DePaul at Northwestern College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/8/2018
Saturday, December 8, 2018
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The DePaul Blue Demons head to Welsh-Ryan Arena to take on the Northwestern Wildcats on Saturday, December 8, 2018. The opening line for this game has Northwestern as 9.5 point favorites.
DePaul comes into this game with an overall record of 5-1. They currently have a point differential of 8.7 as they are averaging 76.8 points per game while giving up 68.2 per contest. Northwestern has an overall record of 6-3. They are averaging 72.1 points per game and surrendering 61.9, good for a point differential of 10.2.
Valuable DePaul Blue Demons Betting Trends
The DePaul Blue Demons are 3-3-0 against the spread this season
The DePaul Blue Demons are 3-3-0 against the over/under this year
Important Northwestern Wildcats Betting Trends
The Northwestern Wildcats are 6-3-0 against the spread this season
The Northwestern Wildcats are 3-5-1 against the over/under this year
Key DePaul Blue Demons Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Northwestern Wildcats Injuries
11/09/18 F Aaron Falzon Ankle is out indefinitely
Max Strus comes into this game averaging 18.8 points per contest while playing 36.4 minutes per night this year. He grabs 7.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is 73%. Eli Cain averages 14.3 points per contest in 35.3 minutes per game. He averages 5.0 assists per game and 5.0 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 39% for the season while his free throw percentage is 71%.
Vic Law scores 17.8 points per contest while playing 32.1 minutes per game. He hauls in 6.7 rebounds per contest and has 2.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 79%. Dererk Pardon averages 14.4 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 31.1 minutes per game. He also brings in 9.1 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 67% and his free throw percentage is 63%.
Useful Team Statistics
DePaul averages 76.8 points per contest, which is 138th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 8.7 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 145th. From 3-point territory they shoot 29%, which is good for 313th in the nation. They average 42.5 boards per contest and 15.3 assists per game, which ranks them 19th and 84th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 125th with 14.2 per game. The Blue Demons allow 68.2 points per contest, which is 108th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 42% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 117th and 259th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 32.8 rebounds a game which ranks 83rd, and they allow 12.0 assists per game which puts them in 115th place in the country. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 185th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Northwestern is 233rd in the nation with 72.1 points per contest this season. They are 225th in the country in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 10.2. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 221st in the NCAA. They are 268th in D-1 in rebounding with 34.1 boards per contest and 145th in assists per game with 14.3. The Wildcats are 235th in turnovers per contest with 12.8. The Wildcats give up 61.9 points per game, which ranks them 29th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 43% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 164th and 72nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 65th with 10.9 dimes allowed per game and 17th with 30.0 boards surrendered per contest. The Wildcats are 238th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 15.1 per contest this year.
The Blue Demons are 127th in the nation in offensive rating with 107.7. In terms of pace they are 233rd in the country with 69.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 200th. As a team they are 194th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 200th in Division 1. DePaul is 158th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.7 times per 100 possessions.
Northwestern is 184th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions. The Wildcats are 154th in the country in offensive rating with 106.2. In terms of pace they are 306th in Division 1 with 67.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 222nd. As a team they are 186th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 188th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's DePaul/Northwestern college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take DePaul +9.5
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