DePaul Blue Demons at Marquette Golden Eagles Free Prediction 01/23/19

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The 12th-ranked Marquette Golden Eagles (16-3, 5-1 Big East) welcome the DePaul Blue Demons (11-6, 3-3 Big East) to Fiserv Forum. The Golden Eagles will try to prolong their five-game winning streak. The game begins at 8:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, January 23, 2019.

DePaul Blue Demons at Marquette Golden Eagles Betting Odds

Both teams beat their last opponent. The Golden Eagles defeated the Providence Friars 79-68, while the Blue Demons beat the Seton Hall Pirates 97-93.

The Blue Demons had a fantastic offensive rebounding percentage of 55.2 (above their season average of 31.3) and had a free throw rate of 0.492 (above their season average of 0.228). The Golden Eagles, meanwhile, knocked down 23 of their 25 free throws (92.0 percent) and had a turnover percentage of 8.5 (better than their season average of 17.6). Sam Hauser had a good performance for Marquette with 25 points and seven rebounds. DePaul was led by Paul Reed, who had 21 points and 14 rebounds.

The Golden Eagles edged out the Blue Demons in this series last year, winning two out of three games. In the last game, Marquette won 72-69. Marquette’s effective field goal percentage was its largest strength over DePaul. The Golden Eagles had a rate of 0.577 while the Blue Demons posted a mark of 0.473. This is the first time these teams will clash this year.

Marquette appears to have the advantage on the offensive side of the ball. The Golden Eagles rank 85th in effective field goal percentage (0.538), while DePaul ranks 261st in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.521).

DePaul Blue Demons at Marquette Golden Eagles ATS Pick

Prediction: SU Winner – Marquette, ATS Winner – DePaul, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • Marquette ranks 84th in three pointers allowed per game (21.0) while DePaul ranks 239th (25.7).
  • The Golden Eagles average 14.4 assists per game, which ranks 92nd in the country. The Blue Demons rank 138th in assists allowed per game (13.4).
  • DePaul ranks 37th in rebounds allowed per game (31.7) while Marquette ranks 70th (33.1).
  • The Golden Eagles rank 32nd in blocks per game (4.6) while the Blue Demons rank 120th (3.0).
  • DePaul averages 6.8 steals per game, which ranks 92nd in the NCAA. Marquette ranks 153rd in steals allowed per game (7.3).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Golden Eagles’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 7.6, down from 10.4 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Blue Demons have scored an average of 77.6 points per game (0.0 above their season average) and allowed an average of 79.6 points per game (7.1 above their season average).