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Villanova DePaul Betting Preview

DePaul Blue DemonsVillanova Wildcats
10-8January 18, 2014, 04:00 | Villanova Pavilion15-1

College basketball wagering interest will be high on Saturday when the Blue Demons of DePaul hit the hard court against the Wildcats of Villanova.

The Wildcats bring a 15-1 record (11-3 ATS) to this tilt against the 10-8 Blue Demons, who are 9-7-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Villanova go 10-4 so far and the Blue Demons go 6-11.

View DePaul Blue Demons vs Villanova Wildcats Odds and Stats.

If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Blue Demons were listed as 17.5-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.

This game matches up the No. 6 (Wildcats) and the No. 163 (Blue Demons) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank.

In their last action, DePaul was a 77-75 winner at home against St. John's. They covered the 3.5-point spread as underdogs. DePaul earned a 77-75 victory over St. John's on Tuesday, getting 21 points from Billy Garrett Jr. at Allstate Arena.

Last time out for Villanova, they were a 74-67 winner as they battled St. John's on the road. They covered in the match as a 4.5-point favorite. Villanova got 15 points from JayVaughn Pinkston en route to a 74-67 victory over St. John's on Saturday at Madison Square Garden.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Blue Demons is ranked No. 113 in NCAA hoops at 36.61 per game. Contrast that with Villanova’s No. 34 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Villanova is the No. 10-ranked team in the country at 8.88 per game, while DePaul rates No. 146 at 5.89 per game.

A few Blue Demons at Wildcats trends to consider:
DePaul is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of DePaul's last 9 games
DePaul is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
DePaul is 3-12 SU in its last 15 games on the road
Villanova is 10-2 ATS in its last 12 games
Villanova is 15-1 SU in its last 16 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Villanova's last 5 games
Villanova is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
DePaul home to Xavier, Monday, January 20th
Villanova at Creighton, Monday, January 20th