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Providence FriarsDePaul Blue Demons
Feb 25, 2:00 PM | Allstate Arena

Providence Friars vs DePaul Blue Demons Odds

13-15TEAM RECORD11-16

The visiting Friars hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at Allstate Arena against the DePaul Blue Demons.

DePaul will face the 13-15 Friars, who own a 10-12 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Blue Demons are 11-12 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Friars are 12-10 favoring the OVER.

View Providence vs DePaul Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers opened the Blue Demons as 1-point favorites in this matchupl.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 255-rated Blue Demons and the No. 140-ranked Friars, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 73-69 result in favor of the Friars.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and DePaul has the nation's No. 48-rated offensive output, at 74 PPG. The visiting Friars defense ranks No. 225 allowing on average 68.6 PPG. The Blue Demons FG% has averaged 44.1% so far, more than the Friars marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.8% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Providence owns the country's No. 249-rated mark, allowing 73.1 points per game on the highway. DePaul, on the other hand, rates No. 54 in scoring at home.

Providence was a 63-53 loser in its last match at home against Georgetown. They failed to cover the 7-point spread as underdogs. Providence got 13 points from Vincent Council but lost anyway, 63-53, to Georgetown on Saturday at Dunkin Donuts Center.

Last time out for DePaul, they were a 79-72 loser as they battled St. John's on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 5-point underdog. DePaul got 18 points from Cleveland Melvin but lost anyway, 79-72, to St. John's on Monday at Carnesecca Arena.

Providence Friars Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Connecticut are 6-4
After playing Georgetown are 2-8
After a loss are 2-8

DePaul Blue Demons Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing West Virginia are 0-6
After playing St. John's are 2-8
After a loss are 1-9

A few Friars at Blue Demons trends to consider:
Providence is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of DePaul's last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of DePaul's last 7 games when playing Providence
DePaul is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Providence
DePaul is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Providence home to Connecticut, Tuesday, February 28
DePaul at West Virginia, Tuesday, February 28

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