Connecticut Huskies vs DePaul Blue Demons Odds
The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between DePaul and Connecticut on Tuesday, with the host Blue Demons trying to win and cover the NCAAB point spread.
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 matchup is a neutral-site affair being played at Madison Square Garden.
Supporters of the Huskies have watched them go 18-12 and 9-15-2 ATS on the year, while the Blue Demons are at 12-18 and 13-13 ATS. In totals betting, the Blue Demons are 12-14, while the Huskies have a 12-14 mark.
The visitors opened as 9-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Blue Demons - Huskies odds would favor the Huskies if the lines were set according to our power ranks. DePaul is rated No. 255 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Connecticut is at No. 16. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 76-69 win for the Huskies.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and DePaul has the nation's No. 41-rated offensive output, at 74.4 PPG. The visiting Huskies defense ranks No. 94 allowing on average 64.1 PPG. The Blue Demons FG% has averaged 44.2% so far, less than the Huskies marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.4% per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Connecticut owns the country's No. 109-rated mark, allowing 67.7 points per game on the highway. DePaul, on the other hand, rates No. 47 in scoring at home.
Connecticut was a 74-65 winner in its last match at home against Pittsburgh. They covered the 5.5-point spread as favorites. Shabazz Napier scored 23 points leading the Huskies to a 74-65 victory over Pittsburgh at Gampel Pavilion on Saturday.
DePaul was an 86-58 winner in their most recent outing at home against Seton Hall. They covered the 5.5-point spread as underdogs. DePaul cruised to victory on Saturday, running Seton Hall out of the gym and running up an 86-58 score at Allstate Arena.
Connecticut Huskies Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
After playing Pittsburgh are 7-3
After a win are 5-5
DePaul Blue Demons Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
After playing Seton Hall are 3-5
After a win are 5-5
A few Huskies at Blue Demons trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of DePaul's last 8 games when playing Connecticut
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of DePaul's last 6 games
DePaul is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
DePaul is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Connecticut