Free College Basketball Picks Today: Marquette Golden Eagles vs DePaul Blue Demons 2/25/23

Free College Basketball Picks Today: Marquette Golden Eagles vs DePaul Blue Demons 2/25/23
Sat 25th February 2023

The No. 10 Marquette Golden Eagles (22-6, 14-3 Big East), one of the country’s top scoring teams, welcome the DePaul Blue Demons (9-19, 3-14 Big East) on Saturday. DePaul was narrowly defeated by the Butler Bulldogs 59-58 at Wintrust Arena on Wednesday, their ninth loss in a row.

Umoja Gibson was the key player in the loss with 25 points. The Blue Demons remain 10th in the Big East Conference. Marquette won their third in a row in a close one on Tuesday at CHI Health Center Omaha, beating the Creighton Bluejays 73-71.

Kam Jones topped the scoresheet with 19 points. With 18 points, Oso Ighodaro also impressed. The Golden Eagles are first in the Big East Conference.

It’s the last meeting of the season between the teams. After winning the only previous season matchup against DePaul 89-69 at Wintrust Arena on January 28, Marquette will be aiming for a season sweep. David Joplin led the Golden Eagles with 28 points, while Tyler Kolek contributed 24 points, 10 assists, and nine rebounds. Gibson had 25 points in defeat.

The Blue Demons have been led this season by Gibson and Javan Johnson, who are averaging 16.5 and 14.5 points per game, respectively. Gibson also has dished 4.6 assists per game. Meanwhile, Eral Penn is grabbing 7.2 rebounds per game.

Jones has powered the Golden Eagles on offense, averaging 15.0 points per game. Kolek is recording 7.6 assists per game, second-most in the nation, and Ighodaro is pulling down 6.0 rebounds per game.

The Golden Eagles rank as one of the top scoring offenses in the country, 20th-best with 80.5 points per game. In the last 10 games, DePaul is 1-9 with an average margin of -9.4 (69.6-79.0).

Marquette has an 8-2 record over the last 10, scoring 75.8 points per game on average while holding opponents to 69.4 (+6.4 margin). The Golden Eagles are averaging 80.5 ppg for the full season while allowing 70.6.


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
K.T. Raimey: 6.0 | 3.1 | +2.9
Jalen Terry: 3.2 | 6.8 | -3.6
Points per game:
Eral Penn: 4.4 | 8.8 | -4.3
Assists per game:
Javan Johnson: 3.4 | 2.4 | +1.0
Umoja Gibson: 3.0 | 4.6 | -1.6


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
David Joplin: 8.8 | 13.5 | -4.7
Points per game:
Tyler Kolek: 15.4 | 11.9 | +3.5
Kam Jones: 10.2 | 15.0 | -4.8

SportsTips’ College Basketball Pick:

Marquette -15.5 (-105)

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