DePaul vs. Northwestern - 12/19/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Northwestern Wildcats (9-1) at DePaul Blue Demons (5-5)
College Basketball: Saturday, December 19, 2015 at 2:00 pm (Allstate Arena)
The Line: DePaul Blue Demons +6 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The DePaul Blue Demons and the Northwestern Wildcats face off on Saturday in college basketball action.
The DePaul Blue Demons are 5-5 this season and have lost their last two games. DePaul is averaging 69.7 points per game and they are shooting 46.5 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 71.1 points and their opponents are shooting 41.5 percent. Billy Garret leads the Blue Demons averaging 14.2 points per game. Myke Henry is averaging 13.2 points, Tommy Hamilton is averaging 9.9 points and 7.1 rebounds, and Eli Cain is averaging 8.7 points. DePaul was horrible in their last home game losing to Little Rock by 22 points.
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The Northwestern Wildcats are 9-1 this season and they have won their last six games. Northwestern is averaging 78.4 points and they are shooting 48.1 percent while defensively they are allowing 63.2 points and their opponents are shooting 36.9 percent. Tre Demps leads the Wildcats averaging 15.6 points per game. Bryant McIntosh is averaging 15.6 points, Alex Olah is averaging 11.8 points and 6.6 rebounds, and Aaron Falzon is averaging 9.3 points. Northwestern is still looking for that elusive NCAA Tournament bid.
DePaul is 3-12 against the spread in their last 15 non-conference games, 3-10 against the spread in their last 13 games, and 2-5 against the spread against the Big Ten. Northwestern is 7-2 against the spread against the Big East, 3-1-1 against the spread in their last five non-conference games, and 3-0-1 against the spread following a win. The home team has covered the point spread in five f the last seven meetings of these two.
I expect a pretty good amount of scoring so my free pick will be over the total.