Marquette Golden Eagles vs DePaul Blue Demons Prediction, 3/2/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Marquette Golden Eagles vs DePaul Blue Demons
Date: Tuesday, March 2, 2021
Location: Wintrust Arena in Chicago, IL
Odds/Point Spread: Marquette (-5.5)
The Marquette Golden Eagles (11-13) go to Wintrust Arena on Tuesday where they'll take on the DePaul Blue Demons (4-12). Marquette opens this contest as 5.5-point favorites. The total has been set at 134.
Marquette will enter this matchup with a record of 11-13 for the campaign. They average 70.5 pts per game (202nd in the nation) while going 44.6% from the field. The Golden Eagles are shooting 33.2% on 3-pointers (164 of 494) and 73.3% from the free throw line. As a team, Marquette is collecting 36.6 boards per game and is sitting with 301 assists this year, which has them ranked 126th in college basketball in terms of passing the ball. They cough up possession 14.4 times per game and as a group they are committing 17.4 personal fouls every game. On the defensive end, the Golden Eagles are forcing their opponents into 10.9 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 17.9 personal fouls. The Golden Eagles defense is allowing a field goal percentage of 41.5% (590 of 1,420) and they relinquish 33.3 rebounds per game as a team. They are currently ranked 298th in D-1 in giving up assists with 330 conceded this year. They are relinquishing 35.5% on 3-pointers and they are 186th in college hoops in points per game allowed (70.3).
The Marquette Golden Eagles stepped onto the hardwood against the Connecticut Huskies and ended up losing by a score of 80-62 in their last game. Marquette walked away from the contest having earned a 39.3% field goal percentage (22 of 56) and buried 4 out of their 16 shots from beyond the perimeter. When they shot from the free throw line, the Golden Eagles made 14 of 21 attempts for a percentage of 66.7%. In reference to pulling down rebounds, they earned 28 with 10 of them being of the offensive variety. They also distributed 8 assists in the matchup as well as forcing the other team into 7 turnovers and getting 3 steals. When discussing defense, Marquette allowed their opponent to shoot 51.6% from the field on 33 of 64 shooting. Connecticut distributed 12 dimes and had 5 steals for the contest. Additionally, Connecticut grabbed 33 rebounds (8 offensive, 25 defensive) and earned 3 blocked shots. Connecticut ended up going 88.9% at the charity stripe by making 8 of their 9 tries. They made 6 out of their 21 shots from beyond the arc.
Dawson Garcia is someone who had an impact in this matchup. He scored 18 points on 5 of 10 shooting. He played for 31 minutes and also totaled 8 rebounds. Garcia finished 50.0% from the floor but didn't record a dime. One more player that was a factor in this game for the Golden Eagles was Theo John. He snagged 1 rebound in his 25 min played on the night. He shot 60.0% from the field in this contest by connecting on 3-of-5 (6 points). When the game finished, John went home without an assist.
DePaul has a mark of 4-12 for the campaign. DePaul has tallied 1,049 pts on the campaign (65.6 per contest) and they average 37.5 boards per game. The Blue Demons are committing 19.0 fouls every game and they hit 67.4% from the charity stripe. When it comes to offensive execution, the Blue Demons are hitting on 41.8% from the field, which has them ranked 294th in college basketball. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 11.9 times per game (272nd in college basketball) and they turn it over 16.2 times per game. The Blue Demons defensively are ranked 200th in D-1 in PPG surrendered with 70.9. They surrender 13.8 dimes and 36.9 boards on a nightly basis, which is ranked 245th and 266th in D-1. The DePaul defense gives up 31.6% on shots from beyond the arc (120 of 380) and opponents are connecting on 72.9% of their free throw shots. They are able to force 14.8 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 41.5% from the floor (83rd in Division 1).
In their last game, the DePaul Blue Demons went home defeated by a final of 68-60 against the Georgetown Hoyas. The Blue Demons pulled down 18 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive rebounds totaling 24 for this game. They also gave up possession of the ball 13 times, while earning 6 steals in this contest. The Hoyas had 15 personal fouls for the game which took the Blue Demons to the free throw line for a total of 10 attempts. They were able to bury 9 of the free throw tries for a clip of 90.0%. Concerning shots from distance, DePaul made 7 out of their 18 tries (38.9%). When the final whistle was blown, the Blue Demons went 22 out of 57 from the field which gave them a percentage of 38.6%. The Blue Demons allowed the Hoyas to convert 21 out of 51 tries from the floor which left them shooting 41.2% for the contest. They finished shooting 41.2% from distance by shooting 7 of 17 and ended up going 19 out of 21 from the charity stripe (90.5%). When discussing how they attacked the glass, DePaul allowed Georgetown to pull down 35 in total (11 on the offensive glass).
Charlie Moore ended up having an impact for the Blue Demons in this game. He buried 9 of 19 in the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 47.4%, and had 2 rebounds. Moore accumulated 22 points in his 37 mins on the hardwood and accumulated 4 assists in this matchup. Another guy that played a role for DePaul was Kobe Elvis. He ended up finishing with 3 dimes in 23 mins on the hardwood, and he knocked down 2 out of 5 from the floor. Elvis walked away from this one going 40.0% from the floor in addition to totaling 5 points and 1 rebound.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take DePaul (+5.5) and under 134 points
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