Western Illinois Leathernecks (2-0) vs. DePaul Blue Demons (1-0)
November 11, 2022 10:00 pm EDT
The Line: DePaul Blue Demons -16.5 / Western Illinois Leathernecks +16.5; Over/Under: +150
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The Western Illinois Leathernecks and DePaul Blue Demons meet Friday in college basketball action at the Wintrust Arena. The Western Illinois Leathernecks look to build on their 2-0 start. The DePaul Blue Demons look to get off to a 2-0 start.
The Western Illinois Leathernecks are averaging 92 points on 53 percent shooting and allowing 62 points on 32.5 percent shooting. Alec Rosner is averaging 18.5 points and 3 rebounds, while Trenton Massner is averaging 15.5 points and 7 rebounds. Quinlan Bennett is the third double-digit scorer and Vuk Stevanic is dishing 1 assist. The Western Illinois Leathernecks are shooting 41.8 percent from beyond the arc and 67.7 percent from the free throw line. The Western Illinois Leathernecks are allowing 21.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.5 rebounds per game.
The DePaul Blue Demons are averaging 72 points on 43.1 percent shooting and allowing 66 points on 40 percent shooting. Javan Johnson is averaging 24 points and 10 rebounds, while Umoja Gibson is averaging 12 points and 5 rebounds. Da’Sean Nelson is the third double-digit scorer and Jalen Terry is grabbing 5 rebounds. The DePaul Blue Demons are shooting 29.6 percent from beyond the arc and 77.8 percent from the free throw line. The DePaul Blue Demons are allowing 41.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37 rebounds per game.
The Leathernecks are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games and 5-18 ATS in their last 23 games overall. The Blue Demons are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The under is 6-2 in Leathernecks last 8 overall. The over is 14-6 in Blue Demons last 20 home games.
The Western Illinois Leathernecks have already played two games to get in the swing of things, and they’ve been hitting their shots. It gives the Leathernecks confidence they can hang around if that continues at any sort of clip. The DePaul Blue Demons are obviously the more talented team, but they were sluggish at times in their opener and this is a look ahead spot with Minnesota on deck. I’ll take the free buckets with Western Illinois.