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Marquette Golden Eagles vs DePaul Blue Demons Preview

DePaul Blue DemonsMarquette Golden Eagles
Feb 9, 2:00 PM | Bradley Center

DePaul Blue Demons vs Marquette Golden Eagles Odds

10-12TEAM RECORD16-5

Marquette will look to improve on its 16-5 record on Saturday when they host DePaul in NCAA basketball odds action at Bradley Center.

The Golden Eagles sport records of 16-5 and 9-8 ATS heading into this battle, while the Blue Demons have 10-12 and 9-10 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 9-8 for the Golden Eagles and 9-9 for the Blue Demons.

View DePaul vs Marquette Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to go with the Golden Eagles in this one found them listed as 15-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Blue Demons was expected to move the line.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Golden Eagles, most recently No. 44 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Blue Demons, who rate No. 126 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 77-70 victory for the Golden Eagles.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Marquette's No. 130-ranked offense, averaging 69.2 PPG, against a Blue Demons defense that ranks No. 307 at 72.8 PPG. The Golden Eagles field goal percentage has averaged 45.7% so far, more than the Blue Demons marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.1% per game.

Defensively, DePaul features the nation's No. 316-rated defense on the road, allowing 76.7 points per game. Marquette, meanwhile, comes in at No. 148 nationally in scoring at home.

DePaul lost its last outing, a 94-71 result against Villanova on February 5. They failed to cover in that game as a 3-point underdog. DePaul was run off the court by the Wildcats on Tuesday as Villanova routed them 94-71 at Allstate Arena.

In their last action, Marquette was a 70-47 winner on the road against South Florida. They covered the 4.5-point spread as favorites. The battle between the Golden Eagles and Bulls didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as South Florida was handed a 70-47 defeat on Wednesday at Sun Dome.

DePaul Blue Demons Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Notre Dame are 4-6
After playing Villanova are 4-5
After a loss are 2-8

Marquette Golden Eagles Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Georgetown are 8-2
After playing South Florida are 4-6
After a win are 7-3

A few Blue Demons at Golden Eagles trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of DePaul's last 5 games when playing on the road against Marquette
DePaul is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Marquette
DePaul is 5-13 SU in its last 18 games on the road
DePaul is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Marquette
Marquette is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Marquette is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against DePaul
Marquette is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing DePaul
Marquette is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games

Next up:
DePaul at Notre Dame, Wednesday, February 13
Marquette at Georgetown, Monday, February 11