Devils vs Demons NCAA Hoops Preview
The DePaul Blue Demons beat the Arizona State Sun Devils as home underdogs last season, and they'll try to pick up an ATS win on the road in Tempe when the schools meet again on Wednesday night.
DePaul got past Arizona State by a score of 68-64 as a 1-point home underdog last November in an UNDER result for totals bettors at the sportsbooks. The Blue Demons have paid out in five of their seven games which have received betting lines so far this season.
The Blue Demons will try to spoil to the party on Wednesday; they are 5-2 ATS against the number this season, while the Sun Devils are 3-2 ATS. DePaul is 3-3 on the totals; Arizona State is 2-0.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Sun Devils at No. 115 and the Blue Demons at No. 85 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 85-82 result in favor of the Sun Devils.
How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Arizona State's No. 29-ranked scoring average of 79 PPG, against a Blue Demons defense rated No. 211 and allowing 67.8 PPG. The Sun Devils FG% has averaged 48% to date this season, more than the Blue Demons shooters have managed so far (45.1% per game).
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, DePaul owns the country's No. 198-rated mark, allowing 71.2 points per game on the highway. Arizona State, on the other hand, rates No. 66 in scoring at home.
Last time out for DePaul, they were an 84-50 winner as they battled Wisc-Milwaukee at home. They covered in the match as a 12-point favorite. The battle between the Blue Demons and Panthers didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Wisc-Milwaukee was handed an 84-50 defeat on Sunday at Allstate Arena.
Arizona State won its last outing, an 87-76 result against CS Northridge on December 8. They covered in that game as an 8-point favorite. Arizona State earned an 87-76 victory over CS Northridge on Saturday, getting 21 points from Jahii Carson at Wells Fargo Arena.
DePaul Blue Demons Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Northern Illinois are 4-2
After playing Wisc-Milwaukee are 2-0
After a win are 4-6
Arizona State Sun Devils Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
After playing CS Northridge are 2-0
After a win are 7-3
A few Blue Demons at Sun Devils trends to consider:
DePaul is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Arizona State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Arizona State is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
DePaul home to Northern Illinois, Sunday, December 16
Arizona State home to Dartmouth, Saturday, December 15