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DePaul Blue Demons vs Louisville Cardinals Preview

Louisville CardinalsDePaul Blue Demons
Feb 18, 12:00 PM | Allstate Arena

Louisville Cardinals vs DePaul Blue Demons Odds

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College hoops betting interest focuses on the DePaul vs Louisville battle Saturday at Allstate Arena as the Blue Demons look to defend home court and cover the NCAAB point spread.

DePaul will face the 20-6 Cardinals, who own a 14-8-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Blue Demons are 10-11 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Cardinals are 11-11-1 favoring the OVER.

View Louisville vs DePaul Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAAB line for this matchup, DePaul sat as 9.5-point underdogs.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Blue Demons - Cardinals odds would favor the Cardinals if the lines were set according to our power ranks. DePaul is rated No. 244 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Louisville is at No. 13. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 80-68 win for the Cardinals.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits DePaul's No. 56-ranked offense, averaging 73.8 PPG, against a Cardinals defense that ranks No. 53 at 61.9 PPG. The Blue Demons field goal percentage has averaged 44% so far, more than the Cardinals marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.5% per game.

Defensively, Louisville features the nation's No. 90-rated defense on the road, allowing 66.4 points per game. DePaul, meanwhile, comes in at No. 61 nationally in scoring at home.

Louisville was a 52-51 loser in their most recent outing at home against Syracuse. They covered the 3-point spread as underdogs. Louisville got 16 points from Chane Behanan but lost anyway, 52-51, to Syracuse on Monday at KFC Yum! Center.

Last time out for DePaul, they were an 80-54 loser as they battled Connecticut on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 13.5-point underdog. The Blue Demons were hammered by Connecticut on Wednesday, losing by an 80-54 final at Gampel Pavilion in college basketball betting action.

Louisville Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 9-1
Before playing Cincinnati are 8-2
After playing Syracuse are 7-3
After a loss are 7-3

DePaul Blue Demons Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing St. John's are 4-6
After playing Connecticut are 0-5
After a loss are 2-8

A few Cardinals at Blue Demons trends to consider:
Louisville is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against DePaul
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Louisville's last 5 games on the road
Louisville is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of DePaul's last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of DePaul's last 8 games when playing Louisville
DePaul is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
DePaul is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games when playing at home against Louisville

Next up:
Louisville at Cincinnati, Thursday, February 23
DePaul at St. John's, Monday, February 20