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Point spread favors Fighting Irish in battle with Blue Demons

DePaul Blue DemonsNotre Dame Fighting Irish
Feb 11, 12:00 PM | Joyce Center

DePaul Blue Demons vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish Odds

11-12TEAM RECORD16-8

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for DePaul when they take on the Fighting Irish on Saturday in college hoops betting action.

The Blue Demons will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 10-9 ATS against the number this season, while the Fighting Irish are 8-10 ATS. DePaul is 9-10 on the totals; Notre Dame is 4-14.

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Betting Line:
If you're going with the Fighting Irish in this one, they're listed as 14-point favorites on the NCAAB betting menu for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 50-ranked Fighting Irish and the No. 237-rated Blue Demons in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 75-69 win for the Fighting Irish on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Blue Demons rank No. 257 in NCAA Division 1 with 33 per game. That compares with Notre Dame’s No. 184 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Notre Dame is college basketball's No. 140-ranked team at 6.5 per game, while the Blue Demons rate No. 74 with 7.3 per game.

Defensively, DePaul features the nation's No. 226-rated defense on the road, allowing 72.1 points per game. Notre Dame, meanwhile, comes in at No. 98 nationally in scoring at home.

DePaul was an 89-76 loser in its last match at home against Marquette. They failed to cover the 9.5-point spread as underdogs. The Blue Demons got 22 points from Cleveland Melvin, but it was Marquette that prevailed in an 89-76 final on Monday at Allstate Arena.

Notre Dame was a 55-51 winner in its last match on the road against West Virginia. They covered the 7-point spread as underdogs. West Virginia was victimized for 21 points and 12 rebounds by Jack Cooley as the Fighting Irish bested the Mountaineers 55-51 in college basketball action on Wednesday.

DePaul Blue Demons Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Connecticut are 1-6
After playing Marquette are 2-8
After a loss are 3-7

Notre Dame Fighting Irish Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Rutgers are 4-6
After playing West Virginia are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

A few Blue Demons at Fighting Irish trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of DePaul's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of DePaul's last 6 games when playing on the road against Notre Dame
DePaul is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Notre Dame
DePaul is 4-21 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Notre Dame is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Notre Dame is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing DePaul
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Notre Dame's last 5 games when playing DePaul
Notre Dame is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games at home

Next up:
DePaul at Connecticut, Wednesday, February 15
Notre Dame home to Rutgers, Wednesday, February 15