Big East Tournament - Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs DePaul Blue Demons Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner
DePaul Blue Demons vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights Odds
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights will try to pay off for their supporters on Tuesday when they play host to the DePaul Blue Demons at Madison Square Garden in NCAA basketball action.
It's a game in the Big East Tournament, which will decide the conference title, not to mention deciding which teams make the Field of 68. This game is being played at a neutral-site court (Madison Square Garden).
The Scarlet Knights sit at 14-15 (13-13 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Blue Demons are currently 11-20 (12-16 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Rutgers is 9-14 OU, and DePaul is 14-12-1 OU.
Bettors looking to side with Rutgers in this one found them as 4-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 155 (Scarlet Knights) and the No. 239 (Blue Demons) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 68-66 result in favor of the Scarlet Knights has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Blue Demons rank No. 175 in NCAA Division 1 with 34.7 per game. That compares with Rutgers’s No. 195 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Rutgers is college basketball's No. 310-ranked team at 4.8 per game, while the Blue Demons rate No. 304 with 4.9 per game.
Defensively, DePaul features the nation's No. 340-rated defense on the road, allowing 79.4 points per game. Rutgers, meanwhile, comes in at No. 247 nationally in scoring at home.
DePaul was an 81-66 loser in its last match at home against Pittsburgh. They failed to cover the 11.5-point spread as underdogs. Brandon Young scored 22 points in a futile effort to lead the Blue Demons to a win (they lost 81-66 to Pittsburgh at Allstate Arena on Saturday).
Rutgers won its last outing, a 56-51 result against Seton Hall on March 8. They covered in that game as a 4-point underdog. Rutgers earned a 56-51 victory over Seton Hall on Friday, getting 15 points from Myles Mack at Prudential Center.
DePaul Blue Demons Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
After playing Pittsburgh are 1-7
After a loss are 1-9
Rutgers Scarlet Knights Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
After playing Seton Hall are 2-8
After a win are 5-5
A few Blue Demons at Scarlet Knights trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Rutgers's last 6 games when playing DePaul
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Rutgers's last 13 games
Rutgers is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing DePaul
Rutgers is 1-2-2 ATS in its last 5 games when playing DePaul