Marquette vs. DePaul - 1/20/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
DePaul Blue Demons (6-12) at Marquette Golden Eagles (12-6)
College Basketball: Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Bradley Center)
The Line: Marquette Golden Eagles -7.5 -- Over/Under: 148.5 See the Latest Odds
The Marquette Golden Eagles and the DePaul Blue Demons face off on Wednesday in Big East college basketball action.
The Marquette Golden Eagles are 12-6 this season and they have lost their last two games. Marquette is averaging 76.6 points and they are shooting 45.5 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 71.6 points and their opponents are shooting 40.2 percent. Henry Ellenson leads the Golden Eagles averaging 15.9 points and 9.7 rebounds per game. Luke Fischer is averaging 13.6 points and 7.3 rebounds, Duane Wilson is averaging 12.2 points, and Haanif Cheatham is averaging 10.9 points. Marquette is 8-4 at home and 2-4 in the Big East.
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The DePaul Blue Demons are 6-12 this season and they have lost their last six games. DePaul is averaging 70 points per game and they shooting 45.4 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 73.6 points and their opponents are shooting 42.2 percent. Myke Henry leads the Blue Demons averaging 14.2 points and 6.0 rebounds per game. Billy Garrett Jr. is averaging 13.9 points, Tommy Hamilton IV is averaging 9.2 points and 6.8 rebounds, and Eli Cain is averaging 8.6 points. DePaul is 2-5 on the road and 0-6 against the Big East.
Marquette is 16-35-1 against the spread against the Big East, 2-6 against the spread in their last eight games, and 5-16 against the spread in their last 21 home games. DePaul is 6-15 against the spread in their last 21 games, 3-12 against the spread following a loss, and 2-8 against the spread against the Big East. The underdog has covered the point spread in four of the last five meetings of these two.
Marquette hasn’t been good enough of late but DePaul has been worse so I will lay the points with the Golden Eagles.