NCAA Basketball Game Preview - Blue Demons underdogs vs Hoyas at Georgetown
DePaul Blue Demons vs Georgetown Hoyas Odds
The visiting DePaul Blue Demons hope to send their backers to the pay window on Wednesday as they look to cover the spread at Verizon Center against the Georgetown Hoyas.
The Blue Demons will try to spoil to the party on Wednesday; they are 12-10 ATS against the number this season, while the Hoyas are 12-7 ATS. DePaul is 11-10 on the totals; Georgetown is 9-10.
Bettors looking to go with the Hoyas in this one found them listed as 14.5-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:
The Hoyas - Blue Demons odds would favor the Hoyas if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Georgetown is rated No. 58 in the current Odds Shark poll, while DePaul is at No. 170. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 75-67 win for the Hoyas.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Georgetown's No. 237-rated squad against DePaul's No. 111-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Georgetown rates No. 252 in the country with 5.4 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 281 nationally with 5.1 per match.
Defensively, DePaul features the nation's No. 328-rated defense on the road, allowing 78.3 points per game. Georgetown, meanwhile, comes in at No. 281 nationally in scoring at home.
DePaul was a 75-69 winner in their most recent outing at home against Rutgers. They covered the 1-point spread as favorites. The Blue Demons grabbed a 75-69 win over the Scarlet Knights on Saturday, behind a 19-point effort from Worrel Clahar at Allstate Arena.
Georgetown won its last outing, a 62-55 result against Cincinnati on February 15. They covered in that game as a 4.5-point underdog. The Hoyas grabbed a 62-55 win over the Bearcats on Friday, behind a 17-point effort from Markel Starks at Fifth Third Arena.
DePaul Blue Demons Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Connecticut are 3-7
After playing Rutgers are 2-6
After a win are 6-4
Georgetown Hoyas Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Syracuse are 7-3
After playing Cincinnati are 6-4
After a win are 8-2
A few Blue Demons at Hoyas trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of DePaul's last 5 games on the road
DePaul is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Georgetown is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Georgetown is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Georgetown is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing DePaul
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Georgetown's last 6 games at home
DePaul home to Connecticut, Saturday, February 23
Georgetown at Syracuse, Saturday, February 23