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Georgetown Hoyas host DePaul Blue Demons in college basketball action

DePaul Blue DemonsGeorgetown Hoyas
8-5December 31, 2013, 05:00 | Verizon Center8-3

DePaul pays a visit to Georgetown on Tuesday, hoping to send the Hoyas to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Verizon Center.

The Blue Demons will try to spoil to the party on Tuesday; they are 5-6-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Hoyas are 5-5 ATS. DePaul is 4-8 on the totals; Georgetown is 7-3.

View DePaul Blue Demons vs Georgetown Hoyas Odds and Stats.

Georgetown opened as -13-point favorites 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.

The Hoyas sit at No. 54 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Blue Demons sit at No. 121 on the same chart.

DePaul was a 57-56 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Northwestern. They covered the 4.5-point spread as underdogs. The Blue Demons grabbed a 57-56 win over the Wildcats on Friday, behind a 12-point effort from Sandi Marcius at Welsh-Ryan Arena.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Georgetown's No. 81 nationally ranked offense (76.82 points per game) against a Blue Demons defense that sits as the No. 165 at 71.15 PPG. The Hoyas have been averaging 49.24% from the field, more than the Blue Demons have managed so far this season (44.16% on average).

A few Blue Demons at Hoyas trends to consider:
DePaul is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games
DePaul is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of DePaul's last 6 games
DePaul is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Georgetown is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
Georgetown is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Georgetown is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games when playing DePaul
Georgetown is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing DePaul

Next up:
DePaul at Marquette, Saturday, January 4th
Georgetown at St. John's, Saturday, January 4th