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Blue Demons face Villanova Wildcats: NCAAB odds preview and stats

DePaul Blue DemonsVillanova Wildcats
Jan 8, 12:00 PM | Villanova Pavilion

DePaul Blue Demons vs Villanova Wildcats Odds


DePaul travels to Villanova on Sunday, hoping to boost its 10-4 record with a victory over the Wildcats.

The Wildcats currently sports a 7-8 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 2-10 ATS. The Blue Demons are 10-4 and 7-3 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Wildcats produce a 8-4 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Blue Demons have gone 4-6 against the number.

View DePaul vs Villanova Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers opened the Wildcats as 8-point favorites in this matchupl.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Wildcats sit at No. 37 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Blue Demons sit at No. 193 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Blue Demons will win this game 78-76.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Villanova has the nation's No. 114-rated offensive output, at 71.8 PPG. The visiting Blue Demons defense ranks No. 282 allowing on average 72.3 PPG. The Wildcats FG% has averaged 42.3% so far, less than the Blue Demons marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.7% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, DePaul owns the country's No. 7-rated mark, allowing 55 points per game on the highway. Villanova, on the other hand, rates No. 138 in scoring at home.

DePaul won its last outing, an 84-81 result against Pittsburgh on January 5. They covered in that game as a 5-point underdog. DePaul got 26 points from Brandon Young en route to an 84-81 victory over Pittsburgh on Thursday at Allstate Arena.

Villanova was a 74-57 loser in its last match at home against South Florida. They failed to cover the 7.5–point spread as favorites. Villanova got 17 points from Maalik Wayns but lost anyway, 74-57, to South Florida on Thursday at Villanova Pavilion.

DePaul Blue Demons Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Seton Hall are 0-7
After playing Pittsburgh are 1-5
After a win are 6-4

Villanova Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Syracuse are 8-2
After playing South Florida are 4-2
After a loss are 3-7

A few Blue Demons at Wildcats trends to consider:
DePaul is 3-22 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Villanova is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing DePaul
Villanova is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Villanova's last 6 games when playing DePaul
Villanova is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
DePaul at Seton Hall, Tuesday, January 10
Villanova home to Syracuse, Wednesday, January 11