DePaul vs Xavier Predictions, NCAA Basketball Picks 2/25/2020
Game: DePaul Blue Demons vs Xavier Musketeers
Date: Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Location: Cintas Center in Cincinnati, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Xavier -7
The DePaul Blue Demons travel to Cintas Center to play the Xavier Musketeers on Tuesday, February 25, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Xavier as 7 point favorites.
DePaul comes into this game with an overall record of 14-13. They currently have a point differential of 1.9 as they are averaging 72.5 points per game while giving up 70.7 per contest. Xavier has an overall record of 17-10. They are averaging 70.6 points per game and surrendering 67.0, good for a point differential of 3.6.
Valuable DePaul Blue Demons Betting Trends
The DePaul Blue Demons are 12-13-1 against the spread
The DePaul Blue Demons are 13-13-0 against the over/under
Important Xavier Musketeers Betting Trends
The Xavier Musketeers are 10-15-2 against the spread
The Xavier Musketeers are 10-16-1 against the over/under
Key DePaul Blue Demons Injuries
02/01/20 G Devin Gage Hand is out for season
01/10/20 G Lyrik Shreiner Undisclosed is out indefinitely
Key Xavier Musketeers Injuries
02/07/20 F Dieonte Miles Knee is out indefinitely
01/09/20 G Dahmir Bishop Left Team is out for season
Charlie Moore comes into this contest averaging 15.9 points per game while playing 35.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 80%. Paul Reed averages 14.9 points per game in 31.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 10.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Naji Marshall averages 16.1 points per game while playing 35.2 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.2 rebounds per game and has 3.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 68%. Tyrique Jones averages 13.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 11.3 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is 60%.
Useful Team Statistics
DePaul averages 72.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 132nd in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 1.9 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 127th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 218th in the nation. They average 37.4 rebounds per game and 14.2 assists per game, which ranks them 84th and 93rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 60th with 14.5 per game. The Blue Demons allow 70.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 209th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 73rd and 209th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.0 rebounds a game which ranks 278th and they give up 13.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 254th place in Division 1. They force 16.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 331st in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Xavier is 200th in the country with 70.6 points per game this year. They are 209th in Division 1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 3.6. They shoot 31% from 3-point range, which is good for 306th in the nation. They are 20th in the NCAA in rebounding with 39.9 boards per game, and 78th in assists per contest with 14.4. The Musketeers are 133rd in turnovers per game with 13.7. The Musketeers surrender 67.0 points per contest, which ranks them 110th in D-1. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 38th and 17th in those defensive statistics. They rank 134th with 12.0 assists allowed per contest and 200th with 35.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Musketeers are 115th in country in forcing turnovers with 12.6 per game.
The Blue Demons are 223rd in the nation in offensive rating with 99.5. In terms of pace they are 50th in the country with 72.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 197th. As a team they are 233rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 308th in Division 1. DePaul is 108th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.3 times per 100 possessions.
Xavier is 171st in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.6 times per 100 possessions. The Musketeers have an offensive rating of 99.6, which is ranked 219th. They are 183rd in D-1 in pace with 69.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 252nd. As a unit they are 286th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 250th in the country.
Who will win tonight's DePaul/Xavier college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Xavier -7
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