DePaul vs Boston College College Basketball Game Picks 11/23/2019
Game: DePaul Blue Demons vs Boston College Eagles
Date: Saturday, November 23, 2019
Location: Silvio O. Conte Forum in Chestnut Hill, MA
Odds/Point Spread: Boston College +2
The DePaul Blue Demons head to Silvio O. Conte Forum to take on the Boston College Eagles on Saturday, November 23, 2019. The opening line for this game has DePaul as 2 point favorites.
DePaul heads into this matchup with a mark of 5-0. They currently have a point differential of 18.8 as they are averaging 78.8 points per contest while giving up 60.0 per game. Boston College has an overall record of 4-1. They are averaging 73.4 points per game and surrendering 66.2, good for a point differential of 7.2.
Valuable DePaul Blue Demons Betting Trends
The DePaul Blue Demons are 2-2-0 against the spread this season
The DePaul Blue Demons are 1-3-0 against the over/under this year
Important Boston College Eagles Betting Trends
The Boston College Eagles are 3-2-0 against the spread this season
The Boston College Eagles are 3-2-0 against the over/under this year
Key DePaul Blue Demons Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Boston College Eagles Injuries
11/22/19 F Jairus Hamilton Knee is questionable Saturday vs Depaul
11/05/19 G Wynston Tabbs Undisclosed is out for season
Paul Reed comes into this game averaging 15.4 points per contest while playing 29.4 minutes per night this year. He grabs 10.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.0 assists per game. His FG percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is 73%. Charlie Moore averages 14.8 points per contest in 27.6 minutes per game. He averages 4.0 assists per game and 2.2 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 53% for the season while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Derryck Thornton scores 16.2 points per contest while playing 30.4 minutes per game. He hauls in 2.6 rebounds per contest and has 4.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 68%. Nik Popovic averages 14.8 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 30.0 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.8 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
DePaul averages 78.8 points per contest, which is 95th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 18.8 and their shooting percentage is 53% as a unit, which has them ranked 8th. From 3-point territory they shoot 39%, which is good for 52nd in the nation. They average 37.8 boards per contest and 15.2 assists per game, which ranks them 165th and 104th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 92nd with 15.4 per game. The Blue Demons allow 60.0 points per contest, which is 58th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 35% shooting percentage and a 28% average from 3-point range, ranking them 21st and 95th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 33.4 rebounds a game which ranks 102nd, and they allow 9.8 assists per game which puts them in 56th place in the country. They force 17.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 285th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Boston College is 166th in the nation with 73.4 points per contest this season. They are 133rd in the country in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 7.2. They shoot 32% from beyond the arc, which is good for 206th in the NCAA. They are 232nd in D-1 in rebounding with 35.4 boards per contest and 118th in assists per game with 14.8. The Eagles are 120th in turnovers per contest with 14.8. The Eagles give up 66.2 points per game, which ranks them 139th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 39% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 121st and 257th in those defensive statistics. They rank 126th with 11.4 dimes allowed per game and 259th with 38.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Eagles are 322nd in the nation in forcing turnovers with 19.2 per contest this year.
The Blue Demons are 87th in the nation in offensive rating with 108.8. In terms of pace they are 138th in the country with 72.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 60% is 13th. As a team they are 22nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 241st in Division 1. DePaul is 77th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19 times per 100 possessions.
Boston College is 125th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.8 times per 100 possessions. The Eagles have an offensive rating of 98.7, which is ranked 220th. They are 75th in D-1 in pace with 74.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 162nd. As a unit they are 159th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 230th in the country.
Who will win tonight's DePaul/Boston College college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take DePaul -2
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