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Panthers vs Blue Demons College Hoops Game Preview

Pittsburgh PanthersDePaul Blue Demons
Jan 5, 7:00 PM | Allstate Arena

Pittsburgh Panthers vs DePaul Blue Demons Odds


Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Pittsburgh when they take on the Blue Demons on Thursday in college hoops betting action.

The Blue Demons sport records of 9-4 and 6-3 ATS heading into this battle, while the Panthers have 11-4 and 3-7 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 3-6 for the Blue Demons and 4-6 for the Panthers.

View Pittsburgh vs DePaul Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers opened the Blue Demons as 4.5-point underdogs in this matchupl.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 68-rated Pittsburgh taking on the No. 193-rated Blue Demons in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 81-77 win for the Panthers on Thursday.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Panthers is ranked No. 20 in NCAA hoops at 39.9 per game. Contrast that with DePaul’s No. 221 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, DePaul is the No. 84-ranked team in the country at 7.2 per game, while Pittsburgh rates No. 119 at 6.7 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Pittsburgh owns the country's No. 54-rated mark, allowing 63.8 points per game on the highway. DePaul, on the other hand, rates No. 81 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Pittsburgh, they were a 66-63 loser as they battled Cincinnati at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 6-point favorite. Pittsburgh got 19 points from Nasir Robinson but lost anyway, 66-63, to Cincinnati on Sunday at Petersen Events Center.

In their last action, DePaul was an 87-68 loser at home against Syracuse. They failed to cover the 14.5–point spread as underdogs. DePaul suffered an 87-68 loss against Syracuse on Sunday, getting 23 points from Cleveland Melvin in a losing effort at Allstate Arena.

Pittsburgh Panthers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Rutgers are 8-2
After playing Cincinnati are 8-0
After a loss are 8-2

DePaul Blue Demons Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Villanova are 4-4
After playing Syracuse are 3-5
After a loss are 3-7

A few Panthers at Blue Demons trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Pittsburgh's last 8 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games on the road
DePaul is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
DePaul is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Pittsburgh
DePaul is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh

Next up:
Pittsburgh home to Rutgers, Wednesday, January 11
DePaul at Villanova, Sunday, January 8