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Villanova Wildcats take on Blue Demons in NCAA Basketball Betting

The DePaul Blue Demons will try to pay off for their supporters and betting fans on Wednesday when they play host to the Villanova Wildcats at Wintrust Arena in NCAA basketball odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to side with the DePaul Blue Demons to cover the point spread in this one found them as 15-point underdogs earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

Villanova Wildcats vs DePaul Blue Demons Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The DePaul Blue Demons bring a 7-5 record (7-4-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 12-0 Wildcats, who are 8-3-1 ATS. Those OVER/UNDER betting have witnessed DePaul go 6-6 so far and the Villanova Wildcats go 8-4.

The Blue Demons - Wildcats odds would favor the Wildcats if the lines were set according to our power ranks. DePaul is rated No. 112 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Villanova is at No. 2.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and DePaul has the nation's No. 160-rated offensive output, at 74.08 PPG. The visiting Villanova Wildcats defense ranks No. 32 allowing on average 64.25 PPG. The Blue Demons FG% has averaged 43.26% so far, less than the DePaul Wildcats marksmen have achieved on the year, 50.55% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The battle between the Wildcats and Pride didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Hofstra was handed a 95-71 defeat on Friday at Nassau Coliseum.

DePaul got 22 points from Marin Maric en route to a 83-66 victory over Miami-Ohio on Thursday at Wintrust Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Villanova is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Villanova is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Villanova's last 6 games
  • Villanova is 5-0-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • DePaul is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • DePaul is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • DePaul is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games
  • DePaul is 5-1-1 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Villanova at Butler, Saturday, December 30th
DePaul at Xavier, Saturday, December 30th