Where: Wintrust Arena, Chicago, IL
When: Tuesday, February 12, 8:00 PM. ET.
The DePaul Blue Demons will be going for their third consecutive win when they take on the Marquette Golden Eagles on Tuesday night.
Golden Eagles Going For 10th Win In 11 Games
The Golden Eagles have played well this season, winning 20 of their first 24 games. They will be going for their second consecutive win and 10th win in their last 11 games when they face the Blue Demons on Tuesday.
— MarquetteMBB (@MarquetteMBB) February 9, 2019
Despite their strong play this season, the Golden Eagles find themselves in second place in the Big East, one game behind Villanova. They are currently projected to be a number four seed in the NCAA tournament, but they can significantly improve their seeding if they win the Big East title.
Marquette has played well offensively, averaging 78.5 points per game. The team is shooting 46 percent from the field and 39.5 percent from three-point range.
Markus Howard leads the Golden Eagles with 25.2 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 4.1 assists per game. Sam Hauser is averaging 15.2 points and 6.9 rebounds per game, while Joey Hauser is averaging 10 points and 5.6 rebounds per game.
The Golden Eagles have also played well on the defensive end and are holding opponents to 68.9 points per game. They held Villanova to 65 points in their last game and will need a similar effort to get past the Blue Demons on Tuesday.
Blue Demons Going For Fourth Win In Seven Games
The Blue Demons managed to bounce back from their three-game losing streak by winning their last two games. They will be trying to pick up their third win in a row and fourth win in their last seven games when they face the Golden Eagles on Tuesday.
Let's pack the house. pic.twitter.com/8tfs3TQoYZ
— DePaul Basketball (@DePaulHoops) February 11, 2019
DePaul has played well on offense, averaging 75.9 points per game. The team is shooting 46 percent from the field and 32 percent from three-point range.
Max Strus leads the way for the Blue Demons with 17 points and 6.6 rebounds per game. Femi Olujobi is averaging 13.2 points and 5.6 rebounds per game, while Eli Cain is averaging 12.6 points and 3.7 assists per game.
The Blue Demons haven’t been as sharp on the defensive end and are giving up 72 points per game. They played well in their last two games, holding their opponents to 58.5 points per game and will need to keep playing well defensively to give themselves a chance to win this game.
- 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games.
- 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games.
- 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a straight up win.
- 12-4 ATS in their last 16 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
The Bottom Line What to bet on this game.
Full-Game Side Bet
The Blue Demons have struggled against the spread, losing five of their last seven home games. The Golden Eagles have played well against the spread, winning their last four road games and 12 of their last 16 games against teams with winning records.
Prediction: Marquette Golden Eagles
Full-Game Total Pick
The Golden Eagles have played under the total in six of their last eight games and in seven of their last eight games following an ATS loss. The Blue Demons have played under the total in four of their last five games and in their last four games against teams with winning records.
Half-Time Side Pick
The Blue Demons will win the first half of this game because they have outplayed the Golden Eagles in the first half of their last three games, averaging 33 points per game while the Golden Eagles average 31.3 points per game.
Prediction: DePaul Blue Demons
Half-Time Total Bet
The Golden Eagles and Blue Demons are averaging 64.3 points per game in the first half of their last three games and they will fall short of the first half total in this game if they maintain their current scoring pace.