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DePaul Blue Demons vs Cougars College Hoops Game Preview

DePaul Blue DemonsChicago State Cougars
Dec 5, 8:05 PM | Jones Convocation Center

DePaul Blue Demons vs Chicago State Cougars Odds


The visiting DePaul Blue Demons hope to send their backers to the pay window on Wednesday as they look to cover the spread at Jones Convocation Center against the Chicago State Cougars.

Chicago State battles the Blue Demons, currently sitting with a 4-3 mark (4-2 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 1-0 for the Cougars and 3-2 for the Blue Demons.

View DePaul vs Chicago State Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Cougars - Blue Demons odds would favor the Blue Demons if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Chicago State is rated No. 294 in the current Odds Shark poll, while DePaul is at No. 123. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 77-62 win for the Blue Demons.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Chicago State's No. 231-ranked offense, averaging 64.8 PPG, against a Blue Demons defense that ranks No. 260 at 70.9 PPG. The Cougars field goal percentage has averaged 40.8% so far, less than the Blue Demons marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.1% per game.

Defensively, DePaul features the nation's No. 232-rated defense on the road, allowing 73.7 points per game. Chicago State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 91 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for DePaul, they were an 80-76 winner as they battled Auburn on the road. They covered in the match as a 1-point underdog. DePaul got 21 points and 10 rebounds from Cleveland Melvin en route to an 80-76 victory over Auburn on Friday at Auburn Arena.

In their last action, Chicago State was a 71-57 loser on the road against SIU Edwardsville. Clarke Rosenberg scored 19 points in a futile effort to lead the Cougars to a win (they lost 71-57 to SIU Edwardsville at Vadalabene Center on Saturday).

DePaul Blue Demons Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Wisc-Milwaukee are 0-2
After a win are 4-6

A few Blue Demons at Cougars trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of DePaul's last 10 games on the road
DePaul is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
DePaul is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road

Next up:
DePaul home to Wisc-Milwaukee, Sunday, December 9
Chicago State home to Alabama State, Saturday, December 8