Boston College at DePaul College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/22/2018
Saturday, December 22, 2018
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The Boston College Eagles head to Wintrust Arena to take on the DePaul Blue Demons on Saturday, December 22, 2018. The opening line for this game has DePaul as 4.5 point favorites.
Boston College heads into this matchup with a mark of 8-2. They currently have a point differential of 7.6 as they are averaging 78.5 points per contest while giving up 70.9 per game. DePaul has an overall record of 8-2. They are averaging 80.4 points per game and surrendering 69.5, good for a point differential of 10.9.
Valuable Boston College Eagles Betting Trends
The Boston College Eagles are 4-6-0 against the spread this season
The Boston College Eagles are 5-5-0 against the over/under this year
Important DePaul Blue Demons Betting Trends
The DePaul Blue Demons are 5-5-0 against the spread this season
The DePaul Blue Demons are 7-3-0 against the over/under this year
Key Boston College Eagles Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key DePaul Blue Demons Injuries
12/19/18 G Jalen Coleman-Lands Hand is out indefinitely
Ky Bowman comes into this game averaging 19.6 points per contest while playing 37.7 minutes per night this year. He grabs 7.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is 83%. Wynston Tabbs averages 15.8 points per contest in 33.1 minutes per game. He averages 3.2 assists per game and 4.6 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% for the season while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Max Strus scores 20.1 points per contest while playing 34.9 minutes per game. He hauls in 8.0 rebounds per contest and has 2.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 73%. Eli Cain averages 14.2 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 34.0 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.3 rebounds per game and has 4.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
Boston College averages 78.5 points per contest, which is 91st in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 7.6 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 140th. From 3-point territory they shoot 32%, which is good for 276th in the nation. They average 40.5 boards per contest and 13.1 assists per game, which ranks them 33rd and 223rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 303rd with 11.7 per game. The Eagles allow 70.9 points per contest, which is 172nd in the NCAA. They also surrender a 39% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 33rd and 146th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 35.4 rebounds a game which ranks 187th, and they allow 15.4 assists per game which puts them in 303rd place in the country. They force 11.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 33rd in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
DePaul is 63rd in the nation with 80.4 points per contest this season. They are 43rd in the country in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 10.9. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 250th in the NCAA. They are 49th in D-1 in rebounding with 39.9 boards per contest and 55th in assists per game with 15.9. The Blue Demons are 156th in turnovers per contest with 13.7. The Blue Demons give up 69.5 points per game, which ranks them 136th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 42% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 110th and 311th in those defensive statistics. They rank 163rd with 12.8 dimes allowed per game and 60th with 32.0 boards surrendered per contest. The Blue Demons are 229th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 14.8 per contest this year.
The Eagles are 96th in the nation in offensive rating with 109.5. In terms of pace they are 180th in the country with 70.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 171st. As a team they are 135th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 177th in Division 1. Boston College is 307th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions.
DePaul is 180th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions. The Blue Demons have an offensive rating of 111.5, which is ranked 65th. They are 160th in D-1 in pace with 71.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 75th. As a unit they are 84th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 178th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Boston College/DePaul college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Boston College +4.5
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