NCAA Basketball betting line favors Blue Demons over Cougars

Chicago State CougarsDePaul Blue Demons
4-5December 15, 2013, 04:30 | Allstate Arena5-4

Allstate Arena will host DePaul Blue Demons vs. Chicago State Cougars action on Sunday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.

The Cougars will look to vanquish their hosts on Sunday, as they are 0-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Blue Demons are 3-4-1 ATS. Chicago State is 0-1 against the total, while DePaul is 4-4 versus the number.

View Chicago State Cougars vs DePaul Blue Demons Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to go with the Blue Demons in this one found them listed as -15-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Sunday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Cougars was expected to move the line.

The Blue Demons - Cougars odds would favor the Blue Demons if the lines were set according to our power ranks. DePaul is rated No. 210 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Chicago State is at No. 332.

In their last action, Chicago State was a 90-81 Sportsbook at home against Wisc-Parkside. Corey Gray scored 19 points leading the Cougars to a 90-81 victory over Wisc-Parkside at Jones Convocation Center on Saturday.

DePaul was an 81-70 Sportsbook in their most recent outing at home against Florida Atlantic. They earned a push of the 11-point spread as favorites. DePaul earned an 81-70 victory over Florida Atlantic on Thursday, getting 19 points 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. 99-ranked scoring average of 76.22 PPG, against a Cougars defense rated No. 231 and allowing 77.78 PPG. The Blue Demons FG% has averaged 46.05% to date this season, more than the Cougars shooters have managed so far (42.99% per game).

A few Cougars at Blue Demons trends to consider:
Chicago State is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Chicago State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Chicago State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing DePaul
Chicago State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against DePaul
DePaul is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games
DePaul is 6-19 SU in its last 25 games
DePaul is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
DePaul is 5-13 SU in its last 18 games at home

Next up:
Chicago State home to SIU Edwardsville, Monday, December 16th
DePaul at Houston Baptist, Wednesday, December 18th
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