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Providence Friars vs DePaul Blue Demons Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner

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Jan 5, 8:00 PM | Dunkin Donuts Center

DePaul Blue Demons vs Providence Friars Odds


Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Saturday when the Providence Friars try to run the DePaul Blue Demons off the court at Dunkin Donuts Center in college hoops action.

The Friars sit at 8-5 (4-4-1 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Blue Demons are currently 9-5 (6-5 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Providence is 5-2 OU, and DePaul is 3-7 OU.

View DePaul vs Providence Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Providence sat as 6.5-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Friars at No. 59 and the Blue Demons at No. 101 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 76-75 result in favor of the Friars.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Providence's No. 75-rated squad against DePaul's No. 83-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Providence rates No. 177 in the country with 6.2 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 295 nationally with 4.6 per match.

Defensively, DePaul features the nation's No. 146-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.2 points per game. Providence, meanwhile, comes in at No. 238 nationally in scoring at home.

DePaul was a 73-72 loser in its last match at home against Seton Hall. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as favorites. Jamee Crockett scored 16 points in a futile effort to lead the Blue Demons to a win (they lost 73-72 to Seton Hall at Allstate Arena on Wednesday).

Last time out for Providence, they were an 80-62 loser as they battled Louisville on the road. They earned a push in the match as a 18-point underdog. Providence suffered an 80-62 loss against Louisville on Wednesday, getting 17 points from Kadeem Batts in a losing effort at KFC Yum! Center.

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

Providence Friars Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Syracuse are 5-5
After playing Louisville are 3-6
After a loss are 2-8

A few Blue Demons at Friars trends to consider:
DePaul is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games on the road
DePaul is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Providence
Providence is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Providence is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing DePaul
Providence is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against DePaul
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Providence's last 8 games when playing DePaul

Next up:
DePaul at Connecticut, Tuesday, January 8
Providence home to Syracuse, Wednesday, January 9