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DePaul Blue Demons take on Cardinals in college basketball test

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Jan 14, 4:00 PM | KFC Yum! Center

DePaul Blue Demons vs Louisville Cardinals Odds


The DePaul Blue Demons will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Cardinals in Louisville at KFC Yum! Center on Saturday in college basketball action.

The Cardinals bring a 13-4 record (6-7-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 10-6 Blue Demons, who are 7-5 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Louisville go 5-8-1 so far and the Blue Demons go 6-6.

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Betting Line:
The Blue Demons are listed as 16-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 12 (Cardinals) and the No. 223 (Blue Demons) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 81-73 result in favor of the Cardinals has been projected by the scores prediction engine.


How They Match Up:
The game also pits Louisville's No. 126-ranked offense, averaging 70.9 PPG, against a Blue Demons defense that ranks No. 311 at 74.6 PPG. The Cardinals field goal percentage has averaged 42.7% so far, less than the Blue Demons marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.4% per game.

Defensively, DePaul features the nation's No. 222-rated defense on the road, allowing 72.8 points per game. Louisville, meanwhile, comes in at No. 160 nationally in scoring at home.

DePaul was a 94-73 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Seton Hall. They failed to cover the 11-point spread as underdogs. DePaul was crushed on Tuesday, getting blown out by Seton Hall and falling by a 94-73 score at Prudential Center.

Last time out for Louisville, they were a 90-59 loser as they battled Providence on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 9-point favorite. Louisville was crushed on Tuesday, getting blown out by Providence and falling by a 90-59 score at Dunkin Donuts Center.

DePaul Blue Demons Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Georgetown are 4-5
After playing Seton Hall are 3-4
After a loss are 3-7

Louisville Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 9-1
Before playing Marquette are 7-3
After playing Providence are 6-2
After a loss are 7-3

A few Blue Demons at Cardinals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of DePaul's last 6 games on the road
DePaul is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
DePaul is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Louisville
DePaul is 3-22 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Louisville is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing DePaul
Louisville is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games when playing at home against DePaul
Louisville is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games at home
Louisville is 13-4 SU in its last 17 games

Next up:
DePaul home to Georgetown, Tuesday, January 17
Louisville at Marquette, Monday, January 16