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NCAAB Betting: Butler vs DePaul

The Butler Bulldogs were riding a high entering the Big East portion of its schedule with an 11-1 SU record and a No. 10 ranking, but thanks to two losses in a row they’ve slipped down to 19th in the nation. Butler will be seeking to get back to its winning ways Tuesday when they travel to DePaul to take on the Blue Demons.

Shark Bites
  • The total has gone UNDER in eight of DePaul's last 11 games as home underdogs.
  • DePaul is 2-7 SU in its last nine games with two days off.
  • The total has gone OVER in eight of Butler's last 11 games.

The good news for Butler backers is the trends are pointing to the Bulldogs in this one. Butler is 3-0 SU in its previous three meetings with DePaul, while going 10-1 SU in its last 11 games coming off a loss. The Bulldogs are also 7-2 ATS as road favorites lately.

If you’re looking for a solid underdog bet, DePaul shouldn’t be on your radar. The Blue Demons are a paltry 2-10 in their prior 12 contests against the faves.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds makers at sportsbooks such as Bovada had set the DePaul Blue Demons as 8.5-point underdogs on the opening betting line for this contest. The betting line may have moved, check for updates at shops such as MyBookie.

Butler Bulldogs vs DePaul Blue Demons Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The DePaul Blue Demons sport a record of 6-8 and 5-8 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the Butler Bulldogs have 11-3 and 7-7 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 6-7 for the DePaul Blue Demons and 10-4 for the Butler Bulldogs.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the DePaul Blue Demons rated this week at No. 208 and the Butler Bulldogs sitting at No. 25.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Butler is ranked No. 70 in NCAA basketball at 39.29 per game. Contrast that with DePaul's No. 198 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, DePaul is the No. 210-ranked team in the country at 5.64 per game, while Butler rates No. 142 at 6.79 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Butler got 14 points from Roosevelt Jones but lost anyway, 88-69, to Xavier on Saturday at Cintas Center.

DePaul suffered a 78-74 loss against Seton Hall on Saturday, getting 20 points from Billy Garrett Jr. in a losing effort at Prudential Center.

Betting Trends
  • Butler is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Butler's last 11 games
  • Butler is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Butler's last 5 games on the road
  • DePaul is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • DePaul is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of DePaul's last 5 games
  • DePaul is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Butler home to Villanova, Sunday, January 10th
DePaul at Georgetown, Saturday, January 9th