DePaul Blue Demons vs Connecticut Huskies Odds
The visiting DePaul Blue Demons hope to send their backers to the pay window on Tuesday as they look to cover the spread at Gampel Pavilion against the Connecticut Huskies.
The Blue Demons will look to vanquish their hosts on Tuesday, as they are 7-5 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Huskies are 2-6-1 ATS. DePaul is 4-7 against the total, while Connecticut is 4-5 versus the number.
The Huskies were listed as 9-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 116 (Huskies) and the No. 95 (Blue Demons) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 79-77 result in favor of the Huskies has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Connecticut's No. 107-ranked scoring average of 71.1 PPG, against a Blue Demons defense rated No. 194 and allowing 67.4 PPG. The Huskies FG% has averaged 46% to date this season, more than the Blue Demons shooters have managed so far (45.2% per game).
Defensively, DePaul features the nation's No. 163-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.8 points per game. Connecticut, meanwhile, comes in at No. 201 nationally in scoring at home.
DePaul was an 83-73 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Providence. They covered the 7.5-point spread as underdogs. DePaul got 23 points from Cleveland Melvin en route to an 83-73 victory over Providence on Saturday at Dunkin Donuts Center.
Connecticut was an 82-76 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Marquette. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as underdogs. Shabazz Napier scored 29 points for Connecticut on Tuesday, but the Golden Eagles managed an 82-76 victory over the Huskies at Bradley Center.
DePaul Blue Demons Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Cincinnati are 3-7
After playing Providence are 1-7
After a win are 6-4
Connecticut Huskies Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 9-1
Before playing Notre Dame are 6-4
After playing Marquette are 6-2
After a loss are 6-4
A few Blue Demons at Huskies trends to consider:
DePaul is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of DePaul's last 5 games when playing on the road against Connecticut
DePaul is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games on the road
DePaul is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Connecticut
Connecticut is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing DePaul
Connecticut is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against DePaul
Connecticut is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
Connecticut is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
DePaul home to Cincinnati, Tuesday, January 15
Connecticut at Notre Dame, Saturday, January 12