Wednesday, February 8, 2017
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The DePaul Blue Demons head to Cintas Center to take on the Xavier Musketeers on Wednesday, February 8, 2017. The opening line for this game has Xavier as 17 point favorites.
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The Blue Demons come into this game with an overall record of 8-15 and a road record of 0-6. They are 7-14 against the spread and their over/under record is 11-10. The Musketeers have an overall record of 17-6 and a home record of 11-1. They have an over/under record of 12-10 and they are 11-11 against the spread.
Eli Cain comes into this contest averaging 16.5 points per game while playing 33.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Blue Demons. He pulls down 4.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is currently at 71%. Billy Garrett averages 15.7 points per game in 29.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.3 assists per contest and 2.7 rebounds per game for DePaul. His field goal percentage is 38% for the year while his free throw percentage is 91%.
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Trevon Bluiett averages 18.6 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per contest this year for the Musketeers. He grabs 6 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 76%. Edmond Sumner averages 15 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.3 rebounds per contest and 5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
DePaul averages 70.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 232nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -3.1 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 234th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 247th in the country. They average 33.9 rebounds per game and 11.9 assists per game which ranks them 261st and 268th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 197th with 13.6 per game. The Blue Demons allow 73.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 199th in the nation. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 241st and 242nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.7 rebounds a game which ranks 136th and they give up 15.2 assists per contest which puts them in 293rd place in the country. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 91st in Division 1.
Xavier averages 76.9 points per game this year which ranks them 74th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 6.5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 110th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 191st in the nation. They average 38.7 rebounds per game and 14.8 assists per contest which ranks them 41st and 83rd respectively. In the turnover department the Musketeers rank 100th with 12.5 per game. The Musketeers allow 70.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 119th in the country. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 171st and 75th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 31.8 rebounds a game which ranks 29th and they give up 14.1 assists per contest which puts them in 233rd place in the nation. The Musketeers force 13 turnovers per game which ranks them 204th in college basketball.
The Blue Demons average 62 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 72.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -15.1 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -11 per contest. The Blue Demons have an offensive rating of 101.3 and they assist on 48.4% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 69.1 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 30% of their shots. DePaul turns the ball over an average of 16.9 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 49.5% while their offensive rebound percentage is 30.7%. The Blue Demons give up 77.1 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 83.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Musketeers score 79.5 ppg at home and they have averaged 78.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 14.8 points per game. The Musketeers have a rating on offense of 109.7 and 56.8% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 69.7 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Xavier turns it over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9.5% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 54.9% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 34%. The Musketeers give up 64.7 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 75.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
DePaul Blue Demons Betting Trends
The DePaul Blue Demons are 7-14 against the spread
The DePaul Blue Demons are 11-10 against the over/under
Xavier Musketeers Betting Trends
The Xavier Musketeers are 11-11 against the spread
The Xavier Musketeers are 12-10 against the over/under
DePaul Blue Demons Injuries
No key injuries to report
Xavier Musketeers Injuries
01/30/17 G Edmond Sumner Knee out for season
01/22/17 G Myles Davis Personal has left the team
Josh's Pick: Take Xavier -17
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