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DePaul Arizona State Betting Preview

Arizona State Sun DevilsDePaul Blue Demons
7-2December 06, 2013, 07:00 | Allstate Arena4-3

The DePaul Blue Demons will try to cover the spread at Allstate Arena on Friday when they get a visit from the Arizona State Sun Devils in NCAA basketball action.

This season, the Blue Demons are 4-3 overall and 3-3 ATS, while the Sun Devils are 7-2 and 4-4 ATS. As for the totals, DePaul boasts a 3-3 on the OU, and Arizona State is 3-5.

View Arizona State Sun Devils vs DePaul Blue Demons Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Blue Demons installed as 1.5-point underdogs in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Blue Demons at No. 225 and the Sun Devils at No. 23 heading into this contest.

Arizona State was a 60-57 loser in their most recent outing at home against Miami. They failed to cover the 9-point spread as favorites. The Sun Devils got a 20-point effort from Jordan Bachynski, who added 15 rebounds, but Miami still managed to defeat Arizona State 60-57 Sunday at Honda Center.

In their last action, DePaul was a 93-81 winner at home against Oregon State. They covered the 3-point spread as favorites. The Blue Demons grabbed a 93-81 win over the Beavers on Sunday, behind a 23-point effort from Cleveland Melvin at Allstate Arena.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features DePaul's No. 77-ranked scoring average of 78.43 PPG, against a Sun Devils defense rated No. 68 and allowing 66.22 PPG. The Blue Demons FG% has averaged 47.84% to date this season, more than the Sun Devils shooters have managed so far (47.61% per game).

A few Sun Devils at Blue Demons trends to consider:
Arizona State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Arizona State is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
Arizona State is 6-1-1 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
Arizona State is 6-17 SU in its last 23 games on the road
DePaul is 5-19 SU in its last 24 games
DePaul is 4-12 SU in its last 16 games at home

Next up:
Arizona State home to Grambling State, Saturday, December 14th
DePaul at Florida Atlantic, Thursday, December 12th