Xavier Musketeers vs DePaul Blue Demons 1/19/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Xavier Musketeers vs DePaul Blue Demons 1/19/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The number 20 Xavier Musketeers and the DePaul Blue Demons will battle for a Big East Conference game on Wednesday, January 19 at 9:00 p.m. ET at the Wintrust Arena in Chicago, Illinois. The Xavier Musketeers are 3-2, second-place in the Big East, and 13-3 overall.  The DePaul Blue Demons are 1-5 in the conference and 10-6 overall. 

 

The Xavier Musketeers look to build from their 80-73 victory over the Creighton Bluejays last Saturday.  Xavier ended the first half 5-points behind the Bluejays and rallied in the second half with 51 points to end with the win.  Six players scored in double-digits led by Colby Jones with 16 points and 9 rebounds. 

 

Zach Freemantle and Paul Scruggs added 13 points each with Freemantle grabbing 11 rebounds.  Off the bench, Jack Nunge and Adam Kunkel scored 12 points each.  Jerome Hunter finished with 10.  Xavier shot 43.1% and was 5 out of 16 in three points.  They made 19 of 29 free throws. 

 

The Musketeers were edged in rebounding 36-35.  Xavier stole the ball 11 times and forced Creighton to turnover the ball 20 times.

 

As a team, Xavier is averaging 75.6 ppg which is tied for 103rd, 39.2 RPG is 63rd, and 14.6 assists per game which are 114th.  Nate Johnson leads Xavier with 12.2 ppg.  Colby Jones leads with 8.3 rpg.  Paul Scruggs leads with 4.1 assists and 1.6 steals per game.  Jack Nunge is the leader in field goals at 51.2% and 1.6 blocks per game.   

 

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Xavier Musketeers vs DePaul Blue Demons Predictions 1/19/2022

 

The DePaul Demons snapped their five-game winning streak.  Last Thursday, DePaul stunned the Seton Hall Pirates with a 96-92 victory. 

 

In that game, Jalen Terry was the highest scorer with 28 points, was 7 of 13, and made 11 of 13 free throws.  David Jones added 24 points.  Javon Freeman-Liberty chipped in 12 points after leaving the game shortly due to a groin injury. 

 

The Blue Demons shot 45% and were 6 of 23 from the three-point range.  They were edged in rebounding 42-40 and stole the ball 10 times.    

 

As a team, DePaul is averaging 78 ppg points which is tied for 53rd.  Their 40.4 rebounds is 37th.  The 11.4 assists per game is 366th in the league. 

 

Javon Freeman-Liberty leads with 21.1 ppg and 3.1 assists per game.  Nick Ongenda is the leader with 52.8% in field goals and 2.3 blocks per game.  David Jones leads with 7.8 rebounds and 1.8 steals per game. 

 

#20 Xavier Musketeers vs DePaul Blue Demons.  The NCAAB pick is the Xavier Musketeers.  The play here is UNDER.  DePaul is 3 points ahead in offense averaging 78 ppg vs 75.6 from Xavier. 

 

Xavier though dominates in defense allowing their opponents to score only 63.4 points compared to 72.2 from DePaul.  The 9-point deficit in defense will secure the win for Xavier.  Taking the win on the road is the Xavier Musketeers with a final score prediction and playing UNDER 76-69.

 

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Xavier Musketeers vs DePaul Blue Demons 1/19/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

NCAAB Starting Time: 9:00 P.M. ET

 

Location:  Wintrust Arena, Chicago, IL

 

Date: Wednesday, January 19, 2022

 

TV: FS1

 

NCAAB ODDS: Xavier Musketeers -7.0

 

NCAAB TOTALS: 152.0

 

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