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Creighton favored by -8.5 against DePaul on Tuesday

Creighton BluejaysDePaul Blue Demons
12-2January 07, 2014, 09:00 | Allstate Arena8-7

The DePaul Blue Demons will be trying to slam the Creighton Bluejays on Tuesday when the teams tip off at Allstate Arena in college betting action.

The Blue Demons bring a 8-7 record (7-6-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 12-2 Bluejays, who are 9-3 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed DePaul go 4-10 so far and the Bluejays go 4-8.

View Creighton Bluejays vs DePaul Blue Demons Odds and Stats.

DePaul opened as 8.5-point underdogs in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

This game matches up the No. 138 (Blue Demons) and the No. 3 (Bluejays) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank.

In their last action, Creighton was a 79-66 winner on the road against Seton Hall. They covered the 7.5-point spread as favorites. Doug McDermott went off for 30 points and added 10 rebounds for good measure, leading Creighton to a 79-66 win over Seton Hall on Saturday at Prudential Center.

Last time out for DePaul, they were a 66-56 loser as they battled Marquette on the road. They covered in the match as a 12-point underdog. DePaul suffered a 66-56 loss against Marquette on Saturday, getting 22 points from Cleveland Melvin in a losing effort at Bradley Center.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up DePaul's No. 169 nationally ranked offense (71.47 points per game) against a Bluejays defense that sits as the No. 35 at 63.86 PPG. The Blue Demons have been averaging 43.07% from the field, less than the Bluejays have managed so far this season (48.28% on average).

A few Bluejays at Blue Demons trends to consider:
Creighton is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
Creighton is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Creighton's last 5 games
Creighton is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
DePaul is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of DePaul's last 5 games
DePaul is 2-4-1 ATS in its last 7 games at home
DePaul is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Creighton home to Xavier, Sunday, January 12th
DePaul at Butler, Thursday, January 9th