DePaul Blue Demons visit Western Kentucky Hilltoppers in college basketball clash
DePaul Blue Demons vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Odds
Western Kentucky will look to improve on its 2-2 record on Wednesday when they host DePaul in NCAA basketball odds action at Moon Palace Resort.
This game is being played at a neutral-site court (Moon Palace Resort).
Western Kentucky will face the 2-2 Blue Demons, who own a 2-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Hilltoppers are 0-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Blue Demons are 1-1 favoring the OVER.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 180-ranked Hilltoppers and the No. 258-rated Blue Demons in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 80-76 win for the Blue Demons on Wednesday.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Western Kentucky's No. 146-ranked offense, averaging 71.2 PPG, against a Blue Demons defense that ranks No. 214 at 68 PPG. The Hilltoppers field goal percentage has averaged 39.4% so far, less than the Blue Demons marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.9% per game.
Defensively, DePaul features the nation's No. 238-rated defense on the road, allowing 75 points per game. Western Kentucky, meanwhile, comes in at No. 170 nationally in scoring at home.
DePaul was a 74-63 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Wichita State. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as underdogs. The Blue Demons got 19 points from Brandon Young, but it was Wichita State that prevailed in a 74-63 final on Tuesday at Moon Palace Resort.
Western Kentucky was a 63-55 loser in its last match at home against Iowa. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as underdogs. The Hilltoppers got 16 points from T.J. Price, but it was Iowa that prevailed in a 63-55 final on Tuesday at Moon Palace Resort.
DePaul home to Fairfield, Tuesday, November 27
Western Kentucky home to Brescia, Saturday, November 24