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Northwestern Wildcats vs DePaul Blue Demons College Basketball Betting Preview

Allstate Arena will host Northwestern Wildcats vs DePaul Blue Demons action on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for those betting on NCAA basketball odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The DePaul Blue Demons betting line opened as 6-point underdogs in this college basketball tilt over at BetOnline but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening over/under total as well at MyBookie.

Northwestern Wildcats vs DePaul Blue Demons Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The DePaul Blue Demons sit at 5-5 (3-6 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the Northwestern Wildcats are currently 9-1 (4-4-2 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? DePaul is 3-6 OU, and Northwestern is 4-6 OU.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the DePaul Blue Demons at No. 273 and the Northwestern Wildcats at No. 102 heading into this college basketball betting matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up DePaul's No. 199 nationally ranked offense (69.7 points per game) against a Northwestern Wildcats defense that sits as the No. 34 at 63.2 PPG. The DePaul Blue Demons have been averaging 46.53% from the field, less than the Wildcats have managed so far this season (48.1% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Wildcats blew out Miss Valley State on Tuesday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 78-48 win at Welsh-Ryan Arena.

Aaron Simpson scored 16 points in a futile effort to lead the Blue Demons to a win (they lost 79-60 to Stanford at Maples Pavilion on Tuesday).

Betting Trends
  • Northwestern is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Northwestern is 0-3-2 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Northwestern is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games on the road
  • Northwestern is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing DePaul
  • DePaul is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • DePaul is 6-16 SU in its last 22 games
  • DePaul is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games at home
  • DePaul is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Northwestern

Next Betting Matchups

Northwestern home to Sacred Heart, Monday, December 21st
DePaul at George Washington, Tuesday, December 22nd