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Phil Knight Invitational - Portland Pilots take on Blue Demons in NCAA Basketball Betting

The Portland Pilots hope to send their betting backers to the pay window on Sunday as they look to cover the point spread at Memorial Coliseum-OR against the DePaul Blue Demons.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The DePaul Blue Demons betting line opened as -9-point favorites 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.

Portland Pilots vs DePaul Blue Demons Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Portland Pilots will try to spoil to the party and cover the point spread on Sunday; they are 2-1 ATS against the betting line this season, while the DePaul Blue Demons are 2-3 ATS. Portland Pilots are 2-1 on betting the total; DePaul Blue Demons are 2-3.

The DePaul Blue Demons sit at No. 203 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Portland Pilots sit at No. 317 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and DePaul has the nation's No. 230-rated offensive output, at 68.4 PPG. The visiting Portland Pilots defense ranks No. 214 allowing on average 77.2 PPG. The Blue Demons FG% has averaged 36.71% so far, less than the DePaul Pilots marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.25% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Portland was crushed on Friday, getting blown out by Oklahoma and falling by a 93-71 score at Memorial Coliseum-OR.

Marin Maric scored 22 points in a futile effort to lead the Blue Demons to a win (they lost 89-79 to Oregon at Memorial Coliseum-OR on Friday).

Betting Trends
  • Portland is 3-20 SU in its last 23 games
  • DePaul is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • DePaul is 2-18 SU in its last 20 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of DePaul's last 7 games

Next Betting Matchups

Portland home to Multnomah University, Thursday, November 30th
DePaul at Youngstown State, Saturday, December 2nd