Marquette Golden Eagles vs DePaul Blue Demons Prediction, 3/2/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Marquette Golden Eagles vs DePaul Blue Demons
Date: Wednesday, March 2, 2022
Location: Wintrust Arena in Chicago, IL
The DePaul Blue Demons (14-14) will try to beat the Marquette Golden Eagles (18-10) at Wintrust Arena on Wednesday.
The Marquette Golden Eagles faced Butler and went home with a win by a final score of 64-56 in their last game. Marquette wrapped up the game with a 41.1% FG percentage (23 of 56) and knocked down 6 of their 24 three-point attempts. At the charity stripe, the Golden Eagles buried 12 of 15 tries for a rate of 80.0%. In the matter of grabbing rebounds, they earned 27 with 3 of them being of the offensive variety. They also dished out 11 assists for the matchup as well as forcing 14 turnovers and earning 10 steals. With respect to defense, Marquette allowed their opponent to shoot 38.2% from the floor on 21 of 55 shooting. Butler distributed 17 dimes and had 6 steals in this contest. In addition, Butler totaled 38 rebounds (11 offensive, 27 defensive), but finished the game with no rejections. Butler ended up shooting 55.6% at the charity stripe by making 10 of their 18 attempts. They also converted 4 out of their 23 attempts from three-point range. In relation to personal fouls, the Golden Eagles ended up finishing with 17 while Butler recorded 17 personal fouls.
Darryl Morsell is someone who was a factor for this contest. He shot 45.5% from the floor and also recorded 2 assists. He played for 35 minutes played and pulled down 4 boards. He accounted for 16 points on 5 out of 11 shooting.
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Marquette heads into this game with a win-loss mark of 18-10 on the season. They are turning it over 12.2 times per contest and as a group are committing 17.6 fouls per contest. As a team, Marquette is pulling down 34.8 rebounds per game and has earned 457 assists on the season, which is 33rd in the nation in terms of passing. The Golden Eagles are shooting 35.1% on 3-pointers (243 of 693) and 74.0% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 74.2 pts per contest (104th in the country) while hitting 45.4% from the field.
On the defensive end of the court, the Golden Eagles have forced 13.7 turnovers per contest while drawing 15.2 fouls. They are 246th in D-1 in giving up assists with 384 conceded on the season. The Golden Eagles defense is allowing an opponent FG percentage of 40.5% (701 of 1,731) and they surrender 39.0 rebounds per game as a group. They are surrendering 31.6% from 3-point land and they are ranked 206th in D-1 in points per game allowed (69.8).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the DePaul Blue Demons got the victory with a final of 99-94 when they played St. John's. The Blue Demons pulled down 25 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive boards for a total of 34 for the game. They turned the ball over 15 times, while getting 10 steals for the matchup. St. John's had 26 personal fouls for this game which took the Blue Demons to the free throw line for a total of 38 attempts. They were able to make 26 of those for a rate of 68.4%. In terms of shots from distance, DePaul knocked down 7 out of 18 tries (38.9%). In all, the Blue Demons finished shooting 33 out of 59 from the field which gave them a rate of 55.9%. The Blue Demons allowed St. John's to knock down 37 of their 76 tries from the floor which left them shooting 48.7% for the matchup. They finished shooting 36.8% from beyond the perimeter by going 7 of 19 and ended up going 13 of 22 at the free throw line (59.1%). Regarding team rebounding, DePaul permitted St. John's to get 34 overall (15 on the offensive side).
Javon Freeman-Liberty ended up being a major contributor for the Blue Demons for this game. He earned 39 points in his 37 mins on the court and accumulated 2 dimes for this contest. He made 14 of 21 in the game for a field goal percentage of 66.7%, and accounted for 8 rebounds.
DePaul has a win-loss mark of 14-14 for the year. As an offense, the Blue Demons are hitting on 43.1% from the floor, which ranks them 241st in D-1. DePaul has 2,040 points for the campaign (72.9 per contest) and they pull in 38.7 boards per game. They are dishing out assists 11.2 times per game (309th in the nation) and they turn the ball over 12.4 times per game. The Blue Demons commit 15.7 personal fouls every game and they connect on 68.8% from the free throw line.
The DePaul defense concedes 34.0% on 3-pointers (209 of 615) and opponents are connecting on 74.6% of their free throw attempts. They have allowed 12.5 dimes and 36.0 boards per contest, which ranks them 164th and 261st in the country. The Blue Demons are ranked 240th in D-1 in points given up per game with 71.1. They are forcing their opponents into 12.1 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 42.2% from the floor (133rd in college basketball).
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Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take DePaul
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