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Villanova favored by -14 against DePaul on Wednesday

Villanova WildcatsDePaul Blue Demons
21-2February 12, 2014, 08:00 | Allstate Arena10-14

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

DePaul will face the 21-2 Wildcats, who own a 16-5 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Blue Demons are 10-13 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Wildcats are 14-7 favoring the OVER.

View Villanova Wildcats vs DePaul Blue Demons Odds and Stats.

DePaul opened as 14-point underdogs in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

The Blue Demons - Wildcats odds would favor the Wildcats if the lines were set according to our power ranks. DePaul is rated No. 267 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Villanova is at No. 16.

Villanova was a 70-53 winner in their most recent outing at home against Seton Hall. They covered the 12.5-point spread as favorites. The Wildcats got 20 points from James Bell as Villanova ran past Seton Hall 70-53 on Friday at Villanova Pavilion.

DePaul lost its last outing, a 78-66 result against Creighton on February 7. They covered in that game as a 19.5-point underdog. DePaul got 16 points from Brandon Young but lost anyway, 78-66, to Creighton on Friday at CenturyLink Center.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features DePaul's No. 146-ranked scoring average of 71.33 PPG, against a Wildcats defense rated No. 70 and allowing 66.87 PPG. The Blue Demons FG% has averaged 42.84% to date this season, less than the Wildcats shooters have managed so far (46.37% per game).

Next up:
Villanova at Creighton, Sunday, February 16th
DePaul at Providence, Saturday, February 15th