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Marquette Golden Eagles host DePaul Blue Demons in college basketball action

DePaul Blue DemonsMarquette Golden Eagles
8-6January 04, 2014, 02:00 | Bradley Center8-6

The DePaul Blue Demons will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Golden Eagles in Marquette at Bradley Center on Saturday in college basketball action.

Marquette will face the 8-6 Blue Demons, who own a 6-6-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Golden Eagles are 5-6 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Blue Demons are 4-9 favoring the OVER.

View DePaul Blue Demons vs Marquette Golden Eagles Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting DePaul before tip-off in this one found them as 13-point underdogs over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.

This game puts the Golden Eagles, most recently No. 25 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Blue Demons, who rate No. 121 in the latest survey.

In their last action, DePaul was a 61-54 loser on the road against Georgetown. They covered the 13-point spread as underdogs. Billy Garrett Jr. scored 17 points in a futile effort to lead the Blue Demons to a win (they lost 61-54 to Georgetown at Verizon Center on Tuesday).

Marquette was a 67-49 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Creighton. They failed to cover the 8.5-point spread as underdogs. The Golden Eagles got 10 points from Chris Otule, but it was Creighton that prevailed in a 67-49 final on Tuesday at CenturyLink Center.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Marquette's No. 177-ranked offense, averaging 71.21 PPG, against a Blue Demons defense that ranks No. 153 at 70.43 PPG. The Golden Eagles field goal percentage has averaged 44.96% so far, more than the Blue Demons marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.39% per game.

A few Blue Demons at Golden Eagles trends to consider:
DePaul is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of DePaul's last 5 games
DePaul is 2-11 SU in its last 13 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of DePaul's last 5 games on the road
Marquette is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games
Marquette is 21-4 SU in its last 25 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Marquette's last 5 games at home
Marquette is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games when playing DePaul

Next up:
DePaul home to Creighton, Tuesday, January 7th
Marquette at Xavier, Thursday, January 9th