DePaul Blue Demons host Pittsburgh Panthers in college basketball action
Pittsburgh Panthers vs DePaul Blue Demons Odds
A key college battle sees the visiting Pittsburgh Panthers travelling to DePaul Saturday to take on the Blue Demons.
The Blue Demons bring a 11-19 record (12-15 ATS) to this tilt against the 23-7 Panthers, who are 12-12 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed DePaul go 13-12-1 so far and the Panthers go 11-11.
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Panthers were listed as 12-point favorites earlier in the day at Bovada.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Blue Demons at No. 221 and the Panthers at No. 28 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 83-65 result in favor of the Panthers.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Panthers rank No. 139 in NCAA Division 1 with 35.5 per game. That compares with DePaul’s No. 144 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where DePaul is college basketball's No. 306-ranked team at 4.8 per game, while the Panthers rate No. 301 with 4.9 per game.
Defensively, Pittsburgh features the nation's No. 10-rated defense on the road, allowing 58.7 points per game. DePaul, meanwhile, comes in at No. 125 nationally in scoring at home.
Pittsburgh was a 73-64 winner in their most recent outing at home against Villanova. They failed to cover the 9.5-point spread as favorites. Talib Zanna scored 14 points leading the Panthers to a 73-64 victory over Villanova at Petersen Events Center on Sunday.
DePaul lost its last outing, a 78-57 result against Syracuse on March 6. They failed to cover in that game as a 19.5-point underdog. DePaul was run off the court by the Orange on Wednesday as Syracuse routed them 78-57 at Carrier Dome.
Pittsburgh Panthers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 10-0
After playing Villanova are 5-5
After a win are 7-3
DePaul Blue Demons Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
After playing Syracuse are 4-5
After a loss are 1-9
A few Panthers at Blue Demons trends to consider:
Pittsburgh is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 8 of DePaul's last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of DePaul's last 9 games at home
DePaul is 2-5-1 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Pittsburgh
DePaul is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home