Northwestern set to take on DePaul
The Northwestern Wildcats are 3-2 SU and 4-1 ATS in their last five games against the DePaul Blue Demons as those two schools renew acquaintances on Friday night.
Northwestern will face the 7-5 Blue Demons, who own a 4-6-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Wildcats are 4-7 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Blue Demons are 4-7 favoring the OVER.
College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Northwestern Wildcats as -3-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.
It's a betting matchup between the No. 95-rated Wildcats and the No. 108-ranked Blue Demons, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.
Last time out for DePaul, they were a 69-64 loser as they battled Illinois State on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 1.5-point underdog. DePaul got 18 points from Billy Garrett Jr. but lost anyway, 69-64, to Illinois State on Sunday at Redbird Arena.
Northwestern won its last outing, a 58-52 result against Brown on December 22. They failed to cover in that game as an 8.5-point favorite. Brown was victimized for 24 points and 11 rebounds by Drew Crawford as the Wildcats bested the Bears 58-52 in college basketball action on Sunday.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Northwestern's No. 224 nationally ranked offense (67.58 points per game) against a Blue Demons defense that sits as the No. 179 at 72.42 PPG. The Wildcats have been averaging 42.25% from the field, less than the Blue Demons have managed so far this season (44.76% on average).
A few Blue Demons at Wildcats trends to consider:
DePaul is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games
DePaul is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
DePaul is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of DePaul's last 5 games
Northwestern is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Northwestern is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
Northwestern is 7-14 SU in its last 21 games
Northwestern is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
DePaul at Georgetown, Tuesday, December 31st
Northwestern at Wisconsin, Thursday, January 2nd