Northwestern vs DePaul NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/21/2019
Game: Northwestern Wildcats vs DePaul Blue Demons
Date: Saturday, December 21, 2019
Location: Wintrust Arena in Chicago, IL
Odds/Point Spread: DePaul -6.5
The Northwestern Wildcats travel to Wintrust Arena to play the DePaul Blue Demons on Saturday, December 21, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has DePaul as 6.5 point favorites.
Northwestern comes into this game with an overall record of 5-5. They currently have a point differential of 3.0 as they are averaging 66.6 points per game while giving up 63.6 per contest. DePaul has an overall record of 11-1. They are averaging 76.7 points per game and surrendering 64.5, good for a point differential of 12.2.
Valuable Northwestern Wildcats Betting Trends
The Northwestern Wildcats are 4-5-0 against the spread
The Northwestern Wildcats are 5-3-1 against the over/under
Important DePaul Blue Demons Betting Trends
The DePaul Blue Demons are 7-4-0 against the spread
The DePaul Blue Demons are 5-6-0 against the over/under
Key Northwestern Wildcats Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key DePaul Blue Demons Injuries
12/14/19 G Devin Gage Ankle is questionable
Pete Nance comes into this contest averaging 12.1 points per game while playing 31.2 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 7.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 88%. Miller Kopp averages 10.6 points per game in 27.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 3.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Charlie Moore averages 15.8 points per game while playing 34.1 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.7 rebounds per game and has 6.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is at 81%. Paul Reed averages 15.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.8 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
Northwestern averages 66.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 289th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 3.0 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 262nd. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 264th in the nation. They average 34.9 rebounds per game and 13.7 assists per game, which ranks them 236th and 153rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 324th with 11.5 per game. The Wildcats allow 63.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 71st in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 129th and 95th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.7 rebounds a game which ranks 157th and they give up 14.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 281st place in Division 1. They force 12.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 47th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
DePaul is 93rd in the country with 76.7 points per game this year. They are 37th in Division 1 in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 12.2. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 123rd in the nation. They are 77th in the NCAA in rebounding with 38.9 boards per game, and 90th in assists per contest with 14.8. The Blue Demons are 48th in turnovers per game with 15.6. The Blue Demons surrender 64.5 points per contest, which ranks them 93rd in D-1. Their defense allows a 37% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 15th and 60th in those defensive statistics. They rank 80th with 11.0 assists allowed per contest and 257th with 36.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Blue Demons are 337th in country in forcing turnovers with 18.4 per game.
The Wildcats are 225th in the nation in offensive rating with 99.4. In terms of pace they are 304th in the country with 67 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 287th. As a team they are 244th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 237th in Division 1. Northwestern is 285th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions.
DePaul is 80th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.3 times per 100 possessions. The Blue Demons have an offensive rating of 103.6, which is ranked 147th. They are 64th in D-1 in pace with 73.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 70th. As a unit they are 107th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 298th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Northwestern/DePaul college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take DePaul -6.5
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