DePaul at Creighton College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/27/2018
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
CenturyLink Center Omaha
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The DePaul Blue Demons travel to CenturyLink Center Omaha to play the Creighton Bluejays on Tuesday, February 27, 2018. The opening line for this game has Creighton as 9.5 point favorites.
DePaul comes into this game with an overall record of 11-17. They currently have a point differential of -1.0 as they are averaging 72.9 points per game while giving up 73.9 per contest. Creighton has an overall mark of 20-9. They are averaging 85.0 points per contest and giving up 74.5, which is a point differential of 10.5.
Valuable DePaul Blue Demons Betting Trends
The DePaul Blue Demons are 15-13 against the spread this season
The DePaul Blue Demons are 15-13 against the over/under this year
Important Creighton Bluejays Betting Trends
The Creighton Bluejays are 13-14 against the spread this season
The Creighton Bluejays are 15-12 against the over/under this year
Key DePaul Blue Demons Injuries
12/09/17 G Devin Gage Achilles is out for season
Key Creighton Bluejays Injuries
12/01/17 C Jacob Epperson Knee is out for season
02/26/18 G Ronnie Harrell Jr. Foot is "?" Tuesday vs Depaul
01/18/18 F Martin Krampelj ACL is out for season
Marin Maric averages 13.9 points per game in 27 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.3 assists per contest and 6.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 56% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%. Max Strus averages 17.1 points per game while playing 35.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is at 80%.
Khyri Thomas averages 15.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.9 rebounds per contest and 2.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 80%. Marcus Foster averages 20 points per game while playing 31 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.8 rebounds per game and has 2.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blue Demons allow 73.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 218th in the nation. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 153rd and 299th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.0 rebounds a game which ranks 188th, and they give up 14.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 287th place in the country. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 276th in college basketball. DePaul averages 72.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 210th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is -1.0 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 258th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 326th in D-1. They average 37.8 rebounds per game and 15.1 assists per game, which ranks them 71st and 84th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 85th with 13.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bluejays surrender 74.5 points per contest, which ranks them 232nd in the country. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 146th and 57th in those defensive statistics. They rank 242nd with 14.2 assists allowed per contest, and 173rd with 34.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bluejays are 55th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 11.6 per game this season. Creighton is 9th in Division 1 with 85.0 points per game this year. They are 10th in the country in shooting at 50%, while their average scoring margin is 10.5. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 57th in the nation. They are 123rd in college basketball in rebounding with 36.3 boards per game and 5th in assists per contest with 18.2. The Bluejays are 308th in turnovers per game with 11.4.
The Blue Demons are 254th in the nation in offensive rating with 101.5, and their defensive rating of 102.9 is ranked 191st. In terms of pace they are 84th in the country with 71.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 302nd. As a team they are 305th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 295th in Division 1. DePaul is 136th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 235th in the nation.
Creighton is 313th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 131st in the nation. The Bluejays are 18th in the country in offensive rating with 115.2, and their defensive rating of 100.9 is ranked 128th. In terms of pace they are 32nd in Division 1 with 73.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 59% is 4th. As a team they are 8th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 61% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shots, ranking 35th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's DePaul/Creighton college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Creighton -9.5
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