Saturday, February 4, 2017
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The Marquette Golden Eagles head to Allstate Arena to take on the DePaul Blue Demons on Saturday, February 4, 2017. The opening line for this game has Marquette as 7 point favorites.
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The Golden Eagles come into this game with an overall record of 14-8 and a road record of 2-4. They are 10-11 against the spread and their over/under record is 12-10. The Blue Demons have an overall record of 8-14 and a home record of 8-5. They have an over/under record of 10-10 and they are 7-13 against the spread.
JaJuan Johnson comes into this contest averaging 12.2 points per game while playing 26 minutes per night so far this season for the Golden Eagles. He pulls down 4.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Markus Howard averages 12 points per game in 20.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2 assists per contest and 2.1 rebounds per game for Marquette. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 95%.
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Eli Cain averages 16.8 points per game while playing 33.3 minutes per contest this year for the Blue Demons. He grabs 4.4 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage currently is at 71%. Billy Garrett averages 15.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.6 rebounds per contest and 3.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is 91%.
Marquette averages 83.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 14th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 8.5 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them ranked 20th. Behind the arc they shoot 42% which is good for 4th in the country. They average 33.7 rebounds per game and 16.6 assists per game which ranks them 271st and 27th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 75th with 12.2 per game. The Golden Eagles allow 74.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 227th in the nation. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 226th and 300th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.5 rebounds a game which ranks 81st and they give up 15.5 assists per contest which puts them in 312th place in the country. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 135th in Division 1.
DePaul averages 70 points per game this year which ranks them 235th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -2.7 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 238th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 248th in the nation. They average 34.2 rebounds per game and 11.6 assists per contest which ranks them 249th and 281st respectively. In the turnover department the Blue Demons rank 224th with 13.9 per game. The Blue Demons allow 72.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 179th in the country. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 212th and 187th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 34.8 rebounds a game which ranks 139th and they give up 14.9 assists per contest which puts them in 282nd place in the nation. The Blue Demons force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 86th in college basketball.
The Golden Eagles average 80.1 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 74.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -1.8 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -4.3 per contest. The Golden Eagles have an offensive rating of 116 and they assist on 57% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 71.4 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 57%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 61% and they shoot 3 pointers on 41% of their shots. Marquette turns the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 10.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.2% while their offensive rebound percentage is 28.7%. The Golden Eagles give up 81.9 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 79 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Blue Demons score 75.6 ppg at home and they have averaged 69.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 5.9 points per game. The Blue Demons have a rating on offense of 100.6 and 47.5% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 69.2 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 48%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they attempt 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. DePaul turns it over an average of 17.3 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 49.6% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 30.9%. The Blue Demons give up 69.7 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 76.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Marquette Golden Eagles Betting Trends
The Marquette Golden Eagles are 10-11 against the spread
The Marquette Golden Eagles are 12-10 against the over/under
DePaul Blue Demons Betting Trends
The DePaul Blue Demons are 7-13 against the spread
The DePaul Blue Demons are 10-10 against the over/under
Marquette Golden Eagles Injuries
12/19/16 G Traci Carter Personal has left team
11/22/16 F Sandy Cohen III Personal has left team
11/08/16 G Sacar Anim None expected to redshirt
DePaul Blue Demons Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take Marquette -7
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