Xavier vs DePaul Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/4/2020
Game: Xavier Musketeers vs DePaul Blue Demons
Date: Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Location: Wintrust Arena in Chicago, IL
Odds/Point Spread: DePaul -3
The Xavier Musketeers head to Wintrust Arena to take on the DePaul Blue Demons on Tuesday, February 4, 2020. The opening line for this game has DePaul as 3 point favorites.
Xavier heads into this matchup with a mark of 14-8. They currently have a point differential of 4.2 as they are averaging 71.9 points per contest while giving up 67.6 per game. DePaul has an overall mark of 13-9. They are averaging 73.5 points per contest and giving up 68.8, which is a point differential of 4.8.
Valuable Xavier Musketeers Betting Trends
The Xavier Musketeers are 6-14-2 against the spread this season
The Xavier Musketeers are 9-12-1 against the over/under this year
Important DePaul Blue Demons Betting Trends
The DePaul Blue Demons are 11-9-1 against the spread this season
The DePaul Blue Demons are 10-11-0 against the over/under this year
Key Xavier Musketeers Injuries
01/09/20 G Dahmir Bishop Left Team is out for season
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
Tyrique Jones averages 13.5 points per contest in 26.5 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.3 assists per game and 10.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 55% for the season while his free throw percentage is 59%. Naji Marshall comes into this game averaging 16.8 points per contest while playing 34.9 minutes per night. He grabs 6.0 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage is 69%.
Paul Reed averages 15.6 points per game and he sees the court an average of 32.8 minutes per game. He also hauls in 10.9 rebounds per game and dishes 1.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 77%. Charlie Moore scores 16.3 points per contest while playing 35.8 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.4 rebounds per contest and has 6.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is at 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Musketeers allow 67.6 points per contest which is 132nd in the country. They also surrender a 40% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 54th and 27th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 35.6 rebounds a game which ranks 211th, and they allow 11.5 assists per game which puts them in 95th place in D-1. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 165th in Division 1. Xavier averages 71.9 points per contest, which is 160th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 4.2 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a unit, which has them ranked 199th. From 3-point territory they shoot 31%, which is good for 298th in the nation. They average 39.8 boards per contest and 14.4 assists per game, which ranks them 29th and 84th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 130th with 13.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blue Demons give up 68.8 points per game, which ranks them 164th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 40% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 41st and 102nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 198th with 12.8 dimes allowed per game and 263rd with 36.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Blue Demons are 329th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 16.6 per contest. DePaul is 116th in the country with 73.5 points per contest this season. They are 102nd in D-1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 4.8. They shoot 32% from beyond the arc, which is good for 251st in the country. They are 75th in the nation in rebounding with 38.3 boards per contest and 101st in assists per game with 14.2. The Blue Demons are 54th in turnovers per contest with 14.9.
The Musketeers are 197th in the nation in offensive rating with 100.6. In terms of pace they are 182nd in the country with 69.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 238th. As a team they are 267th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 245th in Division 1. Xavier is 192nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.4 times per 100 possessions.
DePaul is 94th 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 100.6, which is ranked 198th. They are 55th in D-1 in pace with 72.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 180th. As a unit they are 198th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 304th in the country.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Xavier +3 and over 137.5 total points
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