Monday, February 13, 2017
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The Villanova Wildcats head to Allstate Arena to take on the DePaul Blue Demons on Monday, February 13, 2017. The opening line for this game has Villanova as 19.5 point favorites.
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The Wildcats come into this game with an overall record of 24-2 and a road record of 6-2. They are 14-12 against the spread and their over/under record is 9-17. The Blue Demons have an overall record of 8-17 and a home record of 8-7. They have an over/under record of 12-11 and they are 8-15 against the spread.
Josh Hart comes into this contest averaging 18.8 points per game while playing 33.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Wildcats. He pulls down 6.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is currently at 79%. Jalen Brunson averages 14.2 points per game in 31.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.3 assists per contest and 2.5 rebounds per game for Villanova. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 88%.
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Eli Cain averages 16 points per game while playing 33.2 minutes per contest this year for the Blue Demons. He grabs 4.3 rebounds per game and has 2.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage currently is at 70%. Billy Garrett averages 15.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.7 rebounds per contest and 3.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is 91%.
Villanova averages 77.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 67th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 14.6 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them ranked 9th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 81st in the country. They average 34 rebounds per game and 14.7 assists per game which ranks them 251st and 87th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 27th with 11.3 per game. The Wildcats allow 62.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 13th in the nation. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 51st and 14th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 29.5 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 13.9 assists per contest which puts them in 216th place in the country. They force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 228th in Division 1.
DePaul averages 69.6 points per game this year which ranks them 254th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -4.7 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 255th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 270th in the nation. They average 33.3 rebounds per game and 11.8 assists per contest which ranks them 283rd and 272nd respectively. In the turnover department the Blue Demons rank 237th with 13.9 per game. The Blue Demons allow 74.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 217th in the country. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 270th and 286th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 34.8 rebounds a game which ranks 139th and they give up 15.7 assists per contest which puts them in 320th place in the nation. The Blue Demons force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 78th in college basketball.
The Wildcats average 75.5 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 80 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 9.5 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 13.3 per contest. The Wildcats have an offensive rating of 117.7 and they assist on 54.8% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 65.7 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 58%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 61% and they shoot 3 pointers on 45% of their shots. Villanova turns the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 10.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53.5% while their offensive rebound percentage is 30.2%. The Wildcats give up 66 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 66.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Blue Demons score 74.7 ppg at home and they have averaged 66 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -19.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 1.9 points per game. The Blue Demons have a rating on offense of 100 and 48.6% 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 31% of their shots. DePaul turns it over an average of 17.4 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 48.9% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 30.4%. The Blue Demons give up 72.7 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 85.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Villanova Wildcats Betting Trends
The Villanova Wildcats are 14-12 against the spread
The Villanova Wildcats are 9-17 against the over/under
DePaul Blue Demons Betting Trends
The DePaul Blue Demons are 8-15 against the spread
The DePaul Blue Demons are 12-11 against the over/under
Villanova Wildcats Injuries
11/12/16 F Omari Spellman Redshirt out for season
02/12/17 F Darryl Reynolds Ribs "?" Monday vs. Depaul
02/11/17 F Tim Delaney Hip out for season
01/06/17 G Phil Booth Knee out indefinitely
DePaul Blue Demons Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take Villanova -19.5
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