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Blue Demons open as college hoops underdog vs Huskies

DePaul Blue DemonsConnecticut Huskies
March 8, 12:00 PM | Madison Square Garden

DePaul Blue Demons vs Connecticut Huskies Odds


College hoops betting interest focuses on the Connecticut vs DePaul battle Tuesday at Madison Square Garden as the Huskies look to defend home court and cover the NCAAB point spread.

It's a game in the Big East Tournament, which will decide the conference title, not to mention deciding which teams make the Field of 68. The game is being played at Madison Square Garden, which makes it technically a neutral site match.

The Blue Demons will look to vanquish their hosts on Tuesday, as they are 14-13-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Huskies are 13-11 ATS. DePaul is 16-11 against the total, while Connecticut is 10-13-1 versus the number.

View DePaul vs Connecticut Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Huskies installed as 16-point favorites in this particular matchup

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 331-rated DePaul taking on the No. 16-rated Huskies in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 77-62 win for the Huskies on Tuesday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Connecticut's No. 80 nationally ranked offense (72.4 points per game) against a Blue Demons defense that sits as the No. 326 at 76 PPG. The Huskies have been averaging 42.8% from the field, less than the Blue Demons have managed so far this season (42.9% on average).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, DePaul owns the country's No. 322-rated mark, allowing 79.2 points per game on the highway. Connecticut, on the other hand, rates No. 119 in scoring at home.

In their last action, DePaul was a 107-59 loser on the road against Syracuse. They failed to cover the 19.5–point spread as underdogs. The Blue Demons were hammered by Syracuse on Saturday, losing by a 107-59 final at Carrier Dome in college basketball betting action.

Connecticut lost its last outing, a 70-67 result against Notre Dame on March 5. They failed to cover in that game as a 3-point favorite. The Huskies got a huge 34-point effort from Kemba Walker but still lost 70-67 against Notre Dame on Saturday at Gampel Pavilion.

DePaul Blue Demons Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
After playing Syracuse are 3-4
After a loss are 1-9

Connecticut Huskies Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 10-0
After playing Notre Dame are 8-2
After a loss are 6-4

A few Blue Demons at Huskies trends to consider:
Connecticut is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing DePaul
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Connecticut's last 6 games when playing DePaul
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Connecticut's last 5 games
Connecticut is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games