Notre Dame Fighting Irish visit DePaul Blue Demons in NCAA Basketball wagering battle
Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs DePaul Blue Demons Odds
The DePaul Blue Demons host Notre Dame on Saturday, looking to build on their 10-10 mark against the 17-4 Fighting Irish in college hoops action at Allstate Arena.
This season, the Blue Demons are 10-10 overall and 9-8 ATS ATS, while the Fighting Irish are 17-4 and 9-9 ATS against the number. As for the totals, DePaul boasts a 7-9 on the OU, and Notre Dame is 8-7.
Bettors looking to back visiting Notre Dame before tip-off in this one found them as 5-point favorites over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Blue Demons - Fighting Irish odds would favor the Fighting Irish if the lines were set according to our power ranks. DePaul is rated No. 133 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Notre Dame is at No. 59. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 81-72 win for the Fighting Irish.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and DePaul has the nation's No. 53-rated offensive output, at 73.2 PPG. The visiting Fighting Irish defense ranks No. 76 allowing on average 61.9 PPG. The Blue Demons FG% has averaged 43.2% so far, less than the Fighting Irish marksmen have achieved on the year, 49.6% per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Notre Dame owns the country's No. 136-rated mark, allowing 67.8 points per game on the highway. DePaul, on the other hand, rates No. 104 in scoring at home.
Notre Dame was a 65-60 winner in their most recent outing at home against Villanova. They failed to cover the 8.5-point spread as favorites. The Fighting Irish grabbed a 65-60 win over the Wildcats on Wednesday, behind an 18 -point effort from Cameron Biedscheid at Joyce Center.
DePaul was a 79-74 loser in its last match on the road against St. John's. They covered the 7-point spread as underdogs. DePaul suffered a 79-74 loss against St. John's on Wednesday, getting 21 points from Brandon Young in a losing effort at Carnesecca Arena.
Notre Dame Fighting Irish Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Syracuse are 6-4
After playing Villanova are 7-3
After a win are 8-2
DePaul Blue Demons Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Villanova are 5-4
After playing St. John's are 2-8
After a loss are 4-6
A few Fighting Irish at Blue Demons trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Notre Dame's last 5 games when playing on the road against DePaul
Notre Dame is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against DePaul
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Notre Dame's last 12 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of DePaul's last 5 games when playing Notre Dame
The total has gone OVER in 4 of DePaul's last 5 games when playing at home against Notre Dame
The total has gone OVER in 4 of DePaul's last 6 games
DePaul is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Notre Dame
Notre Dame at Syracuse, Monday, February 4
DePaul home to Villanova, Tuesday, February 5