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Blue Demons visit Notre Dame Fighting Irish in college basketball clash

DePaul Blue DemonsNotre Dame Fighting Irish
Feb 11, 12:00 PM | Joyce Center

DePaul Blue Demons vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish Odds

11-12TEAM RECORD16-8

The DePaul Blue Demons will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Fighting Irish in Notre Dame at Joyce Center on Saturday in college basketball action.

The Blue Demons will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 10-9 ATS against the number this season, while the Fighting Irish are 8-10 ATS. DePaul is 9-10 on the totals; Notre Dame is 4-14.

View DePaul vs Notre Dame Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Fighting Irish as 14-point favorites on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 50 (Fighting Irish) and the No. 237 (Blue Demons) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 75-69 result in favor of the Fighting Irish has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Notre Dame has the nation's No. 190-rated offensive output, at 67.2 PPG. The visiting Blue Demons defense ranks No. 329 allowing on average 75.7 PPG. The Fighting Irish FG% has averaged 43.2% so far, less than the Blue Demons marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.1% per game.

Defensively, DePaul features the nation's No. 226-rated defense on the road, allowing 72.1 points per game. Notre Dame, meanwhile, comes in at No. 98 nationally in scoring at home.

DePaul was an 89-76 loser in its last match at home against Marquette. They failed to cover the 9.5-point spread as underdogs. The Blue Demons got 22 points from Cleveland Melvin, but it was Marquette that prevailed in an 89-76 final on Monday at Allstate Arena.

Notre Dame was a 55-51 winner in its last match on the road against West Virginia. They covered the 7-point spread as underdogs. West Virginia was victimized for 21 points and 12 rebounds by Jack Cooley as the Fighting Irish bested the Mountaineers 55-51 in college basketball action on Wednesday.

DePaul Blue Demons Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Connecticut are 1-6
After playing Marquette are 2-8
After a loss are 3-7

Notre Dame Fighting Irish Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Rutgers are 4-6
After playing West Virginia are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

A few Blue Demons at Fighting Irish trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of DePaul's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of DePaul's last 6 games when playing on the road against Notre Dame
DePaul is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Notre Dame
DePaul is 4-21 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Notre Dame is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Notre Dame is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing DePaul
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Notre Dame's last 5 games when playing DePaul
Notre Dame is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games at home

Next up:
DePaul at Connecticut, Wednesday, February 15
Notre Dame home to Rutgers, Wednesday, February 15