Seton Hall Pirates vs DePaul Blue Demons Prediction, 1/9/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Seton Hall Pirates vs DePaul Blue Demons
Date: Saturday, January 9, 2021
Location: Wintrust Arena in Chicago, IL
Odds/Point Spread: Seton Hall (-3.5)
The Seton Hall Pirates (8-5) travel to Wintrust Arena on Saturday where they'll take on the DePaul Blue Demons (1-2). The line on this game has Seton Hall as 3.5-point favorites. The total is set at 149.
Seton Hall will enter this contest with a mark of 8-5 for the season. The Pirates are hitting 33.7% on 3-point shots (92 of 273) and 72.9% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 74.8 pts per contest (138th in D-1) while going 45.4% from the field. They are giving up possession 13.0 times per game and as a basketball team they are committing 15.8 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Seton Hall is collecting 35.0 boards per game and has accounted for 179 dimes on the year, which is 30th in Division 1 in terms of passing the rock. On defense, the Pirates have forced 12.8 turnovers per game and they draw 19.8 personal fouls. The Pirates are giving up a FG percentage of 43.8% (345 of 788) and they relinquish 34.9 rebounds per contest as a team. They currently rank 326th in college hoops in giving up assists with 171 relinquished so far this season. They concede 36.6% on 3-pointers and they are 200th in D-1 in points per game allowed (71.2).
The Seton Hall Pirates stepped onto the hardwood against the Creighton Bluejays and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 89-53 in their last contest. Seton Hall ended the game with a 33.3% FG percentage (17 of 51) and buried 3 out of their 18 shots from beyond the perimeter. When they shot from the free throw line, the Pirates converted 16 of 27 tries for a rate of 59.3%. When discussing hauling in boards, they earned 20 with 9 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 6 assists for the matchup while having 10 steals and 4 blocks. In the matter of defense, Seton Hall allowed the other team to shoot 33.3% from the floor on 17 of 51 shooting. Creighton doled out 16 assists and had 11 steals for the contest. Moreover, the Bluejays grabbed 31 rebounds (5 offensive, 26 defensive) and added 4 rejections. Creighton finished shooting 80.0% from the free throw line by knocking down 8 of 10 attempts. They also buried 13 of their 24 tries from downtown.
Sandro Mamukelashvili is a player who came through for the matchup. He totaled 14 points on 5 out of 12 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 29 minutes played and also pulled down 5 rebounds. Mamukelashvili finished shooting 41.7% from the floor and distributed 2 dimes. One more player that was a major factor in the matchup for the Pirates was Jared Rhoden. He collected 2 rebounds and earned 2 assists. He finished shooting 28.6% from the field for the matchup via 2-of-7 (10 points). At the conclusion of this game, Rhoden saw the court for 29 min.
DePaul has a win-loss record of 1-2 for the season. DePaul has earned 242 pts this year (80.7 per contest) and they average 38.3 rebounds per game. The Blue Demons commit 19.0 personal fouls every game and they hit 68.6% from the free throw line. In terms of offensive execution, the Blue Demons are hitting on 48.5% from the field, which is ranked 60th in college basketball. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 17.0 times per contest (43rd in college basketball) and they are turning it over 17.7 times per contest. The Blue Demons on the defensive side of the court are 327th in D-1 in points per game surrendered with 83.0. They are forcing their opponents into 15.0 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 42.9% from the floor (191st in college basketball). The DePaul defense gives up 31.0% on 3-pointers (22 of 71) and opponents are making 72.3% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have given up 14.7 dimes and 40.0 total rebounds per game, which is ranked 273rd and 310th in college hoops.
In their last game, the DePaul Blue Demons took a defeat with a final score of 82-61 against the Connecticut Huskies. The Blue Demons earned 16 defensive boards and 14 offensive boards totaling 30 in this matchup. They also rejected 5 shots while earning 4 steals in this contest. The Huskies earned 17 personal fouls for this game which took the Blue Demons to the charity stripe for 14 shots. They were able to bury 9 of those for a percentage of 64.3%. In reference to shots from distance, DePaul converted 4 out of 17 tries (23.5%). Overall, the Blue Demons finished shooting 24 for 63 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 38.1%. The Blue Demons allowed the Huskies to make 30 of 61 attempts from the floor which had them sitting at 49.2% for the contest. They finished shooting 41.2% from distance via 7 out of 17 and finished the game at 15 of 21 from the charity stripe (71.4%). In the matter of rebounding, DePaul permitted Connecticut to snag 41 in total (14 on the offensive glass).
Darious Hall was important for the Blue Demons in the game. He knocked down 5 of 8 for this contest giving him a rate of 62.5%, which got him 14 points. Hall collected 8 rebounds in his 22 mins and had 2 dimes in the matchup. Someone else that ended being a contributor for DePaul was Nick Ongenda. He finished with 13 points in his 26 minutes played via 4 of 6 shooting for the matchup. Ongenda ended up shooting 66.7% from the field while also contributing 2 assists and 8 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take DePaul (+3.5)
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