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College Basketball Matchup - DePaul Blue Demons Marquette Golden Eagles Odds Preview

Marquette Golden EaglesDePaul Blue Demons
15-11February 22, 2014, 02:00 | Allstate Arena10-17

Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Saturday when the DePaul Blue Demons try to run the Marquette Golden Eagles off the court at Allstate Arena in college hoops action.

Supporters of the Golden Eagles have watched them go 15-11 and 10-13-1 ATS on the year, while the Blue Demons are at 10-17 and 11-14-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Blue Demons are 13-13, while the Golden Eagles have a 12-10-1 mark.

View Marquette Golden Eagles vs DePaul Blue Demons Odds and Stats.

College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the DePaul Blue Demons as 7-point underdogs in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

This game puts the Blue Demons, most recently No. 298 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Golden Eagles, who rate No. 148 in the latest survey.

Marquette was an 85-70 loser in their most recent outing at home against Creighton. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as underdogs. Marquette got 13 points from Todd Mayo but lost anyway, 85-70, to Creighton on Wednesday at Bradley Center.

Last time out for DePaul, they were an 83-64 loser as they battled Xavier on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 13.5-point underdog. Billy Garrett Jr. scored 17 points in a futile effort to lead the Blue Demons to a win (they lost 83-64 to Xavier at Cintas Center on Wednesday).

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and DePaul has the nation's No. 162-rated offensive output, at 70.33 PPG. The visiting Golden Eagles defense ranks No. 54 allowing on average 66.12 PPG. The Blue Demons FG% has averaged 42.31% so far, less than the Golden Eagles marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.33% per game.

A few Golden Eagles at Blue Demons trends to consider:
Marquette is 4-10-1 ATS in its last 15 games
Marquette is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Marquette's last 5 games
Marquette is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
DePaul is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
DePaul is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of DePaul's last 11 games
DePaul is 3-6-1 ATS in its last 10 games at home

Next up:
Marquette home to Georgetown, Thursday, February 27th
DePaul at Seton Hall, Tuesday, February 25th