DePaul at Notre Dame College Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/24/2018
Saturday, November 24, 2018
Edmund P. Joyce Center
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The DePaul Blue Demons head to Edmund P. Joyce Center to take on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on Saturday, November 24, 2018. The opening line for this game has Notre Dame as 5 point favorites.
DePaul heads into this matchup with a mark of 3-0. They currently have a point differential of 17.3 as they are averaging 81.0 points per contest while giving up 63.7 per game. Notre Dame has an overall mark of 4-1. They are averaging 74.6 points per contest and giving up 62.4, which is a point differential of 12.2.
Valuable DePaul Blue Demons Betting Trends
The DePaul Blue Demons are 3-0-0 against the spread this season
The DePaul Blue Demons are 1-2-0 against the over/under this year
Important Notre Dame Fighting Irish Betting Trends
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 2-3-0 against the spread this season
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 1-3-1 against the over/under this year
Key DePaul Blue Demons Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Notre Dame Fighting Irish Injuries
No key injuries to report
Max Strus comes into this game averaging 23.7 points per contest while playing 37.0 minutes per night this year. He grabs 8.0 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.7 assists per game. His FG percentage is 54% while his free throw percentage is 71%. Eli Cain averages 11.3 points per contest in 35.3 minutes per game. He averages 6.7 assists per game and 6.0 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 32% for the season while his free throw percentage is 67%.
John Mooney scores 14.0 points per contest while playing 24.0 minutes per game. He hauls in 9.0 rebounds per contest and has 0.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is at 85%. Temple Gibbs averages 11.8 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 33.0 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.0 rebounds per game and has 3.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 29% and his free throw percentage is 71%.
Useful Team Statistics
DePaul averages 81.0 points per contest, which is 88th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 17.3 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 116th. From 3-point territory they shoot 31%, which is good for 271st in the nation. They average 47.7 boards per contest and 16.3 assists per game, which ranks them 2nd and 62nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 62nd with 15.7 per game. The Blue Demons allow 63.7 points per contest, which is 58th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 38% shooting percentage and a 26% average from 3-point range, ranking them 37th and 31st in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 32.0 rebounds a game which ranks 73rd, and they allow 9.7 assists per game which puts them in 38th place in the country. They force 14.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 163rd in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Notre Dame is 200th in the nation with 74.6 points per contest this season. They are 317th in the country in shooting at 39%, while their average scoring margin is 12.2. They shoot 28% from beyond the arc, which is good for 313th in the NCAA. They are 56th in D-1 in rebounding with 41.2 boards per contest and 243rd in assists per game with 12.4. The Fighting Irish are 346th in turnovers per contest with 8.6. The Fighting Irish give up 62.4 points per game, which ranks them 47th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 40% shooting percentage and a 28% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 102nd and 52nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 80th with 11.0 dimes allowed per game and 146th with 34.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Fighting Irish are 151st in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.8 per contest this year.
The Blue Demons are 83rd in the nation in offensive rating with 112. In terms of pace they are 259th in the country with 69.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 155th. As a team they are 156th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 154th in Division 1. DePaul is 110th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.7 times per 100 possessions.
Notre Dame is 348th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 10.4 times per 100 possessions. The Fighting Irish have an offensive rating of 112, which is ranked 81st. They are 331st in D-1 in pace with 66.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 45% is 316th. As a unit they are 290th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shot attempts, ranking 91st in the country.
Who will win tonight's DePaul/Notre Dame college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take DePaul +5
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