DePaul at Villanova College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/2/2019
Wednesday, January 2, 2019
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The DePaul Blue Demons head to Finneran Pavilion to take on the Villanova Wildcats on Wednesday, January 2, 2019. The opening line for this game has Villanova as 12.5 point favorites.
DePaul comes into this game with an overall record of 8-4. They currently have a point differential of 8.1 as they are averaging 77.6 points per game while giving up 69.5 per contest. Villanova has an overall record of 9-4. They are averaging 75.2 points per game and surrendering 66.0, good for a point differential of 9.2.
Valuable DePaul Blue Demons Betting Trends
The DePaul Blue Demons are 5-7-0 against the spread this season
The DePaul Blue Demons are 7-5-0 against the over/under this year
Important Villanova Wildcats Betting Trends
The Villanova Wildcats are 8-5-0 against the spread this season
The Villanova Wildcats are 4-9-0 against the over/under this year
Key DePaul Blue Demons Injuries
12/19/18 G Jalen Coleman-Lands Hand is out indefinitely
Key Villanova Wildcats Injuries
01/01/19 G Collin Gillespie Concussion is questionable Wednesday vs Depaul
Max Strus comes into this game averaging 18.8 points per contest while playing 35.4 minutes per night this year. He grabs 7.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is 74%. Eli Cain averages 14.2 points per contest in 34.3 minutes per game. He averages 4.5 assists per game and 4.2 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% for the season while his free throw percentage is 74%.
Phil Booth scores 17.0 points per contest while playing 33.4 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.2 rebounds per contest and has 3.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 77%. Eric Paschall averages 15.2 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 33.5 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.6 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Useful Team Statistics
DePaul averages 77.6 points per contest, which is 103rd in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 8.1 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 104th. From 3-point territory they shoot 31%, which is good for 305th in the nation. They average 39.7 boards per contest and 15.3 assists per game, which ranks them 52nd and 85th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 158th with 13.7 per game. The Blue Demons allow 69.5 points per contest, which is 132nd in the NCAA. They also surrender a 42% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 103rd and 282nd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 32.7 rebounds a game which ranks 79th, and they allow 12.8 assists per game which puts them in 160th place in the country. They force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 226th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Villanova is 156th in the nation with 75.2 points per contest this season. They are 175th in the country in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 9.2. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 154th in the NCAA. They are 187th in D-1 in rebounding with 36.0 boards per contest and 178th in assists per game with 13.8. The Wildcats are 222nd in turnovers per contest with 12.8. The Wildcats give up 66.0 points per game, which ranks them 66th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 194th and 141st in those defensive statistics. They rank 110th with 12.1 dimes allowed per game and 31st with 30.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Wildcats are 88th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 12.7 per contest this year.
The Blue Demons are 110th in the nation in offensive rating with 108. In terms of pace they are 156th in the country with 71.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 147th. As a team they are 143rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 209th in Division 1. DePaul is 179th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions.
Villanova is 175th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.4 times per 100 possessions. The Wildcats have an offensive rating of 112, which is ranked 51st. They are 332nd in D-1 in pace with 66.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 91st. As a unit they are 73rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 52% of their shot attempts, ranking 4th in the country.
Who will win tonight's DePaul/Villanova college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take DePaul +12.5
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