Creighton vs DePaul predictions 1/22/2020 College Basketball Picks & Tips
Game: Creighton Bluejays vs DePaul Blue Demons
Date: Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Location: Wintrust Arena in Chicago, IL
Odds/Point Spread: DePaul -1
The Creighton Bluejays head to Wintrust Arena to take on the DePaul Blue Demons on Wednesday, January 22, 2020. The opening line for this game has DePaul as 1 point favorites.
Creighton heads into this matchup with a mark of 14-5. They currently have a point differential of 8.1 as they are averaging 77.3 points per contest while giving up 69.2 per game. DePaul has an overall mark of 13-5. They are averaging 75.3 points per contest and giving up 67.3, which is a point differential of 8.0.
Valuable Creighton Bluejays Betting Trends
The Creighton Bluejays are 9-8-1 against the spread this season
The Creighton Bluejays are 8-9-1 against the over/under this year
Important DePaul Blue Demons Betting Trends
The DePaul Blue Demons are 9-7-1 against the spread this season
The DePaul Blue Demons are 9-8-0 against the over/under this year
Key Creighton Bluejays Injuries
12/29/19 G Davion Mintz Ankle is out for season
11/05/19 C Jacob Epperson Knee is out indefinitely
Key DePaul Blue Demons Injuries
01/10/20 G Lyrik Shreiner Undisclosed is out indefinitely
Marcus Zegarowski comes into this game averaging 16.7 points per contest while playing 34.6 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is 75%. Ty-Shon Alexander averages 16.3 points per contest in 34.5 minutes per game. He averages 2.0 assists per game and 5.8 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% for the season while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Charlie Moore scores 16.1 points per contest while playing 35.2 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.0 rebounds per contest and has 6.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is at 78%. Paul Reed averages 15.9 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 32.7 minutes per game. He also brings in 11.2 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
Creighton averages 77.3 points per contest, which is 49th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 8.1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 51st. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 39th in the nation. They average 36.1 boards per contest and 14.6 assists per game, which ranks them 164th and 80th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 328th with 11.2 per game. The Bluejays allow 69.2 points per contest, which is 191st in the NCAA. They also surrender a 42% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 143rd and 40th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 36.6 rebounds a game which ranks 257th, and they allow 12.2 assists per game which puts them in 162nd place in the country. They force 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 56th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
DePaul is 90th in the nation with 75.3 points per contest this season. They are 48th in the country in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 8.0. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 124th in the NCAA. They are 73rd in D-1 in rebounding with 38.5 boards per contest and 84th in assists per game with 14.6. The Blue Demons are 53rd in turnovers per contest with 15.1. The Blue Demons give up 67.3 points per game, which ranks them 132nd in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 39% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 39th and 126th in those defensive statistics. They rank 187th with 12.6 dimes allowed per game and 237th with 36.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Blue Demons are 329th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 17.1 per contest this year.
The Bluejays have an offensive rating of 108.9, which is ranked 42nd. They are 141st in college basketball in pace with 70.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 37th. As a unit they are 42nd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 89th in D-1. Creighton is 330th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions.
DePaul is 94th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.8 times per 100 possessions. The Blue Demons have an offensive rating of 103.1, which is ranked 140th. They are 72nd in D-1 in pace with 72 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 93rd. As a unit they are 125th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 291st in the country.
Who will win tonight's Creighton/DePaul college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Creighton +1
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