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NCAA hoops odds preview - DePaul vs. Butler

DePaul Blue DemonsButler Bulldogs
8-8January 09, 2014, 07:00 | Hinkle Fieldhouse10-4

The Butler Bulldogs will try to pay off for their supporters on Thursday when they play host to the DePaul Blue Demons at Hinkle Fieldhouse in NCAA basketball action.

Supporters of the Blue Demons have watched them go 8-8 and 7-7-1 ATS on the year, while the Bulldogs are at 10-4 and 8-4 ATS. In totals betting, the Bulldogs are 5-7, while the Blue Demons have a 4-11 mark.

View DePaul Blue Demons vs Butler Bulldogs Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to go with the Bulldogs in this one found them listed as -10-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Thursday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Blue Demons was expected to move the line.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Bulldogs rated this week at No. 61 and the Blue Demons sitting at No. 138.

DePaul lost its last outing, an 81-62 result against Creighton on January 7. They failed to cover in that game as a 10.5-point underdog. DePaul suffered an 81-62 loss against Creighton on Tuesday, getting 24 points from Brandon Young in a losing effort at Allstate Arena.

Butler was a 79-68 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Xavier. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as underdogs. The Bulldogs endured a 79-68 loss at the hands of the Musketeers on Saturday, despite a 14-point effort from Khyle Marshall at Cintas Center.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Butler's No. 79-rated squad against DePaul's No. 128-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Butler rates No. 102 in the country with 6.57 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 155 nationally with 5.75 per match.

Next up:
DePaul home to St. John's, Tuesday, January 14th
Butler at Georgetown, Saturday, January 11th