Villanova at DePaul College Basketball Picks & Parlay 12/27/2017
Wednesday, December 27, 2017
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The Villanova Wildcats head to Wintrust Arena to take on the DePaul Blue Demons on Wednesday, December 27, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Villanova as 15 point favorites.
Villanova comes into this game with an overall record of 12-0. They currently have a point differential of 22.3 as they are averaging 86.5 points per game while giving up 64.3 per contest. DePaul has an overall record of 7-5. They are averaging 74.1 points per game and surrendering 67.8, good for a point differential of 6.3.
Valuable Villanova Wildcats Betting Trends
The Villanova Wildcats are 8-3 against the spread this season
The Villanova Wildcats are 8-4 against the over/under this year
Important DePaul Blue Demons Betting Trends
The DePaul Blue Demons are 7-5 against the spread this season
The DePaul Blue Demons are 6-6 against the over/under this year
Key Villanova Wildcats Injuries
12/24/17 F Tim Delaney Virus is "?" Wednesday vs Depaul
12/12/17 G Collin Gillespie Hand is out indefinitely
Key DePaul Blue Demons Injuries
12/09/17 G Devin Gage Achilles is out for season
Mikal Bridges averages 17.3 points per contest in 31.1 minutes per game this year. He averages 2 assists per game and 5.8 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 51% for the season while his free throw percentage is 81%. Jalen Brunson averages 18.1 points per contest while playing 30.1 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Marin Maric averages 12.6 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 24.2 minutes per game. He also hauls in 5.2 rebounds per game and dishes 0.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 89%. Max Strus scores 17.3 points per contest while playing 33.9 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 4.2 rebounds per contest and has 1.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wildcats allow 64.3 points per contest which is 33rd in Division 1. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 141st and 64th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 30.8 rebounds a game which ranks 27th, and they allow 12.3 assists per game which puts them in 119th place in the country. They force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 219th in the nation. Villanova averages 86.5 points per contest this year, which is 18th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 22.3 and their shooting percentage is 51% as a unit, which has them ranked 21st. From 3-point territory they shoot 42%, which is good for 12th in college basketball. They average 36.8 boards per contest and 16.8 assists per game, which ranks them 156th and 44th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 334th with 11.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blue Demons give up 67.8 points per game, which ranks them 95th in the country. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 67th and 303rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 175th with 13.2 dimes allowed per game and 216th with 35.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Blue Demons are 305th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 16.3 per contest this year. DePaul is 202nd in Division 1 with 74.1 points per contest this season. They are 245th in the country in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 6.3. They shoot 32% from beyond the arc, which is good for 294th in D-1. They are 188th in college basketball in rebounding with 36.1 boards per contest and 166th in assists per game with 14.3. The Blue Demons are 325th in turnovers per contest with 11.3.
The Wildcats are 5th in the nation in offensive rating with 122.8, and their defensive rating of 91.2 is ranked 31st. In terms of pace they are 205th in the country with 70.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 60% is 7th. As a team they are 6th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 62% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shots, ranking 72nd in Division 1. Villanova is 331st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 105th in the nation.
DePaul is 332nd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 20.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 154th in Division 1. The Blue Demons are 104th in the nation in defensive rating with 96.7, and their offensive rating of 105.6 is ranked 163rd. They are 243rd in D-1 in pace with 69.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 276th. As a unit they are 274th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 299th in the country.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Villanova -15 and over 142.5 total points
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