Villanova vs DePaul Predictions, College Basketball Expert Picks 2/19/2020
Game: Villanova Wildcats vs DePaul Blue Demons
Date: Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Location: Wintrust Arena in Chicago, IL
Odds/Point Spread: DePaul +3
The Villanova Wildcats travel to Wintrust Arena to play the DePaul Blue Demons on Wednesday, February 19, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Villanova as 3 point favorites.
Villanova heads into this matchup with a mark of 19-6. They currently have a point differential of 6.9 as they are averaging 73.6 points per contest while giving up 66.7 per game. DePaul has an overall mark of 13-12. They are averaging 72.5 points per contest and giving up 70.0, which is a point differential of 2.6.
Valuable Villanova Wildcats Betting Trends
The Villanova Wildcats are 10-12-3 against the spread
The Villanova Wildcats are 10-15-0 against the over/under
Important DePaul Blue Demons Betting Trends
The DePaul Blue Demons are 11-12-1 against the spread
The DePaul Blue Demons are 12-12-0 against the over/under
Key Villanova Wildcats Injuries
No key injuries to report
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
Collin Gillespie comes into this contest averaging 16.2 points per game while playing 34.0 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 38% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 81%. Saddiq Bey averages 15.4 points per game in 33.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.4 assists per contest and 5.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Charlie Moore averages 16.1 points per game while playing 35.7 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.4 rebounds per game and has 6.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is at 80%. Paul Reed averages 15.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.6 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
Villanova averages 73.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 114th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 6.9 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 173rd. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 60th in the nation. They average 36.1 rebounds per game and 14.6 assists per game, which ranks them 138th and 59th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 340th with 10.6 per game. The Wildcats allow 66.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 106th in the country. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 214th and 110th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.6 rebounds a game which ranks 153rd and they give up 11.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 122nd place in Division 1. They force 11.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 49th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
DePaul is 136th in the country with 72.5 points per game this year. They are 131st in Division 1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 2.6. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 229th in the nation. They are 75th in the NCAA in rebounding with 37.8 boards per game, and 98th in assists per contest with 14.1. The Blue Demons are 48th in turnovers per game with 14.9. The Blue Demons surrender 70.0 points per contest, which ranks them 195th in D-1. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 60th and 134th in those defensive statistics. They rank 244th with 13.5 assists allowed per contest and 277th with 37.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Blue Demons are 331st in country in forcing turnovers with 16.6 per game.
The Wildcats are 43rd in the nation in offensive rating with 108.5. In terms of pace they are 265th in the country with 67.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 80th. As a team they are 78th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 46% of their shots, ranking 23rd in Division 1. Villanova is 338th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions.
DePaul is 87th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.6 times per 100 possessions. The Blue Demons have an offensive rating of 99.2, which is ranked 226th. They are 46th in D-1 in pace with 72.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 201st. As a unit they are 238th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 305th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Villanova/DePaul college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take DePaul +3
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