Marquette Golden Eagles vs DePaul Blue Demons Prediction, 1/28/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Marquette Golden Eagles vs DePaul Blue Demons
Date: Saturday, January 28, 2023
Location: Wintrust Arena in Chicago, IL
Wintrust Arena is where the DePaul Blue Demons (9-12) will go up against the Marquette Golden Eagles (16-5) on Saturday.
The Marquette Golden Eagles faced Seton Hall and walked away with a win by a score of 74-53 in their last contest. Marquette walked away from the contest having earned a 53.7% FG percentage (29 out of 54) and converted 9 of their 27 shots from distance. At the charity stripe, the Golden Eagles buried 7 of their 9 tries for a percentage of 77.8%. With regard to hauling in rebounds, they compiled a total of 21 with 6 of them being offensive. They also recorded 15 assists in this game as well as forcing the other team into 22 turnovers and having 13 steals. When discussing the defense, Marquette allowed the other team to go 45.9% from the floor on 17 out of 37 shooting. Seton Hall totaled 14 assists and had 11 steals in this matchup. In addition, Seton Hall pulled down 26 boards (6 offensive, 20 defensive), but wasn't able to put a block in the stat sheet. Seton Hall ended up going 70.0% from the free throw line by knocking down 14 of their 20 tries. They knocked down 5 of 12 shots from distance. When it comes to fouls, the Golden Eagles ended up finishing with 19 and Seton Hall had 13 fouls.
Kameron Jones is a guy who came through for the game. He finished shooting 57.1% from the floor but wasn't able to get an assist. He was on the hardwood for 31 mins played and pulled down 3 boards. He accounted for 22 points on 8 of 14 shooting.
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Marquette heads into this matchup with a record of 16-5 for the year. They have an average of 82.3 points per outing (16th in D-1) while hitting 50.3% from the field. The Golden Eagles are connecting on 35.0% on three-point attempts (182 of 520) and 71.9% from the charity stripe. As a team, Marquette is grabbing 32.0 rebounds per game and has 383 assists on the year, which is 7th in D-1 in terms of passing. They are losing possession via turnover 11.2 times per game and as a unit they commit 16.4 personal fouls per contest.
On the defensive end of the court, the Golden Eagles are forcing 16.1 turnovers per contest while drawing 15.0 fouls. They are conceding 33.8% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are ranked 233rd in college hoops in points per game allowed (71.0). The Golden Eagles defensively are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 44.6% (544 of 1,221) and they relinquish 35.4 boards per game as a basketball team. They rank 332nd in college hoops in giving up assists to the opposition with 313 conceded so far this year.
The last time they took the court, the DePaul Blue Demons took a loss by a final score of 81-76 against Georgetown. The Blue Demons were able to pull down 23 defensive boards and 9 offensive rebounds for a total of 32 in the matchup. They also turned the ball over 12 times, while recording 5 steals in the game. Georgetown had 18 personal fouls in this contest which took the Blue Demons to the free throw line for a total of 19 tries. They were able to make 11 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 57.9%. When it comes to 3-point attempts, DePaul made 7 of their 15 attempts (46.7%). Overall, the Blue Demons ended up going 29 out of 59 from the floor which had them sitting at 49.2%. The Blue Demons allowed Georgetown to make 25 out of their 56 tries from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 44.6% in the game. They finished 26.7% from behind the 3-point line by hitting 4 of 15 and finished the contest at 27 out of 41 at the free throw line (65.9%). When discussing how they rebounded, DePaul permitted Georgetown to pull down 33 in all (11 on the offensive side).
Umoja Gibson ended up having an impact for the Blue Demons in the game. He converted 8 out of 11 for this game for a field goal rate of 72.7%, and added 1 rebound. He had 24 points in his 35 minutes of playing time and had 4 assists for this game.
DePaul has a mark of 9-12 this season. The Blue Demons commit 18.2 fouls every game and they connect on 77.2% from the charity stripe. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 13.4 times per contest (175th in the nation) and they turn the ball over 13.0 times per contest. DePaul has totaled 1,503 pts this season (71.6 per game) and they grab 32.9 rebounds per game. When it comes to executing on offense, the Blue Demons are hitting on 42.2% from the floor, which is ranked 302nd in college hoops.
The DePaul defense concedes 35.1% on shots from 3-point land (147 of 419) and their opposition makes 70.2% of their free throw attempts. They surrender 13.3 assists and 38.4 rebounds per contest, which ranks them 234th and 351st in college basketball. The Blue Demons are ranked 314th in college basketball in points allowed per game with 74.9. They are forcing 13.3 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 44.6% from the floor (267th in the country).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take DePaul
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