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Butler favored by -1 against DePaul on Thursday

Butler BulldogsDePaul Blue Demons
12-16March 06, 2014, 09:00 | Allstate Arena11-19

The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between DePaul and Butler on Thursday, with the host Blue Demons trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

The Blue Demons sit at 11-19 (14-14-1 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Bulldogs are currently 12-16 (11-14-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? DePaul is 14-15 OU, and Butler is 11-15 OU.

View Butler Bulldogs vs DePaul Blue Demons Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Blue Demons installed as 1-point underdogs in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Blue Demons rated this week at No. 265 and the Bulldogs sitting at No. 297.

Butler was a 67-48 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Villanova. They failed to cover the 15-point spread as underdogs. Butler suffered a 67-48 loss against Villanova on Wednesday, getting 12 points from Kellen Dunham in a losing effort at Villanova Pavilion.

In their last action, DePaul was a 72-64 loser on the road against St. John's. They covered the 15-point spread as underdogs. The Blue Demons endured a 72-64 loss at the hands of the Red Storm on Sunday, despite a 23-point effort from Brandon Young at Madison Square Garden.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits DePaul's No. 149-ranked offense, averaging 70.73 PPG, against a Bulldogs defense that ranks No. 101 at 68.32 PPG. The Blue Demons field goal percentage has averaged 42.77% so far, more than the Bulldogs marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.64% per game.

A few Bulldogs at Blue Demons trends to consider:
Butler is 1-5-1 ATS in its last 7 games
Butler is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Butler's last 5 games
Butler is 1-6-1 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
DePaul is 1-11 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 10 of DePaul's last 14 games
DePaul is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of DePaul's last 7 games at home

Next up:
Butler home to Seton Hall, Saturday, March 8th