Providence vs DePaul NCAA Basketball Picks 1/4/2020
Game: Providence Friars vs DePaul Blue Demons
Date: Saturday, January 4, 2020
Location: Wintrust Arena in Chicago, IL
Odds/Point Spread: DePaul -1.5
The Providence Friars travel to Wintrust Arena to play the DePaul Blue Demons on Saturday, January 4, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has DePaul as 1.5 point favorites.
Providence heads into this matchup with a mark of 8-6. They currently have a point differential of 7.7 as they are averaging 72.9 points per contest while giving up 65.2 per game. DePaul has an overall mark of 12-2. They are averaging 76.4 points per contest and giving up 66.1, which is a point differential of 10.2.
Valuable Providence Friars Betting Trends
The Providence Friars are 5-9-0 against the spread
The Providence Friars are 6-7-1 against the over/under
Important DePaul Blue Demons Betting Trends
The DePaul Blue Demons are 7-5-1 against the spread
The DePaul Blue Demons are 7-6-0 against the over/under
Key Providence Friars Injuries
12/30/19 F Greg Gantt Toe is questionable Tuesday vs Georgetown
Key DePaul Blue Demons Injuries
No key injuries to report
David Duke averages 12.1 points per game in 30.3 minutes per contest. He averages 3.7 assists per contest and 4.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%. Alpha Diallo comes into this contest averaging 14.5 points per game while playing 31.9 minutes per night. He pulls down 9.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is at 56%.
Paul Reed averages 15.6 points per game and he sees the court an average of 31.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.8 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 81%. Charlie Moore averages 16.2 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per contest. He grabs 2.6 rebounds per game and has 6.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is at 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Friars allow 65.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 96th in Division 1. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 136th and 190th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.4 rebounds a game which ranks 237th, and they give up 12.7 assists per contest which puts them in 197th place in the NCAA. They force 17.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 323rd in the nation. Providence averages 72.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 156th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 7.7 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 277th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 185th in D-1. They average 39.5 rebounds per game and 17.1 assists per contest, which ranks them 54th and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 129th with 14.2 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blue Demons surrender 66.1 points per contest, which ranks them 120th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 39% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 46th and 77th in those defensive statistics. They rank 114th with 11.7 assists allowed per contest, and 262nd with 37.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Blue Demons are 335th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 18.1 per game. DePaul is 88th in the country with 76.4 points per game this year. They are 71st in the D-1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 10.2. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 149th in the nation. They are 71st in the country in rebounding with 39.1 boards per game and 106th in assists per contest with 14.6. The Blue Demons are 75th in turnovers per game with 14.9.
The Friars have an offensive rating of 101.1, which is ranked 193rd. They are 100th in college basketball in pace with 72.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 271st. As a unit they are 275th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 199th in D-1. Providence is 195th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions.
DePaul is 124th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.5 times per 100 possessions. The Blue Demons have an offensive rating of 103.3, which is ranked 146th. They are 57th in D-1 in pace with 73.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 112th. As a unit they are 141st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 294th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Providence/DePaul college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take DePaul -1.5
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