Marquette vs. DePaul - 3/7/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
DePaul Blue Demons (12-18) at Marquette Golden Eagles (11-18)
College Basketball: Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 2:00 pm (Bradley Center)
The Line: Marquette Golden Eagles -5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FOX Sports 1
The DePaul Blue Demons and Marquette Golden Eagles meet Saturday at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.
The DePaul Blue Demons look to snap a six-game losing streak. On the season, DePaul is averaging 70.3 points on 44 percent shooting and is allowing 73.9 points on 46.4 percent shooting. Billy Garrett Jr. is averaging 12.7 points and 3.8 assists while Myke Henry is averaging 12.1 points and 5.3 rebounds. Jamee Crockett is grabbing three rebounds and Tommy Hamilton IV is shooting 51.3 percent. The DePaul Blue Demons have four double-digit scorers and they’re shooting 72.9 percent from the line and 35.8 percent from deep. Defensively, DePaul is allowing 31.2 percent shooting from deep and has given up 68 or less points in four of its last eight games.
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The Marquette Golden Eagles look to snap a six-game losing streak. On the season, Marquette is averaging 65.4 points on 43.7 percent shooting and is allowing 67.5 points on 42.8 percent shooting. Matt Carlino is averaging 14.7 points and 3.4 assists while Duane Wilson is averaging 12.5 points and 2.4 rebounds. Luke Fischer is the third double-digit scorer and Juan Anderson is grabbing 5.9 rebounds. The Marquette Golden Eagles have four players averaging at least 8.6 points, and they’re shooting 65.3 percent from the line and 34.1 percent from deep. Defensively, Marquette is allowing 35.9 percent shooting from deep and has given up 70 or more points in six of its last nine games.
The Blue Demons are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 road games and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games following a ATS loss. The Golden Eagles are 10-29-1 ATS in their last 40 vs. Big East and 1-10 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Blue Demons are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Marquette and 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings overall.
In a game between two teams that are stinkin up the joint, I'm taking the team that's covered six of its last eight road games and has owned the spread in the last four meetings. DePaul is the pick here.