Penn State at DePaul College Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/15/2018
Thursday, November 15, 2018
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The Penn State Nittany Lions head to Wintrust Arena to take on the DePaul Blue Demons on Thursday, November 15, 2018. The opening line for this game has Penn State as 2 point favorites.
Penn State heads into this matchup with a mark of 2-0. They currently have a point differential of 15.0 as they are averaging 81.5 points per contest while giving up 66.5 per game. DePaul has an overall record of 2-0. They are averaging 85.5 points per game and surrendering 60.5, good for a point differential of 25.0.
Valuable Penn State Nittany Lions Betting Trends
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 1-1-0 against the spread this season
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 1-1-0 against the over/under this year
Important DePaul Blue Demons Betting Trends
The DePaul Blue Demons are 2-0-0 against the spread this season
The DePaul Blue Demons are 1-1-0 against the over/under this year
Key Penn State Nittany Lions Injuries
11/09/18 F Mike Watkins Medical is out indefinitely
Key DePaul Blue Demons Injuries
No key injuries to report
Lamar Stevens comes into this game averaging 23.5 points per contest while playing 38.0 minutes per night this year. He grabs 9.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 57% while his free throw percentage is 87%. Rasir Bolton averages 19.0 points per contest in 26.0 minutes per game. He averages 3.5 assists per game and 2.0 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 58% for the season while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Max Strus scores 25.0 points per contest while playing 34.0 minutes per game. He hauls in 7.5 rebounds per contest and has 1.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 57% and his free throw percentage is at 67%. Eli Cain averages 14.5 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 31.5 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.5 rebounds per game and has 7.0 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 36% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
Penn State averages 81.5 points per contest, which is 124th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 15.0 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 214th. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 182nd in the nation. They average 37.0 boards per contest and 13.5 assists per game, which ranks them 200th and 206th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 302nd with 10.5 per game. The Nittany Lions allow 66.5 points per contest, which is 119th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 41% shooting percentage and a 20% average from 3-point range, ranking them 158th and 11th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 37.5 rebounds a game which ranks 228th, and they allow 9.5 assists per game which puts them in 60th place in the country. They force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 200th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
DePaul is 91st in the nation with 85.5 points per contest this season. They are 116th in the country in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 25.0. They shoot 39% from beyond the arc, which is good for 101st in the NCAA. They are 16th in D-1 in rebounding with 48.0 boards per contest and 69th in assists per game with 17.5. The Blue Demons are 92nd in turnovers per contest with 15.5. The Blue Demons give up 60.5 points per game, which ranks them 48th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 37% shooting percentage and a 22% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 61st and 26th in those defensive statistics. They rank 30th with 8.0 dimes allowed per game and 50th with 30.0 boards surrendered per contest. The Blue Demons are 110th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.0 per contest this year.
The Nittany Lions have an offensive rating of 111.6, which is ranked 113th. They are 164th in college basketball in pace with 73.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 191st. As a unit they are 173rd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shot attempts, ranking 84th in D-1. Penn State is 307th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions.
DePaul is 120th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.6 times per 100 possessions. The Blue Demons have an offensive rating of 122.1, which is ranked 41st. They are 263rd in D-1 in pace with 70 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 56% is 97th. As a unit they are 85th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 124th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Penn State/DePaul college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Penn State -2
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