Notre Dame at DePaul College Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/11/2017
Saturday, November 11, 2017
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The Notre Dame Fighting Irish travel to Wintrust Arena to play the DePaul Blue Demons on Saturday, November 11, 2017.
Notre Dame heads into this matchup after finishing last year with a mark of 23-8. They had a point differential of 8.8 as they averaged 78.0 points per contest while giving up 69.2 per game. DePaul had an overall record of 9-22 last season. They averaged 68.9 points per game and surrendered 74.6, good for a point differential of -5.7.
Valuable Notre Dame Fighting Irish Betting Trends
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish were 16-9 against the spread last season
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish were 13-11 against the over/under last year
Important DePaul Blue Demons Betting Trends
The DePaul Blue Demons were 13-17 against the spread last season
The DePaul Blue Demons were 15-14 against the over/under last year
Key Notre Dame Fighting Irish Injuries
11/05/17 F Austin Torres Undisclosed is out indefinitely
Key DePaul Blue Demons Injuries
No key injuries to report
Bonzie Colson averaged 17.8 points per game while playing 32.1 minutes per night last season. He pulled down 10.1 rebounds per game and dished out 1.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage was 40% while his free throw percentage finished at 78%. V.J. Beachem averaged 14.5 points per game in 34.2 minutes per contest last season. He averaged 0.9 assists per contest and 4.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage was 42% for the year while his free throw percentage was 84%.
Eli Cain averaged 15.6 points per game while playing 33.1 minutes per contest last year. He grabbed 4.5 rebounds per game and had 2.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage was 40% and his free throw percentage was at 72%. Billy Garrett averaged 14.9 points per game last season and he saw the court an average of 29.3 minutes per contest. He also averaged 2.9 rebounds per contest and 3.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage was 39% and his free throw percentage was 88%.
Useful Team Statistics
Notre Dame averaged 78.0 points per contest last season, which ranked them 67th in the nation. Their average scoring margin was 8.8 and their shooting percentage was 46% as a team, which had them ranked 85th. Behind the arc they shot 39% which was good for 40th in the country. They averaged 33.8 rebounds per game and 16.0 assists per game, which ranked them 275th and 36th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they ranked 350th with 9.5 per game. The Fighting Irish allowed 69.2 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 99th in Division 1. They also allowed a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 144th and 113th in those defensive categories. Opponents averaged 35.6 rebounds a game which ranked 204th and they gave up 12.9 assists per contest, which put them in 148th place in college basketball. They forced 12.8 turnovers per game which ranked them 144th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
DePaul was 277th in the country with 68.9 points per game last year. They were 252nd in D-1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin was -5.7. They shot 33% from 3-point range, which was good for 289th in college basketball. They were 304th in the nation in rebounding with 33.0 boards per game, and 297th in assists per contest with 11.4. The Blue Demons were 79th in turnovers per game with 14.1. The Blue Demons surrendered 74.6 points per contest, which ranked them 234th in the country. Their defense allowed a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 308th and 253rd in those defensive statistics. They ranked 319th with 15.4 assists allowed per contest and 133rd with 34.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Blue Demons were 247th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.9 per game last season.
The Fighting Irish were 153rd in the country in defensive rating last season with 101.6, and their offensive rating of 114.5 was ranked 16th. They were 261st in college basketball in pace with 67.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% was 48th. As a unit they were 45th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 67th in D-1. Notre Dame was 351st in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year was 49%, which was 117th in the country.
DePaul was 61st in the country in turnovers last year, as they turned the ball over an average of 17.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year was 54%, which was 321st in Division 1. The Blue Demons were 295th in the nation in defensive rating with 107.8, and their offensive rating of 99.5 was ranked 271st. They were 216th in D-1 in pace with 69 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% was 288th. As a unit they were 260th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 290th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Notre Dame/DePaul college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take DePaul
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