Marquette Golden Eagles vs DePaul Blue Demons NCAAB

Marquette Golden Eagles vs DePaul Blue Prediction 1/24/2024

The Marquette Golden Eagles (13-5) travel to face off against the DePaul Blue Demons (3-15) on Wednesday, January 24th. This game will be played at Wintrust Arena in Chicago and televised on CBSS. Marquette is coming off a win in their previous game, while DePaul is looking to get back on track from a loss to the Butler. Tip-off is set for 9:00 ET.

Marquette Golden Eagles vs DePaul Blue Demons

The Marquette Golden Eagles Are Coming Off A Win

Marquette has been a much better team at home than on the road this season. They are 11-2 at home compared to 2-3 on the road. Their average scoring margin at home is +14.5 points per game, while it drops to -4.2 on the road.

Marquette has been the favorite in 14 of their 18 games this season, going 10-4 in those contests. They have won two straight games and are 13-5 overall.

Marquette’s ATS record for the season is 9-8-1, but they have gone just 6-8 vs. the spread in games they were favored. On the road, the Golden Eagles are 2-3 ATS this year and 6-4 in their last 10 road games. In their last three games as the favorite, Marquette is 1-2 ATS.

When looking at the over/under record for Marquette this season, it sits at 6-12. So far, the average scoring total in their games is at 145.1 points, which is lower than the average OU line of 148.5. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is at 145 points.

The DePaul Blue Demons Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

DePaul has struggled mightily this season, as they have gone just 3-15 overall and are currently on a six-game losing streak. They have yet to win a game in Big East play, going 0-7 so far.

At home, the Blue Demons are 3-8 this season, and they have gone 1-4 in their last five games at home. Overall, they are 3-7 in their last 10 games at home.

DePaul’s ATS record this season is 5-12-1, including a mark of 3-7-1 at home. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Blue Demons are just 2-7-1 vs. the spread. At home, their ATS record over the last 10 games is 3-6-1.

DePaul’s over/under record this season sits at 8-10, and today’s line of 147.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (143.1). So far, 11 of their games have finished with less points than today’s OU line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 152 points, and their OU record over their last 10 games is 3-7.

Marquette Offense Breakdown

In their previous game, the Golden Eagles’ offense finished with 73 points, which is right in line with their current average of 77.2 points per contest. Oso Ighodaro was the leading scorer for the Golden Eagles, putting up 17 points. In addition, Tyler Kolek contributed 15 points.

Kam Jones (G) 15.1 2.9 2.4
Tyler Kolek (G) 14.3 5.2 6.9
Oso Ighodaro (F) 13.9 6.8 2.4

DePaul Offense Breakdown

In their latest game, DePaul offense put up 60 points against Butler. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 41.8% and made 7 threes. The top scorer for the Blue Demons was Jalen Terry with 15 points, while Elijah Fisher also added 13 to the scoreboard.

Da’Sean Nelson (F) 11.4 4.1 2.0
Chico Carter Jr. (G) 11.8 2.9 3.7
Elijah Fisher (G) 9.9 4.1 1.4

Marquette Team Defense

So far, the Golden Eagles’ defense is ranked 87th in the country at 67.9 points per contest. On average, opposing teams are hitting 8.2 threes per game vs. DePaul. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 33.1%.

DePaul Team Defense

Currently, the Blue Demons’ defense holds the 282nd rank in the nation, allowing 78.3 points per game. In their previous game vs. Butler, the Bulldogs finished with a field goal percentage of 40% and a total of 74 points vs. DePaul.

Golden Eagles vs Blue Demons Trends

  • Across their ten previous road games, Marquette has an ATS mark of 6-4. Their straight up record in these matchups was 6-4 while averaging 73 points per game.
  • Although DePaul has a straight up record of 0-5 in their last five home games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 2-3. The team averaged 62 points per game in these games.
  • As the betting underdog, the Blue Demons have an ATS mark of just 2-7-1 in their last ten games. DePaul posted a straight up mark of 0-10 in these matchups.
  • Marquette has done well both straight up and vs the spread when favored to win the game, going 3-2 SU and 3-2 ATS in their last five games.

Golden Eagles vs Blue Demons Prediction

Coming in as the underdogs at +17, we have the Blue Demons as the way to go on the point spread. Not only do we have them covering, but our projections show they have a good one of winning this one straight-up, if you’re looking for a higher payout on the moneyline.

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 147.5, and our model projects the Golden Eagles and Blue Demons to reach a combined total of 143 points. Our bet is on taking the under.

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