Free College Basketball Picks Today: Connecticut Huskies vs DePaul Blue Demons 3/1/23

Free College Basketball Picks Today: Connecticut Huskies vs DePaul Blue Demons 3/1/23
Wed 1st March 2023

The DePaul Blue Demons (9-20, 3-15 Big East) will try to slow down one of the NCAA’s top scoring teams when they are on the road to face the No. 14 UConn Huskies (22-7, 11-7 Big East) on Wednesday.

DePaul dropped their last game against the Marquette Golden Eagles 90-84 at Fiserv Forum on Saturday, their 10th consecutive loss. With 20 points and eight assists, Umoja Gibson led the way in the losing effort. The Blue Demons are 10th in the Big East Conference.

UConn won their third in a row on Saturday at Madison Square Garden, beating the St. John’s Red Storm 95-86. Jordan Hawkins recorded 20 points to top the scoresheet. With 18 points and nine rebounds, Adama Sanogo also had an impressive game.

The Huskies are fifth in the Big East Conference. It’s the final meeting of the season between the teams. UConn will be looking for a season sweep against DePaul after taking the only prior matchup 90-76 at Wintrust Arena on January 31, their ninth straight head-to-head victory.

Hawkins led the Huskies with 26 points. Javan Johnson had 19 points in defeat. Gibson and Johnson, averaging 16.6 and 14.3 points per game, respectively, have led the Blue Demons in scoring this season. Gibson also has dished 4.8 assists per game.

Meanwhile, Eral Penn is grabbing 7.2 rebounds per game. Sanogo (16.9 ppg) and Hawkins (15.5) have supplied much of the Huskies’ offense. Sanogo also has averaged 7.2 rebounds per game. Tristen Newton has distributed 4.5 assists per game.

With 78.9 points per game, the Huskies are one of the most explosive offenses in the nation (29th). In the last 10 games, DePaul is 0-10 with an average margin of -10.1 (70.7-80.8).

For the season, the Blue Demons are averaging 71.4 points per game, compared to 76.7 for opponents. UConn has gone 7-3 over the last 10, scoring 77.5 points per game on average while holding opponents to 68.1 (+9.4 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Yor Anei: 3.4 | 6.0 | -2.6
Points per game:
Eral Penn: 5.8 | 8.8 | -3.0
Assists per game:
Javan Johnson: 3.8 | 2.4 | +1.4


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Joey Calcaterra: 4.8 | 8.5 | -3.7
Assists per game:
Tristen Newton: 6.6 | 4.5 | +2.1
Andre Jackson Jr.: 2.2 | 3.7 | -1.5

SportsTips’ College Basketball Pick:

UConn -17.5 (-110)

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