Providence at DePaul NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/2/2019
Saturday, February 2, 2019
Get todays College basketball odds and lines on this game.
The Providence Friars travel to Wintrust Arena to play the DePaul Blue Demons on Saturday, February 2, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has DePaul as 1 point favorites.
Providence comes into this game with an overall record of 13-8. They currently have a point differential of 3.8 as they are averaging 73.0 points per game while giving up 69.2 per contest. DePaul has an overall record of 11-9. They are averaging 76.5 points per game and surrendering 73.4, good for a point differential of 3.1.
Valuable Providence Friars Betting Trends
The Providence Friars are 10-11-0 against the spread
The Providence Friars are 10-11-0 against the over/under
Important DePaul Blue Demons Betting Trends
The DePaul Blue Demons are 10-10-0 against the spread
The DePaul Blue Demons are 11-8-1 against the over/under
Key Providence Friars Injuries
01/20/19 F Emmitt Holt Abdominal is out for season
Key DePaul Blue Demons Injuries
12/19/18 G Jalen Coleman-Lands Hand is out indefinitely
Alpha Diallo comes into this contest averaging 17.2 points per game while playing 36.2 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 8.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 72%. A.J. Reeves averages 12.8 points per game in 24.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.5 assists per contest and 2.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%.
Max Strus averages 17.2 points per game while playing 36.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.6 rebounds per game and has 2.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is at 75%. Femi Olujobi averages 13.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.5 rebounds per contest and 0.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 63% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
Providence averages 73.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 187th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 3.8 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 254th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 170th in the nation. They average 37.5 rebounds per game and 15.1 assists per game, which ranks them 91st and 68th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 228th with 12.8 per game. The Friars allow 69.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 119th in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 134th and 173rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.2 rebounds a game which ranks 190th and they give up 11.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 82nd place in Division 1. They force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 243rd in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
DePaul is 104th in the country with 76.5 points per game this year. They are 73rd in Division 1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 3.1. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 265th in the nation. They are 63rd in the NCAA in rebounding with 38.1 boards per game, and 74th in assists per contest with 15.0. The Blue Demons are 129th in turnovers per game with 13.8. The Blue Demons surrender 73.4 points per contest, which ranks them 232nd in D-1. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 196th and 299th in those defensive statistics. They rank 231st with 13.7 assists allowed per contest and 56th with 32.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Blue Demons are 150th in country in forcing turnovers with 13.2 per game.
The Friars are 178th in the nation in offensive rating with 103.9. In terms of pace they are 233rd in the country with 69 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 275th. As a team they are 271st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 293rd in Division 1. Providence is 252nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions.
DePaul is 143rd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.7 times per 100 possessions. The Blue Demons have an offensive rating of 107.2, which is ranked 109th. They are 126th in D-1 in pace with 70.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 140th. As a unit they are 123rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 291st in the country.
Who will win tonight's Providence/DePaul college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take DePaul -1
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Josh Schonwald
Get all of this Weeks College Basketball Picks
Get all of this Weeks guaranteed Expert College Basketball Picks