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Pittsburgh Panthers vs DePaul Blue Demons Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner

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Jan 26, 4:00 PM | Petersen Events Center

DePaul Blue Demons vs Pittsburgh Panthers Odds


The Pittsburgh Panthers host DePaul on Saturday, looking to build on their 16-4 mark against the 10-8 Blue Demons in college hoops action at Petersen Events Center.

Pittsburgh battles the Blue Demons, currently sitting with a 10-8 mark (8-7 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 8-4 for the Panthers and 5-9 for the Blue Demons.

View DePaul vs Pittsburgh Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Pittsburgh opened as 17-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 124-rated DePaul taking on the No. 51-rated Panthers in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 85-72 win for the Panthers on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Blue Demons rank No. 101 in NCAA Division 1 with 36.9 per game. That compares with Pittsburgh’s No. 194 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Pittsburgh is college basketball's No. 285-ranked team at 4.9 per game, while the Blue Demons rate No. 316 with 4.5 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, DePaul owns the country's No. 262-rated mark, allowing 74 points per game on the highway. Pittsburgh, on the other hand, rates No. 106 in scoring at home.

In their last action, DePaul was a 71-62 loser at home against St. John's. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as favorites. DePaul got 19 points from Jamee Crockett but lost anyway, 71-62, to St. John's on Saturday at Allstate Arena.

In their last action, Pittsburgh was a 68-64 winner on the road against Providence. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as favorites. The Panthers grabbed a 68-64 win over the Friars on Tuesday, behind a 17-point effort from Lamar Patterson at Dunkin Donuts Center.

DePaul Blue Demons Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing St. John's are 3-7
After playing St. John's are 2-8
After a loss are 4-6

Pittsburgh Panthers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Louisville are 6-4
After playing Providence are 5-5
After a win are 8-2

A few Blue Demons at Panthers trends to consider:
DePaul is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
DePaul is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 18-2 SU in its last 20 games at home
Pittsburgh is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing DePaul
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games
Pittsburgh is 18-4 SU in its last 22 games

Next up:
DePaul at St. John's, Wednesday, January 30
Pittsburgh at Louisville, Monday, January 28