Marquette at DePaul 3/2/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions
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DePaul Blue Demons (4-12) vs Marquette Golden Eagles (11-13)
Game Info: Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at 9:00 pm (Wintrust Arena)
Betting Odds: DePaul Blue Demons +5.5 -- Over/Under: 134 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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Marquette faces DePaul on Tuesday, March 2nd at Wintrust Arena for an NCAA basketball Big East matchup.
Marquette is coming off an 80-62 loss to UConn in its last game on the road on February 27th. Marquette snapped its two-game winning streak with the loss to UConn, a winning streak that included victories over Butler and UNC on the road. Marquette is now 11-13 overall and 6-11 in Big East play this season. Marquette is also 9-15 against the spread this season. Marquette's leading scorer so far this season has been F Dawson Garcia, who has scored 13.3 points per game for the Golden Eagles. Marquette as a team has scored 70.5 points per game and has shot the ball at a 44.6% clip from the field. Marquette has also allowed 70.3 points per game to its opponents as well.
DePaul is coming off a 68-60 loss to Georgetown in its last game at home on February 27th. DePaul has had yet another miserable season in the Big East, as the Blue Demons are a measly 4-12 overall and 2-12 in conference play. DePaul is in dead last in the conference standings, 2.5 games behind Marquette. DePaul has struggled against the spread this season as well, posting a 7-9 record. DePaul's leading scorer so far this season has been G Charlie Moore, who has scored 14.8 points per game for the Blue Demons. DePaul as a team has scored 65.6 points per game and has shot the ball at a 41.8% clip from the field. DePaul has also allowed 70.9 points per game to its opponents as well.
Marquette opens as a 5.5-point favorite and the total is set at 134. In a game that is virtually meaningless, I will take DePaul and the points at home. DePaul has shown a sign of improvements in its last five games, which includes an outright win over St. John's. I cannot lay 5.5 points with Marquette on the road, so I will lean DePaul here.