Connecticut Huskies vs DePaul Blue Demons Prediction, 1/29/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Connecticut Huskies vs DePaul Blue Demons
Date: Saturday, January 29, 2022
Location: Wintrust Arena in Chicago, IL
Wintrust Arena is the site where the DePaul Blue Demons (10-9) will try to defeat the Connecticut Huskies (14-4) on Saturday.
The Connecticut Huskies faced Georgetown and went home with a win by a final score of 96-73 in their last contest. When it comes to fouls, the Huskies ended up with 15 while Georgetown finished the game with 16 fouls. They knocked down 11 of their 21 shots from beyond the perimeter. Georgetown shot 66.7% from the free throw line by burying 8 of their 12 shots. Furthermore, Georgetown collected 23 boards (10 offensive, 13 defensive), but wrapped up the game with no rejections. Georgetown dished out 11 dimes and had 6 steals for the matchup. In reference to defense, Connecticut allowed their opponent to shoot 45.0% from the field on 27 out of 60 shooting. They also recorded 21 assists in this contest as well as forcing the other team into 11 turnovers and having 5 steals. When talking about pulling down rebounds, they collected 35 with 16 of them being of the offensive sort. At the charity stripe, the Huskies buried 18 of 23 attempts for a percentage of 78.3%. Connecticut ended the game with a 50.0% FG percentage (34 of 68) and converted 10 out of their 24 3-point attempts.
Adama Sanogo is a guy who was a major contributor in this game. He finished with 19 points on 8 out of 14 shooting. He played for 23 mins played and also snagged 8 boards. He finished shooting 57.1% from the floor but had no assists when the game ended.
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Connecticut will enter this game with a mark of 14-4 this season. They lose possession by turning the ball over 12.4 times per game and as a team they commit 17.8 fouls per game. As a team, Connecticut is snagging 42.1 boards per game and has earned 279 assists so far this season, which ranks 104th in the country in terms of passing. The Huskies are shooting 36.2% on 3-point shots (146 of 403) and 74.7% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 80.6 pts per game (18th in Division 1) while hitting 44.6% from the floor.
When they are on defense, the Huskies are able to force 14.4 turnovers per game while drawing 18.1 fouls. They are currently ranked 32nd in the nation in allowing assists to the opposition with 182 surrendered on the campaign. The Huskies defensively are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 39.0% (409 of 1,050) and they relinquish 33.9 rebounds per game as a group. They are surrendering 33.8% on shots from distance and they are 74th in college basketball in points per game from their opponents (64.8).
In their last game, the DePaul Blue Demons went home defeated by a final of 67-43 when they faced Villanova. The Blue Demons earned 23 defensive rebounds and 5 offensive boards totaling 28 for this game. They coughed up the ball 15 times, while getting 2 steals in the matchup. Villanova earned 14 personal fouls in this matchup which got the Blue Demons to the free throw line for 9 tries. They were able to make 8 of the free throws for a clip of 88.9%. Pertaining to shots from 3-point land, DePaul made 5 of 15 attempts (33.3%). When the final whistle was blown, the Blue Demons ended up going 15 for 46 from the floor which had them shooting 32.6%. The Blue Demons permitted Villanova to bury 24 of 56 attempts from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 42.9% for the matchup. They finished shooting 44.0% from 3-point land by shooting 11 out of 25 and finished the contest at 8 out of 10 from the free throw line (80.0%). When discussing how they rebounded, DePaul allowed Villanova to get 31 in all (9 on the offensive side).
Javan Johnson pitched in for the Blue Demons for the game. He earned 16 points in his 31 mins of playing time, but wasn't able to notch an assist. He knocked down 5 of 10 for the matchup for a rate of 50.0%, and accumulated 5 rebounds.
DePaul has a mark of 10-9 so far this season. The Blue Demons are committing 15.2 personal fouls per contest and they hit 69.2% from the free throw line. Their rate of earning assists is at 11.1 times per contest (315th in college basketball) and they turn it over 12.8 times per contest. DePaul has totaled 1,405 pts for the year (73.9 per game) and they pull in 39.2 boards per game. On the offensive side of the ball, the Blue Demons are connecting on 43.6% from the field, which has them ranked 213th in the nation.
The DePaul defense surrenders 34.9% on 3-point attempts (150 of 430) and opponents are connecting on 75.3% of their foul shots. They concede 12.9 assists and 35.2 rebounds per contest, which is ranked 203rd and 197th in college hoops. The Blue Demons on defense are ranked 238th in college basketball in points given up per game with 71.1. They are able to force 12.2 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 42.3% from the floor (157th in college hoops).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Connecticut
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