Creighton Bluejays vs DePaul Blue Demons Prediction, 3/4/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Creighton Bluejays vs DePaul Blue Demons
Date: Saturday, March 4, 2023
Location: Wintrust Arena in Chicago, IL
The DePaul Blue Demons (9-21) welcome the Creighton Bluejays (19-11) at Wintrust Arena on Saturday.
The Creighton Bluejays stepped onto the hardwood against Georgetown and took home the win by a score of 99-59 in their last contest. In regard to personal fouls, the Bluejays walked away with 16 and Georgetown recorded 14 personal fouls. They made 5 of their 25 shots from beyond the arc. Georgetown went 80.0% at the charity stripe by burying 12 of their 15 tries. On top of that, Georgetown collected 28 boards (10 offensive, 18 defensive), but didn't notch a rejection. Georgetown recorded 9 dimes and had 8 steals for the matchup. In the matter of defending, Creighton allowed the other team to go 31.8% from the floor on 21 of 66 shooting. They also recorded 27 assists for this game in addition to forcing the opposition into 7 turnovers and getting 4 steals. Regarding getting rebounds, they earned 40 with 8 of them being of the offensive sort. At the free throw line, the Bluejays knocked down 14 of their 19 attempts for a rate of 73.7%. Creighton ended the contest with a 54.1% field goal percentage (33 out of 61) and made 19 out of their 34 3-point attempts.
Trey Alexander is one player who was a contributor for the contest. He notched 25 points on 8 of 11 shooting. He saw the court for 22 mins played and also collected 3 rebounds. He walked away from this one shooting 72.7% from the floor and also earned 4 dimes.
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Creighton comes into this contest with a mark of 19-11 so far this season. They are turning it over 11.5 times per contest and as a basketball team they are committing 13.0 fouls every game. As a unit, Creighton is pulling down 37.3 rebounds per contest and has accumulated 480 dimes on the year, which ranks 27th in college hoops in terms of passing the rock. The Bluejays are shooting 35.7% on three-point shots (267 of 748) and 75.8% from the free throw line. They average 76.6 points per outing (61st in college basketball) while shooting 46.8% from the field.
On the defensive end, the Bluejays have forced 10.1 turnovers per contest while drawing 15.9 fouls. They are giving up 33.4% on 3-point shots and they are ranked 119th in Division 1 in points per game from their opponents (67.8). The Bluejays defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 42.1% (789 of 1,875) and they concede 33.3 boards per game as a team. They are 156th in D-1 in giving up assists with 372 conceded for the campaign.
The last time they took the court, the DePaul Blue Demons took a loss by a score of 88-59 against Connecticut. The Blue Demons recorded 16 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive rebounds for a total of 24 in the matchup. They also gave up possession 13 times, while recording 8 steals in this game. Connecticut earned 13 personal fouls in this game which got the Blue Demons to the charity stripe for a total of 16 attempts. They were able to make 12 of the free throws for a percentage of 75.0%. In the matter of shots from distance, DePaul knocked down 5 of 15 tries (33.3%). When the final whistle blew, the Blue Demons went 21 for 60 from the floor which had them sitting at 35.0%. The Blue Demons permitted Connecticut to knock down 35 out of 64 attempts from the field which had them shooting 54.7% in this contest. They went 43.5% from 3-point land via 10 out of 23 and ended up shooting 8 of 10 at the free throw line (80.0%). In reference to how they attacked the glass, DePaul allowed Connecticut to pull down 35 overall (9 offensive).
Nick Ongenda ended up being a factor for the Blue Demons in this contest. He tallied 17 points in his 32 minutes on the hardwood, but finished this game without an assist. He knocked down 6 of 11 in this contest for a rate of 54.5%, and totaled 6 rebounds.
DePaul has a mark of 9-21 so far this season. As an offense, the Blue Demons are shooting 42.2% from the field, which ranks them 307th in Division 1. DePaul has earned 2,129 pts on the campaign (71.0 per contest) and they pull down 32.9 rebounds per contest. They are assisting teammates 13.8 times per contest (136th in D-1) and they turn the ball over 13.0 times per game. The Blue Demons are committing 18.3 fouls every game and they connect on 74.1% from the charity stripe.
The DePaul defense gives up 34.8% on 3-point attempts (220 of 633) and their opponents are connecting on 70.9% of their foul shots. They have conceded 14.6 dimes and 38.9 rebounds per contest, ranking them 318th and 357th in Division 1. The Blue Demons are ranked 342nd in college basketball in PPG allowed with 77.1. They have forced 12.5 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 45.1% from the field (279th in college basketball).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take DePaul
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