DePaul Blue Demons vs Marquette Golden Eagles Prediction, 1/23/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: DePaul Blue Demons vs Marquette Golden Eagles
Date: Saturday, January 23, 2021
Location: Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, WI
Odds/Point Spread: DePaul (+8.5)
The DePaul Blue Demons (2-5) travel to Fiserv Forum on Saturday where they'll take on the Marquette Golden Eagles (8-6). Marquette opens this contest as 8.5-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 144.
DePaul comes into this contest with a mark of 2-5 on the year. They lose possession via turnover 17.1 times per game and as a squad are committing 18.7 fouls every game. As a team, DePaul is grabbing 37.1 boards per game and has accounted for 101 dimes so far this year, which is 308th in the nation in terms of passing. The Blue Demons are shooting 34.1% on shots from beyond the arc (46 of 135) and 66.3% from the free throw line. They have an average of 70.4 pts per game (218th in the country) while hitting 44.3% from the field. On the defensive end, the Blue Demons are able to force 16.1 turnovers per contest while drawing 16.3 fouls. They give up 29.7% on shots from downtown and they are ranked 242nd in college basketball in opponents PPG (72.9). The Blue Demons are allowing a shooting percentage of 43.4% (182 of 419) and they concede 36.6 boards per contest as a unit. They are ranked 33rd in college hoops in giving up assists to the opposition with 96 relinquished on the season.
The DePaul Blue Demons took the court against the Butler Bulldogs and took a loss by a final of 67-53 in their last game. DePaul finished with a 33.3% FG percentage (19 out of 57) and buried 4 of their 24 three-point shots. At the free throw line, the Blue Demons buried 11 of their 19 shots for a rate of 57.9%. In regard to grabbing boards, they earned 29 with 9 of them being of the offensive sort. They also distributed 10 assists for the contest while having 9 steals and 3 rejections. With regard to defending, DePaul allowed 33.3% from the floor on 19 out of 57 shooting. Butler recorded 16 dimes and had 4 steals in the matchup. On top of that, the Bulldogs snagged 36 rebounds (7 offensive, 29 defensive) and had 3 blocked shots. Butler finished the contest at 42.9% from the free throw line by knocking down 3 of their 7 tries. They converted 10 out of their 27 tries from distance.
Kobe Elvis is a player who was a contributor for this contest. He scored 12 points on 4 of 8 shooting. He saw the court for 22 mins played and also collected 2 rebounds. Elvis finished shooting 50.0% from the field and also distributed 2 dimes. One more player that had an impact in this game for the Blue Demons was Charlie Moore. He pulled down 2 rebounds and accounted for 2 assists. He finished the game shooting 33.3% from the field in the game by going 3-of-9 (11 points). When the game finished, Moore played for 25 min.
Marquette has a win-loss record of 8-6 on the season. The Golden Eagles are responsible for committing 17.8 fouls every game while shooting 72.2% from the free throw line. They are getting an assist 14.1 times per contest (141st in the nation) and they are giving up possession 13.9 times per game. Marquette has accounted for 1,023 points for the season (73.1 per contest) and they collect 38.6 boards per game. On the offensive side of the court, the Golden Eagles are hitting on 45.2% from the field, which ranks them 138th in college basketball. The Golden Eagles on defense are ranked 162nd in Division 1 in PPG surrendered with 69.6. They are forcing their opponents into 10.7 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 40.1% from the field (55th in D-1). The Marquette defense gives up 35.5% on 3-pointers (117 of 330) and opponents are knocking down 72.8% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have surrendered 13.9 dimes and 33.3 rebounds on a nightly basis, which is 235th and 98th in those categories on the defensive end.
The last time they took the court, the Marquette Golden Eagles went home victorious with a score of 73-71 when they faced the St. John's Red Storm. The Golden Eagles pulled down 29 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive boards for a total of 39 in this game. They stuffed 7 shots while recording 7 steals in this contest. The Red Storm had 21 personal fouls in the game which got the Golden Eagles to the free throw line for 16 tries. They were able to make 14 of them for a rate of 87.5%. In terms of 3-point attempts, Marquette made 7 out of their 19 tries (36.8%). When this game wrapped up, the Golden Eagles finished 26 out of 56 from the floor which had them at 46.4%. The Golden Eagles allowed the Red Storm to bury 26 out of 69 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 37.7% in this contest. They finished 40.0% from distance by shooting 10 of 25 and finished the contest at 9 out of 14 from the free throw line (64.3%). In relation to rebounding, Marquette permitted St. John's to grab 28 overall (11 on the offensive glass).
D.J. Carton ended up being a factor for the Golden Eagles in the game. He converted 6 of 10 in the game for a field goal percentage of 60.0%, which had him finishing with 14 points. Carton grabbed 5 boards in his 35 mins and accounted for 2 assists for this contest. One more player that ended being a contributor for Marquette was Greg Elliott. He finished with 13 points in 24 minutes on the hardwood by way of 5 out of 8 from the floor in the matchup. Elliott wrapped this one up going 62.5% from the floor while also contributing 2 assists and 4 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Marquette (-8.5)
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