DePaul Blue Demons vs Seton Hall Pirates Prediction, 2/17/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: DePaul Blue Demons vs Seton Hall Pirates
Date: Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Location: Prudential Center in Newark, NJ
Odds/Point Spread: DePaul (+12)
The Seton Hall Pirates (12-8) play the DePaul Blue Demons (3-9) at Prudential Center on Wednesday. DePaul opens this game as 12-point dogs. The over/under is set at 138.
DePaul will enter this matchup with a win-loss record of 3-9 for the year. The Blue Demons are connecting on 31.7% on shots from 3-point land (69 of 218) and 65.4% from the free throw line. They have an average of 66.3 pts per contest (293rd in the country) while going 41.3% from the field. They are giving up possession 15.5 times per game and as a basketball team they are committing 18.7 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, DePaul is pulling down 38.1 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 149 dimes on the season, which ranks 317th in Division 1 in terms of passing the ball. Defensively, the Blue Demons are forcing 14.9 turnovers per contest while drawing 16.4 personal fouls. They currently rank 48th in Division 1 in giving up assists to their opponents with 165 conceded on the season. The Blue Demons are allowing an opponent FG percentage of 42.1% (296 of 703) and they surrender 36.9 boards per contest as a unit. They relinquish 30.0% on shots from downtown while they are 192nd in the country in opponents PPG (70.5).
The DePaul Blue Demons faced the Providence Friars and took a loss by a final of 57-47 in their last contest. DePaul finished with a 30.6% field goal percentage (19 out of 62) and made 3 of their 9 shots from distance. At the free throw line, the Blue Demons buried 6 of 10 attempts for a percentage of 60.0%. When it comes to grabbing boards, they compiled a total of 40 with 11 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 7 assists in the game as well as having 4 steals and 4 blocks. When discussing defense, DePaul allowed the other team to go 30.6% from the floor on 19 of 62 shooting. Providence distributed 10 dimes and had 6 steals for the matchup. Moreover, the Friars totaled 41 rebounds (13 offensive, 28 defensive) and got 4 blocks. Providence finished the game at 66.7% at the free throw line by knocking down 8 of their 12 attempts. They buried 7 of their 24 tries from long range.
Javon Freeman-Liberty is a player who played a role for this contest. He ended up with 7 points on 3 out of 11 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 26 mins and also snagged 3 rebounds. Freeman-Liberty shot 27.3% from the floor and distributed 2 assists. An additional guy that had an impact in the matchup for the Blue Demons was Ray Salnave. He collected 5 boards and had 2 dimes. He walked away from this one shooting 14.3% from the field for the game by hitting 1-of-7 (6 points). When all was said and done, Salnave was on the hardwood for 25 min.
Seton Hall has a win-loss record of 12-8 so far this season. The Pirates have committed 16.4 fouls per game and they go 75.8% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 13.4 times per game (166th in the country) and they are giving up possession 13.0 times per contest. Seton Hall has accounted for 1,473 pts for the season (73.7 per game) and they grab 34.8 boards per contest. When it comes to executing on offense, the Pirates are hitting on 45.7% from the field, which is 101st in the country. The Pirates on the defensive end are ranked 180th in the nation in points given up per game with 70.1. The Seton Hall defense concedes 36.3% on 3-pointers (155 of 427) and opponents are converting on 73.4% of their free throw shots. They surrender 12.7 dimes and 33.7 rebounds on a nightly basis, which is ranked 156th and 117th in those defensive categories. They have forced 12.6 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 43.2% from the floor (178th in the nation).
When they last stepped on the court, the Seton Hall Pirates walked away with a victory by a final of 57-51 when they played the Marquette Golden Eagles. The Pirates were able to snag 32 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive boards totaling 38 for this game. They blocked 4 shots while recording 4 steals in this matchup. The Golden Eagles were called for 13 fouls for this game which took the Pirates to the charity stripe for a total of 17 shots. They were able to knock down 13 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 76.5%. In the matter of 3-point shots, Seton Hall knocked down 4 of 15 tries (26.7%). In all, the Pirates shot 20 for 54 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 37.0%. The Pirates permitted the Golden Eagles to convert 18 of 60 attempts from the field which gave them a rate of 30.0% for this contest. They shot 12.0% from 3-point land by connecting on 3 of 25 and finished the game at 12 of 15 at the free throw line (80.0%). When talking about team rebounding, Seton Hall permitted Marquette to collect 37 in total (11 on the offensive glass).
Jared Rhoden ended up being a factor for the Pirates for the game. He knocked down 7 of 17 for this game giving him a field goal percentage of 41.2%, which had him finishing with 20 points. Rhoden collected 7 rebounds in his 36 mins and had 4 dimes for the game. An additional guy who was a determining factor for Seton Hall was Sandro Mamukelashvili. He ended up finishing with 11 points in his 37 minutes on the hardwood by way of 4 out of 12 from the floor in this matchup. Mamukelashvili finished going 33.3% from the field and also totaling 3 assists and 10 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Seton Hall (-12)
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