Providence Friars vs DePaul Blue Demons Prediction, 1/1/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Providence Friars vs DePaul Blue Demons
Date: Sunday, January 1, 2023
Location: Wintrust Arena in Chicago, IL
TV: Youtube TV
Wintrust Arena is where the DePaul Blue Demons (7-7) will go up against the Providence Friars (11-3) on Sunday.
The Providence Friars faced Butler and walked away with a win by a score of 72-52 in their last game. Providence walked away from the game having earned a 45.0% field goal percentage (27 out of 60) and converted 4 out of their 13 3-point attempts. At the charity stripe, the Friars buried 14 of their 17 shots for a rate of 82.4%. When talking about pulling down boards, they collected a total of 39 with 12 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 13 assists for the game while creating 11 turnovers and having 8 steals. Concerning defending, Providence allowed the other team to shoot 35.1% from the field on 20 out of 57 shooting. Butler distributed 9 dimes and had 7 steals in this game. Additionally, Butler grabbed 28 rebounds (10 offensive, 18 defensive), but didn't have a block. Butler shot 62.5% at the charity stripe by converting 10 of their 16 shots. They converted 2 of their 16 shots from 3-point range. When talking about fouls, the Friars walked away with 16 while Butler finished the game with 15 fouls.
Devin Carter is someone who was a factor in the game. He shot 56.3% from the field and also recorded 3 dimes. He saw the court for 34 minutes and grabbed 3 rebounds. He scored 21 points on 9 of 16 shooting.
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Providence heads into this matchup with a record of 11-3 so far this year. They average 80.6 points per game (38th in the country) while hitting 47.5% from the field. The Friars are shooting 33.1% on 3-pointers (84 of 254) and 73.5% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Providence is grabbing 40.3 boards per contest and is sitting with 215 assists this season, which has them ranked 44th in the country in terms of passing the rock. They are losing possession via turnover 12.9 times per game and as a group they are committing 14.4 fouls on a nightly basis.
On defense, the Friars are able to force 13.1 turnovers every game and they draw 19.4 fouls. They are surrendering 33.8% on shots from distance while they are 174th in the country in opponents points per game (68.4). The Friars defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 42.3% (359 of 849) and they concede 30.0 rebounds per game as a unit. They currently rank 122nd in D-1 in allowing assists to the opposition with 153 relinquished for the year.
In their last game, the DePaul Blue Demons got the victory with a final of 83-76 when they played Georgetown. The Blue Demons collected 19 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive boards for a total of 25 for this contest. They also coughed up the ball 7 times, while recording 10 steals for the contest. Georgetown was called for 18 personal fouls for the game which took the Blue Demons to the charity stripe for a total of 20 attempts. They were able to knock down 16 of the free throws for a percentage of 80.0%. When talking about shooting from beyond the arc, DePaul made 11 of 22 tries (50.0%). Overall, the Blue Demons walked away from this one shooting 28 for 62 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 45.2%. The Blue Demons permitted Georgetown to bury 29 out of their 60 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 48.3% for the game. They wrapped up this game 50.0% from 3-point land by connecting on 7 out of 14 and ended up going 11 of 17 at the free throw line (64.7%). With respect to how they cleaned up the glass, DePaul allowed Georgetown to pull down 39 in all (12 on the offensive side).
Umoja Gibson was important for the Blue Demons in this matchup. He converted 8 of 12 in the matchup for a field goal rate of 66.7%, and accumulated 4 rebounds. He earned 31 points in his 38 minutes on the court and totaled 5 dimes for this contest.
DePaul has a record of 7-7 for the year. The Blue Demons commit 17.6 personal fouls every game and they go 79.4% from the charity stripe. Their rate of earning assists is at 13.4 times per contest (200th in Division 1) and they are losing possession via turnover 13.4 times per contest. DePaul has scored 1,019 pts on the campaign (72.8 per contest) and they snag 33.8 boards per contest. When it comes to offense, the Blue Demons are hitting on 41.4% from the floor, which ranks 311th in college basketball.
The DePaul defense surrenders 35.1% on shots from beyond the perimeter (104 of 296) and their opposition knocks down 69.1% of their foul shots. They concede 13.9 assists and 38.7 rebounds every game, which ranks them 276th and 345th in college hoops. The Blue Demons defensively are ranked 326th in college basketball in points per game surrendered with 75.5. They are forcing 14.0 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 44.9% from the floor (282nd in college basketball).
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Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take DePaul
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