DePaul vs Villanova Predictions, Picks, Tips, 1/14/2020
Game: DePaul Blue Demons vs Villanova Wildcats
Date: Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Location: Finneran Pavilion in Villanova, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Villanova -10.5
The DePaul Blue Demons travel to Finneran Pavilion to play the Villanova Wildcats on Tuesday, January 14, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Villanova as 10.5 point favorites.
DePaul comes into this game with an overall record of 12-4. They currently have a point differential of 8.4 as they are averaging 75.1 points per game while giving up 66.6 per contest. Villanova has an overall record of 12-3. They are averaging 75.5 points per game and surrendering 67.1, good for a point differential of 8.4.
Valuable DePaul Blue Demons Betting Trends
The DePaul Blue Demons are 7-7-1 against the spread
The DePaul Blue Demons are 7-8-0 against the over/under
Important Villanova Wildcats Betting Trends
The Villanova Wildcats are 6-7-2 against the spread
The Villanova Wildcats are 7-8-0 against the over/under
Key DePaul Blue Demons Injuries
01/10/20 G Lyrik Shreiner Undisclosed is out indefinitely
Key Villanova Wildcats Injuries
11/07/19 G Bryan Antoine Shoulder is out indefinitely
Charlie Moore comes into this contest averaging 15.8 points per game while playing 34.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 80%. Paul Reed averages 15.4 points per game in 32.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 11.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Saddiq Bey averages 15.3 points per game while playing 32.0 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.3 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 82%. Collin Gillespie averages 14.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.9 rebounds per contest and 4.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
DePaul averages 75.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 100th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 8.4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 56th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 208th in the nation. They average 39.2 rebounds per game and 14.6 assists per game, which ranks them 57th and 91st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 69th with 14.9 per game. The Blue Demons allow 66.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 117th in the country. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 38th and 98th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.8 rebounds a game which ranks 258th and they give up 12.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 196th place in Division 1. They force 17.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 327th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Villanova is 93rd in the country with 75.5 points per game this year. They are 107th in Division 1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 8.4. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 129th in the nation. They are 126th in the NCAA in rebounding with 37.2 boards per game, and 44th in assists per contest with 15.7. The Wildcats are 323rd in turnovers per game with 11.5. The Wildcats surrender 67.1 points per contest, which ranks them 135th in D-1. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 243rd and 131st in those defensive statistics. They rank 198th with 12.7 assists allowed per contest and 74th with 33.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wildcats are 40th in country in forcing turnovers with 12.0 per game.
The Blue Demons are 166th in the nation in offensive rating with 102.2. In terms of pace they are 61st in the country with 72.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 116th. As a team they are 152nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 293rd in Division 1. DePaul is 123rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.5 times per 100 possessions.
Villanova is 309th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions. The Wildcats have an offensive rating of 110, which is ranked 29th. They are 252nd in D-1 in pace with 68.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 62nd. As a unit they are 57th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 46% of their shot attempts, ranking 23rd in the country.
Who will win tonight's DePaul/Villanova college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Villanova -10.5
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