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Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs DePaul Blue Demons Betting Matchup Report

DePaul Blue DemonsRutgers Scarlet Knights
Jan 25, 7:00 PM | Louis Brown Athletic Center

DePaul Blue Demons vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights Odds


The Rutgers Scarlet Knights will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the DePaul Blue Demons at Louis Brown Athletic Center on Wednesday in NCAAB play.

The Scarlet Knights sit at 11-9 (6-8 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Blue Demons are currently 10-9 (8-7 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Rutgers is 5-9 OU, and DePaul is 7-8 OU.

View DePaul vs Rutgers Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 10.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Scarlet Knights at No. 84 and the Blue Demons at No. 244 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 74-70 result in favor of the Scarlet Knights.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Blue Demons rank No. 262 in NCAA Division 1 with 32.9 per game. That compares with Rutgers’s No. 138 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Rutgers is college basketball's No. 293-ranked team at 4.8 per game, while the Blue Demons rate No. 75 with 7.3 per game.

Defensively, DePaul features the nation's No. 243-rated defense on the road, allowing 73.4 points per game. Rutgers, meanwhile, comes in at No. 172 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for DePaul, they were a 75-59 loser as they battled South Florida at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 2-point underdog. Cleveland Melvin scored 17 points in a futile effort to lead the Blue Demons to a win (they lost 75-59 to South Florida at Allstate Arena on Sunday).

Rutgers lost its last outing, a 52-50 result against Georgetown on January 21. They covered in that game as a 9.5-point underdog. The Scarlet Knights endured a 52-50 loss at the hands of the Hoyas on Saturday, despite a 14-point effort from Eli Carter at Verizon Center.

DePaul Blue Demons Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing St. John's are 3-7
After playing South Florida are 1-9
After a loss are 3-7

Rutgers Scarlet Knights Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Cincinnati are 2-7
After playing Georgetown are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3

A few Blue Demons at Scarlet Knights trends to consider:
DePaul is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
DePaul is 3-22 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Rutgers is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Rutgers's last 5 games
Rutgers is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing DePaul
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Rutgers's last 6 games when playing DePaul

Next up:
DePaul home to St. John's, Wednesday, February 1
Rutgers home to Cincinnati, Saturday, January 28