DePaul Blue Demons vs Villanova Wildcats Preview
Villanova Wildcats vs DePaul Blue Demons Odds
DePaul will look to improve on its 10-11 record on Tuesday when they host Villanova in NCAA basketball odds action at Allstate Arena.
The Blue Demons sport records of 10-11 and 9-9 ATS heading into this battle, while the Wildcats have 13-9 and 13-6 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 8-9 for the Blue Demons and 7-11 for the Wildcats.
The Blue Demons were listed as 2-point underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Blue Demons, most recently No. 126 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Wildcats, who rate No. 69 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 72-71 victory for the Wildcats.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature DePaul's No. 58-rated squad against Villanova's No. 57-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, DePaul rates No. 303 in the country with 4.7 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 154 nationally with 6.3 per match.
Defensively, Villanova features the nation's No. 88-rated defense on the road, allowing 65.7 points per game. DePaul, meanwhile, comes in at No. 100 nationally in scoring at home.
Villanova was a 55-52 loser in their most recent outing at home against Providence. They failed to cover the 6-point spread as favorites. Villanova suffered a 55-52 loss against Providence on Sunday, getting 17 points from Darrun Hilliard in a losing effort at Villanova Pavilion.
DePaul lost its last outing, a 79-71 result against Notre Dame on February 2. They failed to cover in that game as a 6-point underdog. Brandon Young scored 15 points in a futile effort to lead the Blue Demons to a win (they lost 79-71 to Notre Dame at Allstate Arena on Saturday).
Villanova Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing South Florida are 5-5
After playing Providence are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5
DePaul Blue Demons Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Marquette are 2-8
After playing Notre Dame are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7
A few Wildcats at Blue Demons trends to consider:
Villanova is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against DePaul
Villanova is 8-16 SU in its last 24 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of DePaul's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of DePaul's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of DePaul's last 7 games when playing Villanova
DePaul is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Villanova home to South Florida, Saturday, February 9
DePaul at Marquette, Saturday, February 9