Marquette at DePaul College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/24/2018
Saturday, February 24, 2018
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The Marquette Golden Eagles travel to Wintrust Arena to play the DePaul Blue Demons on Saturday, February 24, 2018. The opening line for this game has Marquette as 2 point favorites.
Marquette comes into this game with an overall record of 16-11. They currently have a point differential of 4.0 as they are averaging 82.2 points per game while giving up 78.2 per contest. DePaul has an overall record of 10-17. They are averaging 73.0 points per game and surrendering 74.4, good for a point differential of -1.3.
Valuable Marquette Golden Eagles Betting Trends
The Marquette Golden Eagles are 13-13 against the spread this season
The Marquette Golden Eagles are 16-10 against the over/under this year
Important DePaul Blue Demons Betting Trends
The DePaul Blue Demons are 14-13 against the spread this season
The DePaul Blue Demons are 15-12 against the over/under this year
Key Marquette Golden Eagles Injuries
11/27/17 G Haanif Cheatham Left Team is out for season
02/23/18 G Markus Howard Hip is doubtful Saturday vs Depaul
Key DePaul Blue Demons Injuries
12/09/17 G Devin Gage Achilles is out for season
Andrew Rowsey averages 19.5 points per game in 31.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.5 assists per contest and 3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 89%. Sam Hauser averages 14.6 points per game while playing 32.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is at 86%.
Marin Maric averages 14 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.3 rebounds per contest and 1.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage is 87%. Max Strus averages 17 points per game while playing 35.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.5 rebounds per game and has 2.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Golden Eagles allow 78.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 307th in the nation. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 330th and 207th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.6 rebounds a game which ranks 64th, and they give up 14.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 285th place in the country. They force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 136th in college basketball. Marquette averages 82.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 31st in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 4.0 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 47th. Behind the arc they shoot 41% which is good for 12th in D-1. They average 32.4 rebounds per game and 16.0 assists per game, which ranks them 319th and 47th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 277th with 11.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blue Demons surrender 74.4 points per contest, which ranks them 232nd in the country. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 163rd and 310th in those defensive statistics. They rank 289th with 15.0 assists allowed per contest, and 198th with 35.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Blue Demons are 267th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 14.4 per game this season. DePaul is 209th in Division 1 with 73.0 points per game this year. They are 243rd in the country in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -1.3. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 318th in the nation. They are 88th in college basketball in rebounding with 37.4 boards per game and 85th in assists per contest with 15.1. The Blue Demons are 102nd in turnovers per game with 13.8.
The Golden Eagles are 21st in the nation in offensive rating with 115.1, and their defensive rating of 109.5 is ranked 312th. In terms of pace they are 117th in the country with 70.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 57% is 20th. As a team they are 16th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shots, ranking 42nd in Division 1. Marquette is 281st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 306th in the nation.
DePaul is 151st in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 243rd in Division 1. The Blue Demons are 209th in the nation in defensive rating with 103.6, and their offensive rating of 101.7 is ranked 250th. They are 83rd in D-1 in pace with 71.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 296th. As a unit they are 301st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 293rd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Marquette/DePaul college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take DePaul +2
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