DePaul Blue Demons host UMBC Retrievers in college basketball action
UMBC Retrievers vs DePaul Blue Demons Odds
The DePaul Blue Demons host UMBC on Saturday, looking to build on their 8-3 mark against the 2-9 Retrievers in college hoops action at Allstate Arena.
This season, the Blue Demons are 8-3 overall and 6-3 ATS ATS, while the Retrievers are 2-9 and 0-0 ATS against the number. As for the totals, DePaul boasts a 3-5 on the OU, and UMBC is 0-0.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 72-ranked Blue Demons and the No. 320-rated Retrievers in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 81-62 win for the Blue Demons on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Retrievers rank No. 183 in NCAA Division 1 with 35.5 per game. That compares with DePaul’s No. 67 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where DePaul is college basketball's No. 271-ranked team at 5 per game, while the Retrievers rate No. 236 with 5.5 per game.
Defensively, UMBC features the nation's No. 321-rated defense on the road, allowing 80.4 points per game. DePaul, meanwhile, comes in at No. 45 nationally in scoring at home.
UMBC lost its last outing, an 80-61 result against Coppin State on December 12. UMBC suffered an 80-61 loss against Coppin State on Wednesday, getting 17 points from Ryan Cook in a losing effort at RAC Arena.
DePaul won its last outing, a 69-64 result against Northern Illinois on December 16. They failed to cover in that game as a 17-point favorite. DePaul got 15 points from Brandon Young en route to a 69-64 victory over Northern Illinois on Sunday at Allstate Arena.
DePaul Blue Demons Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Loyola of Chicago are 2-2
After playing Northern Illinois are 7-0
After a win are 5-5
A few Retrievers at Blue Demons trends to consider:
DePaul is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
DePaul is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
UMBC at Mount St. Mary's, Saturday, December 29
DePaul home to Loyola of Chicago, Saturday, December 29