College basketball point spread favors Friars in battle with Blue Demons

DePaul Blue Demons Providence Friars
10-15 February 15, 2014, 02:00 | Dunkin Donuts Center 16-9



Dunkin Donuts Center features an NCAA basketball betting clash between the host Providence Friars and the visiting DePaul Blue Demons in college hoops action on Saturday.

The Friars currently sports a 16-9 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 11-12-1 ATS. The Blue Demons are 10-15 and 11-12-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Friars produce a 12-12 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Blue Demons have gone 11-13 against the number.

View DePaul Blue Demons vs Providence Friars Odds and Stats.

The Blue Demons were listed as 12-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 88-ranked Friars and the No. 267-rated Blue Demons in this matchup.

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Providence lost its last outing, an 83-71 result against Georgetown on February 10. They failed to cover in that game as a 5.5-point underdog. The Friars got a huge 31-point effort from Bryce Cotton but still lost 83-71 against Georgetown on Monday at Verizon Center.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Blue Demons rank No. 130 in NCAA Division 1 with 35.48 per game. That compares with Providence’s No. 74 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Providence is college basketball's No. 134-ranked team at 6 per game, while the Blue Demons rate No. 161 with 5.76 per game.

A few Blue Demons at Friars trends to consider:
DePaul is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
DePaul is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of DePaul's last 9 games
DePaul is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Providence is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Providence is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Providence's last 6 games
Providence is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home


Next up:
DePaul at Xavier, Wednesday, February 19th
Providence at Villanova, Tuesday, February 18th
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