DePaul Blue Demons vs Georgetown Hoyas Prediction, 1/13/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: DePaul Blue Demons vs Georgetown Hoyas
Date: Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, DC
Odds/Point Spread: DePaul (+2.5)
The DePaul Blue Demons (1-4) head to Capital One Arena on Wednesday where they'll meet the Georgetown Hoyas (3-8). Georgetown opens this contest as 2.5-point favorites. The total is set at 146.
DePaul heads into this one with a win-loss record of 1-4 so far this year. They lose possession by turning the ball over 18.6 times per contest and as a squad they are committing 19.8 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, DePaul is grabbing 36.8 rebounds per contest and has accounted for 76 assists on the season, which ranks 305th in college basketball in terms of passing the ball. The Blue Demons are shooting 37.1% on shots from 3-point land (33 of 89) and 66.7% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 72.6 pts per game (171st in college hoops) while connecting on 46.5% from the field. Defensively, the Blue Demons are able to force 15.8 turnovers per game while drawing 15.8 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 29th in Division 1 in allowing assists to their opponents with 70 surrendered this year. The Blue Demons defense is giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 43.9% (137 of 312) and they relinquish 36.8 boards per game as a unit. They are giving up 29.2% on shots from downtown and they are ranked 296th in D-1 in points per game from their opponents (77.0).
The DePaul Blue Demons played the Connecticut Huskies and ended up losing by a score of 60-53 in their last contest. DePaul walked away from the contest having earned a 44.0% field goal percentage (22 out of 50) and knocked down 5 out of their 15 shots from beyond the arc. From the charity stripe, the Blue Demons buried 4 of their 8 tries for a rate of 50.0%. When talking about pulling down rebounds, they compiled 35 with 10 of them being offensive. They also doled out 11 assists in this matchup while earning 3 steals and 2 blocked shots. When discussing defense, DePaul allowed 44.0% from the floor on 22 out of 50 shooting. Connecticut totaled 10 assists and had 16 steals for the contest. In addition, the Huskies had 26 rebounds (10 offensive, 16 defensive) and added 2 blocks. Connecticut finished the game at 54.2% at the free throw line by making 13 of 24 tries. They also buried 5 of their 18 attempts from downtown.
Darious Hall is one guy who played a role for this contest. He ended up finishing with 10 points on 4 out of 8 shooting. He played for 29 mins played and pulled down 3 rebounds. Hall walked away from this one shooting 50.0% from the floor and recorded 2 dimes. Someone else that came through in the game for the Blue Demons was Charlie Moore. He collected 4 boards and tallied 3 assists. He finished the game at 33.3% from the field in the matchup by shooting 4-of-12 (9 points). When the final whistle blew, Moore was on the court for 35 min.
Georgetown has a record of 3-8 this season. When it comes to offensive execution, the Hoyas are connecting on 41.9% from the field, which ranks them 274th in college basketball. Georgetown has accounted for 786 points this season (71.5 per contest) and they average 42.5 rebounds per game. They are getting an assist 13.5 times per contest (179th in college basketball) and they are turning it over 15.8 times per game. The Hoyas are responsible for committing 17.5 personal fouls every game and they connect on 72.5% from the charity stripe. The Hoyas on the defensive end are ranked 256th in D-1 in points allowed per contest with 73.7. They have allowed 14.8 dimes and 37.3 boards every game, which is 283rd and 259th in the nation. The Georgetown defense surrenders 32.9% on 3-point attempts (91 of 277) and their opponents are connecting on 67.0% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have forced 10.0 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 41.1% from the floor (96th in college basketball).
When they last stepped on the court, the Georgetown Hoyas took a defeat with a final score of 74-69 against the Syracuse Orange. The Hoyas were able to collect 23 defensive rebounds and 5 offensive boards for a total of 28 for the matchup. They also rejected 6 tries while getting 4 steals in this game. The Orange earned 12 fouls for this game which got the Hoyas to the charity stripe for a total of 13 shots. They were able to bury 10 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 76.9%. Concerning shooting from downtown, Georgetown made 11 out of their 32 attempts (34.4%). When all was said and done, the Hoyas shot 24 out of 55 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 43.6%. The Hoyas allowed the Orange to knock down 27 of their 62 attempts from the field which had them sitting at 43.5% for the matchup. They finished 40.9% from distance by going 9 out of 22 and finished the game at 11 of 14 at the free throw line (78.6%). In relation to rebounds, Georgetown permitted Syracuse to get 33 in all (9 offensive).
Jamorko Pickett was important for the Hoyas in the matchup. He knocked down 5 out of 13 in the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 38.5%, which had him sitting at 17 points. Pickett pulled down 9 boards in his 38 mins played and added 2 dimes for this game. Someone else who was a determining factor for Georgetown was Jahvon Blair. He totaled 16 points in 40 minutes on the hardwood by going 6 out of 15 from the floor in this game. Blair ended up shooting 40.0% from the field as well as totaling 10 dimes and 4 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Georgetown (-2.5)
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