DePaul at Providence College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/10/2018
Saturday, February 10, 2018
Dunkin Donuts Center
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The DePaul Blue Demons head to Dunkin Donuts Center to take on the Providence Friars on Saturday, February 10, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Providence as 9 point favorites.
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DePaul comes into this game with an overall record of 9-14. They currently have a point differential of -0.7 as they are averaging 72.9 points per game while giving up 73.6 per contest. Providence has an overall record of 16-8. They are averaging 75.6 points per game and surrendering 72.3, good for a point differential of 3.3.
Valuable DePaul Blue Demons Betting Trends
The DePaul Blue Demons are 11-12 against the spread this season
The DePaul Blue Demons are 11-12 against the over/under this year
Important Providence Friars Betting Trends
The Providence Friars are 8-14 against the spread this season
The Providence Friars are 12-10 against the over/under this year
Key DePaul Blue Demons Injuries
12/09/17 G Devin Gage Achilles is out for season
Key Providence Friars Injuries
11/15/17 F Emmitt Holt Abdominal is out for season
Max Strus averages 17 points per contest while playing 35.4 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 82%. Marin Maric averages 13.4 points per contest in 26.5 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.3 assists per game and 6.2 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 53% for the season while his free throw percentage is 87%.
Rodney Bullock scores 15 points per contest while playing 32.1 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 6 rebounds per contest and has 1.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 73%. Alpha Diallo averages 12.7 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 28.9 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.4 rebounds per game and has 2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Useful Team Statistics
DePaul averages 72.9 points per contest this year, which is 211th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -0.7 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a unit, which has them ranked 283rd. From 3-point territory they shoot 32%, which is good for 310th in Division 1. They average 37.8 boards per contest and 15.0 assists per game, which ranks them 73rd and 96th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 159th with 13.4 per game. The Blue Demons allow 73.6 points per contest, which is 217th in the country. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 154th and 318th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 35.2 rebounds a game which ranks 198th, and they allow 15.3 assists per game which puts them in 303rd place in college basketball. They force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 263rd in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Providence is 127th in the country with 75.6 points per contest this season. They are 122nd in the nation in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 3.3. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 126th in Division 1. They are 144th in the country in rebounding with 36.2 boards per contest and 141st in assists per game with 14.2. The Friars are 228th in turnovers per contest with 12.6. The Friars give up 72.3 points per game, which ranks them 175th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 172nd and 35th in those defensive statistics. They rank 132nd with 12.8 dimes allowed per game and 201st with 35.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Friars are 189th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 13.5 per contest this year.
The Blue Demons are 242nd in the nation in offensive rating with 101.7, and their defensive rating of 102.7 is ranked 195th. In terms of pace they are 101st in the country with 71.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 309th. As a team they are 308th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 295th in Division 1. DePaul is 207th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 249th in the nation.
Providence is 235th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 136th in Division 1. The Friars are 182nd in the nation in defensive rating with 101.9, and their offensive rating of 106.5 is ranked 136th. They are 173rd in D-1 in pace with 70.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 165th. As a unit they are 147th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 298th in the country.
Who will win tonight's DePaul/Providence college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take DePaul +9
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