Marquette vs DePaul Predictions, Expert College Basketball Picks 3/3/2020
Game: Marquette Golden Eagles vs DePaul Blue Demons
Date: Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Location: Wintrust Arena in Chicago, IL
Odds/Point Spread: DePaul +4.5
The Marquette Golden Eagles head to Wintrust Arena to take on the DePaul Blue Demons on Tuesday, March 3, 2020. The opening line for this game has Marquette as 4.5 point favorites.
Marquette heads into this matchup with a mark of 18-10. They currently have a point differential of 6.7 as they are averaging 77.8 points per contest while giving up 71.1 per game. DePaul has an overall mark of 14-15. They are averaging 71.3 points per contest and giving up 70.6, which is a point differential of 0.7.
Valuable Marquette Golden Eagles Betting Trends
The Marquette Golden Eagles are 17-11-0 against the spread this season
The Marquette Golden Eagles are 16-12-0 against the over/under this year
Important DePaul Blue Demons Betting Trends
The DePaul Blue Demons are 12-15-1 against the spread this season
The DePaul Blue Demons are 14-14-0 against the over/under this year
Key Marquette Golden Eagles Injuries
01/23/20 F Ed Morrow Personal is out for season
Key DePaul Blue Demons Injuries
03/02/20 F Paul Reed Hip is questionable Tuesday vs Marquette
02/01/20 G Devin Gage Hand is out for season
01/10/20 G Lyrik Shreiner Undisclosed is out indefinitely
Markus Howard comes into this game averaging 27.6 points per contest while playing 32.9 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 38% while his free throw percentage is 85%. Sacar Anim averages 12.9 points per contest in 33.3 minutes per game. He averages 1.5 assists per game and 4.0 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% for the season while his free throw percentage is 64%.
Charlie Moore scores 15.5 points per contest while playing 35.6 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.4 rebounds per contest and has 6.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is at 80%. Paul Reed averages 14.9 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 31.8 minutes per game. He also brings in 10.6 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Useful Team Statistics
Marquette averages 77.8 points per contest, which is 29th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 6.7 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a unit, which has them ranked 212th. From 3-point territory they shoot 38%, which is good for 12th in the nation. They average 39.5 boards per contest and 13.6 assists per game, which ranks them 24th and 136th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 154th with 13.4 per game. The Golden Eagles allow 71.1 points per contest, which is 223rd in the NCAA. They also surrender a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 84th and 143rd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 35.1 rebounds a game which ranks 183rd, and they allow 13.2 assists per game which puts them in 228th place in the country. They force 11.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
DePaul is 175th in the nation with 71.3 points per contest this season. They are 140th in the country in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 0.7. They shoot 32% from beyond the arc, which is good for 247th in the NCAA. They are 78th in D-1 in rebounding with 37.4 boards per contest and 116th in assists per game with 13.9. The Blue Demons are 42nd in turnovers per contest with 14.9. The Blue Demons give up 70.6 points per game, which ranks them 208th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 77th and 220th in those defensive statistics. They rank 274th with 14.0 dimes allowed per game and 267th with 36.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Blue Demons are 329th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 16.3 per contest this year.
The Golden Eagles have an offensive rating of 107.3, which is ranked 61st. They are 83rd in college basketball in pace with 71.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 98th. As a unit they are 60th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shot attempts, ranking 28th in D-1. Marquette is 204th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions.
DePaul is 81st in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.7 times per 100 possessions. The Blue Demons have an offensive rating of 98.3, which is ranked 251st. They are 55th in D-1 in pace with 71.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 209th. As a unit they are 255th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 314th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Marquette/DePaul college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Marquette -4.5
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