Creighton at DePaul College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/7/2018
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
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The Creighton Bluejays travel to Wintrust Arena to play the DePaul Blue Demons on Wednesday, February 7, 2018. The opening line for this game has Creighton as 6 point favorites.
Creighton comes into this game with an overall record of 17-6. They currently have a point differential of 12.1 as they are averaging 86.1 points per game while giving up 74.0 per contest. DePaul has an overall mark of 9-13. They are averaging 72.8 points per contest and giving up 73.5, which is a point differential of -0.7.
Valuable Creighton Bluejays Betting Trends
The Creighton Bluejays are 12-10 against the spread this season
The Creighton Bluejays are 12-10 against the over/under this year
Important DePaul Blue Demons Betting Trends
The DePaul Blue Demons are 10-12 against the spread this season
The DePaul Blue Demons are 11-11 against the over/under this year
Key Creighton Bluejays Injuries
12/01/17 C Jacob Epperson Knee is out for season
01/18/18 F Martin Krampelj ACL is out for season
Key DePaul Blue Demons Injuries
12/09/17 G Devin Gage Achilles is out for season
Khyri Thomas averages 14.5 points per game in 30.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.8 assists per contest and 4.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%. Marcus Foster averages 19.9 points per game while playing 30.6 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is at 80%.
Marin Maric averages 12.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.2 rebounds per contest and 1.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 88%. Max Strus averages 17.3 points per game while playing 35.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.4 rebounds per game and has 2.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bluejays allow 74.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 232nd in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 135th and 55th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.0 rebounds a game which ranks 128th, and they give up 14.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 250th place in the country. They force 11.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 40th in college basketball. Creighton averages 86.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 6th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 12.1 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team, which has them ranked 13th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 59th in D-1. They average 37.1 rebounds per game and 18.3 assists per game, which ranks them 105th and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 316th with 11.4 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blue Demons surrender 73.5 points per contest, which ranks them 219th in the country. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 140th and 316th in those defensive statistics. They rank 302nd with 15.2 assists allowed per contest, and 202nd with 35.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Blue Demons are 263rd in the nation in forcing turnovers with 14.6 per game this season. DePaul is 214th in Division 1 with 72.8 points per game this year. They are 288th in the country in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is -0.7. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 313th in the nation. They are 78th in college basketball in rebounding with 37.8 boards per game and 103rd in assists per contest with 14.9. The Blue Demons are 158th in turnovers per game with 13.4.
The Bluejays are 122nd in the country in defensive rating with 99.9, and their offensive rating of 116.2 is ranked 13th. They are 24th in college basketball in pace with 74.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 59% is 8th. As a unit they are 8th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 61% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shot attempts, ranking 44th in D-1. Creighton is 320th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 115th in the country.
DePaul is 209th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 237th in Division 1. The Blue Demons are 196th in the nation in defensive rating with 102.4, and their offensive rating of 101.5 is ranked 247th. They are 100th in D-1 in pace with 71.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 315th. As a unit they are 309th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 290th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Creighton/DePaul college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take DePaul +6
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