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Texas Longhorns take on Blue Demons in NCAA basketball test

Texas LonghornsDePaul Blue Demons
4-1November 26, 2013, 07:30 | Sprint Center3-2

The DePaul Blue Demons will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Texas Longhorns at Sprint Center on Tuesday in NCAA hoops play.

DePaul will face the 4-1 Longhorns, who own a 2-0 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Blue Demons are 2-2 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Longhorns are 1-1 favoring the OVER.

View Texas Longhorns vs DePaul Blue Demons Odds and Stats.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 280-rated Blue Demons and the No. 121-ranked Longhorns, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Texas was an 86-82 loser in their most recent outing on the road against BYU. They covered the 7-point spread as underdogs. Texas suffered an 86-82 loss against BYU on Monday, getting 17 points from Javan Felix in a losing effort at Sprint Center.

Last time out for DePaul, they were a 90-72 loser as they battled Wichita State at home. They failed to cover in the match as an 8-point underdog. Ron Baker scored 21 points leading the Shockers to a 90-72 victory over DePaul at Sprint Center on Monday.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and DePaul has the nation's No. 85-rated offensive output, at 79.4 PPG. The visiting Longhorns defense ranks No. 152 allowing on average 71.8 PPG. The Blue Demons FG% has averaged 47.4% so far, more than the Longhorns marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.83% per game.

Next up:
Texas home to Texas-Arlington, Friday, November 29th
DePaul at Oregon State, Sunday, December 1st