DePaul vs. Marquette - 2/20/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Marquette Golden Eagles (16-10) at DePaul Blue Demons (8-17)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 2:00 pm (Allstate Arena)
The Line: DePaul Blue Demons -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Fox Sports Networks
The DePaul Blue Demons and the Marquette Golden Eagles face off on Saturday in Big East college basketball action.
The DePaul Blue Demons are 8-17 this season and they have lost their last three games and five of their last six. DePaul is averaging 68.1 points per game and they are shooting 44.5 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 74.3 points and their opponents are shooting 43.1 percent. Myke Henry leads the Blue Demons averaging 14.3 points and 6.4 rebounds per game. Billy Garrett Jr. is averaging 13 points, Eli Cain is averaging 9.5 points, and Tommy Hamilton IV is averaging 8.7 points and 5.6 rebounds. DePaul is 4-7 at home and 2-11 in the Big East.
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The Marquette Golden Eagles are 16-10 this season and they have lost three of their last four games. Marquette is averaging 75.5 points per game and they are shooting 46 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 72 points and their opponents are shooting 40.6 percent. Henry Ellenson leads the Golden Eagles averaging 16.6 points and 10.0 rebounds per game. Luke Fisher is averaging 12.3 points and 6.9 rebounds, Duane Wilson is averaging 12.1 points, and Haanif Chatham is averaging 11.4 points. Marquette is 3-4 on the road and 5-8 in the Big East.
DePaul is 4-12 against the spread in their last 16 home games, 1-4-1 against the spread in their last six games, and 2-6-1 against the spread against a team with a winning record. Marquette is 5-11 against the spread in their last 16 games, 6-14 against the spread following a loss, and 1-4 against the spread in their last five road games against a team with a losing home record. The underdog is 5-1 against the spread in the last six meetings of these two teams.
DePaul looked worse than ever last time out so while I have little faith in Marquette they are the lesser of two evils here.