Villanova at DePaul Expert NCAA Basketball Picks 1/30/2019
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
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The Villanova Wildcats travel to Wintrust Arena to play the DePaul Blue Demons on Wednesday, January 30, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Villanova as 5.5 point favorites.
Villanova heads into this matchup with a mark of 16-4. They currently have a point differential of 9.6 as they are averaging 76.3 points per contest while giving up 66.7 per game. DePaul has an overall record of 11-8. They are averaging 76.6 points per game and surrendering 72.7, good for a point differential of 3.9.
Valuable Villanova Wildcats Betting Trends
The Villanova Wildcats are 13-7-0 against the spread
The Villanova Wildcats are 7-12-1 against the over/under
Important DePaul Blue Demons Betting Trends
The DePaul Blue Demons are 10-9-0 against the spread
The DePaul Blue Demons are 10-8-1 against the over/under
Key Villanova Wildcats Injuries
01/19/19 F Cole Swider Hand is out indefinitely
Key DePaul Blue Demons Injuries
12/19/18 G Jalen Coleman-Lands Hand is out indefinitely
Eric Paschall averages 16.9 points per game in 34.7 minutes per contest. He averages 2.0 assists per contest and 6.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%. Phil Booth comes into this contest averaging 18.7 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per night. He pulls down 3.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is at 75%.
Femi Olujobi averages 12.9 points per game and he sees the court an average of 26.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.4 rebounds per contest and 0.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 62% and his free throw percentage is 74%. Max Strus averages 17.4 points per game while playing 36.3 minutes per contest. He grabs 6.7 rebounds per game and has 2.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 74%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wildcats allow 66.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 60th in Division 1. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 162nd and 172nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.6 rebounds a game which ranks 34th, and they give up 13.2 assists per contest which puts them in 189th place in the NCAA. They force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 87th in the nation. Villanova averages 76.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 108th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 9.6 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 117th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 69th in D-1. They average 35.3 rebounds per game and 14.3 assists per contest, which ranks them 203rd and 127th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 281st with 12.1 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blue Demons surrender 72.7 points per contest, which ranks them 217th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 180th and 284th in those defensive statistics. They rank 222nd with 13.6 assists allowed per contest, and 55th with 32.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Blue Demons are 183rd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.7 per game. DePaul is 101st in the country with 76.6 points per game this year. They are 88th in the D-1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 3.9. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 288th in the nation. They are 55th in the country in rebounding with 38.4 boards per game and 76th in assists per contest with 15.0. The Blue Demons are 114th in turnovers per game with 13.9.
The Wildcats are 18th in the nation in offensive rating with 114.4. In terms of pace they are 326th in the country with 66.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 25th. As a team they are 19th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 53% of their shots, ranking 4th in Division 1. Villanova is 241st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions.
DePaul is 135th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.8 times per 100 possessions. The Blue Demons have an offensive rating of 106.7, which is ranked 123rd. They are 115th in D-1 in pace with 71.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 160th. As a unit they are 143rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 291st in the country.
Who will win tonight's Villanova/DePaul college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take DePaul +5.5
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