South Florida Bulls host DePaul Blue Demons in college basketball action
DePaul Blue Demons vs South Florida Bulls Odds
The South Florida Bulls will be trying to slam the DePaul Blue Demons on Sunday when the teams tip off at Sun Dome in college betting action.
The Blue Demons will try to spoil to the party on Sunday; they are 12-13 ATS against the number this season, while the Bulls are 9-17 ATS. DePaul is 12-11-1 on the totals; South Florida is 9-12.
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, South Florida sat as 4.5-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 168-rated Bulls and the No. 202-ranked Blue Demons, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 65-63 result in favor of the Blue Demons.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Blue Demons is ranked No. 134 in NCAA hoops at 35.6 per game. Contrast that with South Florida’s No. 272 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, South Florida is the No. 179-ranked team in the country at 6 per game, while DePaul rates No. 306 at 4.9 per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, DePaul owns the country's No. 333-rated mark, allowing 79.2 points per game on the highway. South Florida, on the other hand, rates No. 313 in scoring at home.
DePaul was a 79-58 loser in their most recent outing at home against Louisville. They failed to cover the 15.5-point spread as underdogs. DePaul was crushed on Wednesday, getting blown out by Louisville and falling by a 79-58 score at Allstate Arena.
South Florida was a 64-44 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Pittsburgh. They failed to cover the 16.5-point spread as underdogs. South Florida was run off the court by the Panthers on Wednesday as Pittsburgh routed them 64-44 at Petersen Events Center.
DePaul Blue Demons Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Syracuse are 5-4
After playing Louisville are 3-7
After a loss are 1-9
South Florida Bulls Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Connecticut are 3-5
After playing Pittsburgh are 3-6
After a loss are 1-9
A few Blue Demons at Bulls trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of DePaul's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of DePaul's last 6 games when playing on the road against South Florida
DePaul is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
South Florida is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing DePaul
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of South Florida's last 5 games when playing DePaul
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of South Florida's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of South Florida's last 6 games when playing at home against DePaul
DePaul at Syracuse, Wednesday, March 6
South Florida home to Connecticut, Wednesday, March 6