DePaul Blue Demons vs Northwestern Wildcats Prediction, 12/17/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: DePaul Blue Demons vs Northwestern Wildcats
Date: Saturday, December 17, 2022
Location: Welsh-Ryan Arena in Evanston, IL
TV: Hulu Live TV
The DePaul Blue Demons (6-5) are traveling to Welsh-Ryan Arena on Saturday where they will take on the Northwestern Wildcats (7-2).
The DePaul Blue Demons stepped onto the hardwood against Duquesne and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 70-55 in their last game. With respect to personal fouls, the Blue Demons ended up walking away with 12 while Duquesne totaled 14 personal fouls. They converted 5 of their 13 attempts from 3-point land. Duquesne shot 59.1% when shooting free throws by making 13 of 22 tries. Moreover, Duquesne totaled 30 boards (5 offensive, 25 defensive), but wasn't able to record a rejection. Duquesne totaled 17 dimes and had 9 steals in this game. When discussing the defense, DePaul allowed the other team to go 48.1% from the floor on 26 out of 54 shooting. They also distributed 9 dimes for the matchup in addition to forcing the opposition into 12 turnovers and getting 3 steals. When it comes to grabbing boards, they compiled a total of 26 with 6 of them being of the offensive sort. When they shot from the free throw line, the Blue Demons knocked down 13 of 14 attempts for a rate of 92.9%. DePaul walked away from the game having earned a 30.9% field goal percentage (17 out of 55) and knocked down 8 out of their 21 shots from beyond the arc.
Javan Johnson is one player who was a major factor for the contest. He finished shooting 50.0% from the field and earned 1 assist. He was on the hardwood for 36 mins played and also pulled down 2 rebounds. He ended up with 19 points on 6 of 12 shooting.
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DePaul heads into this matchup with a win-loss record of 6-5 for the season. They turn it over 13.5 times per contest and as a team they commit 17.9 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, DePaul is snagging 34.3 boards per game and has 150 assists so far this season, which ranks 142nd in the country in terms of passing. The Blue Demons are connecting on 36.4% on 3-pointers (102 of 280) and 79.4% from the free throw line. They are averaging 75.1 pts per contest (135th in the nation) while shooting 42.7% from the field.
When they are on defense, the Blue Demons are able to force 13.5 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 17.7 fouls. They are ranked 283rd in the nation in allowing assists to the opposition with 152 relinquished for the year. The Blue Demons defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 44.1% (293 of 664) and they relinquish 37.8 rebounds per contest as a squad. They give up 30.9% on 3-point shots while they are 309th in college hoops in points per game allowed (74.4).
When they last played, the Northwestern Wildcats took a loss by a final score of 63-61 when they played Prairie View A&M. With respect to cleaning up the glass, Northwestern allowed Prairie View A&M to snag 27 overall (6 offensive). They finished 36.4% from beyond the perimeter via 8 out of 22 and ended up going 9 of 12 from the free throw line (75.0%). The Wildcats permitted Prairie View A&M to bury 23 of 55 attempts from the field which gave them a rate of 41.8% for the contest. When the final whistle was blown, the Wildcats ended up shooting 18 for 61 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 29.5%. Pertaining to three-point attempts, Northwestern made 8 of their 29 attempts (27.6%). They were able to knock down 17 of those for a rate of 73.9%. Prairie View A&M had 17 fouls for the matchup which took the Wildcats to the charity stripe for a total of 23 attempts. They also turned it over 7 times, while recording 4 steals in this matchup. The Wildcats snagged 31 defensive boards and 13 offensive boards totaling 44 for this game.
Robbie Beran ended up being important for the Wildcats for this game. He knocked down 6 of 11 in this game for a field goal percentage of 54.5%, and added 12 rebounds. He totaled 20 points in his 38 mins of playing time and had 1 assist in the game.
Northwestern has a record of 7-2 for the season. As an offense, the Wildcats are connecting on 37.7% from the floor, which is 359th in the nation. Northwestern has scored 580 pts this season (64.4 per contest) and they grab 38.7 rebounds per game. They are dishing out assists 13.6 times per game (189th in the country) and they are turning it over 11.9 times per contest. The Wildcats commit 15.2 fouls per contest while shooting 73.3% from the free throw line.
The Northwestern defense gives up 31.1% on shots from beyond the perimeter (71 of 228) and their opponents are converting on 71.6% of their foul shots. They have allowed 11.7 dimes and 36.8 boards per game, which is 120th and 292nd in Division 1. The Wildcats are ranked 7th in Division 1 in points per game surrendered with 56.8. They are able to force 14.7 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 34.6% from the field (5th in college hoops).
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Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take DePaul
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