "?" Tuesday vs. Depaul
DePaul Blue Demons Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take Villanova
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