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Connecticut favored by 9 against DePaul on Tuesday

Connecticut HuskiesDePaul Blue Demons
March 6, 12:00 PM | Madison Square Garden

Connecticut Huskies vs DePaul Blue Demons Odds

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Madison Square Garden features an NCAAB clash between the host DePaul Blue Demons and the visiting Connecticut Huskies in college hoops action on Tuesday.

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. This game is being played at a neutral-site court (Madison Square Garden).

The Huskies will try to spoil to the party on Tuesday; they are 9-15-2 ATS against the number this season, while the Blue Demons are 13-13 ATS. Connecticut is 12-14 on the totals; DePaul is 12-14.

View Connecticut vs DePaul Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Blue Demons installed as 9-point underdogs in this particular matchup

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 255-ranked Blue Demons and the No. 16-rated Huskies in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 76-69 win for the Huskies on Tuesday.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature DePaul's No. 257-rated squad against Connecticut's No. 37-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, DePaul rates No. 84 in the country with 7.2 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 261 nationally with 5.2 per match.

Defensively, Connecticut features the nation's No. 109-rated defense on the road, allowing 67.7 points per game. DePaul, meanwhile, comes in at No. 47 nationally in scoring at home.

Connecticut was a 74-65 winner in its last match at home against Pittsburgh. They covered the 5.5-point spread as favorites. Shabazz Napier scored 23 points leading the Huskies to a 74-65 victory over Pittsburgh at Gampel Pavilion on Saturday.

DePaul was an 86-58 winner in their most recent outing at home against Seton Hall. They covered the 5.5-point spread as underdogs. DePaul cruised to victory on Saturday, running Seton Hall out of the gym and running up an 86-58 score at Allstate Arena.

Connecticut Huskies Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
After playing Pittsburgh are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

DePaul Blue Demons Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
After playing Seton Hall are 3-5
After a win are 5-5

A few Huskies at Blue Demons trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of DePaul's last 8 games when playing Connecticut
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of DePaul's last 6 games
DePaul is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
DePaul is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Connecticut