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West Virginia Mountaineers vs DePaul Blue Demons Preview

DePaul Blue DemonsWest Virginia Mountaineers
Feb 28, 7:00 PM | WVU Colliseum

DePaul Blue Demons vs West Virginia Mountaineers Odds

11-17TEAM RECORD17-12

The West Virginia Mountaineers will hit the floor running against the visiting DePaul Blue Demons Tuesday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

West Virginia battles the Blue Demons, currently sitting with a 11-17 mark (12-12 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 15-11 for the Mountaineers and 11-13 for the Blue Demons.

View DePaul vs West Virginia Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Blue Demons listed as 14-point underdogs

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Mountaineers at No. 15 and the Blue Demons at No. 255 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 78-69 result in favor of the Mountaineers.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits West Virginia's No. 84-ranked offense, averaging 71.8 PPG, against a Blue Demons defense that ranks No. 333 at 76.7 PPG. The Mountaineers field goal percentage has averaged 44.7% so far, more than the Blue Demons marksmen have achieved on the year, 44% per game.

Defensively, DePaul features the nation's No. 289-rated defense on the road, allowing 74.8 points per game. West Virginia, meanwhile, comes in at No. 84 nationally in scoring at home.

DePaul was a 73-71 loser in their most recent outing at home against Providence. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as favorites. Moses Morgan scored 13 points in a futile effort to lead the Blue Demons to a win (they lost 73-71 to Providence at Allstate Arena on Saturday).

West Virginia was a 61-60 loser in their most recent outing at home against Marquette. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as favorites. Darryl Bryant scored 25 points for West Virginia on Friday, but the Golden Eagles managed a 61-60 victory over the Mountaineers at WVU Colliseum.

DePaul Blue Demons Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing Seton Hall are 0-8
After playing Providence are 1-6
After a loss are 1-9

West Virginia Mountaineers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 8-2
Before playing South Florida are 3-4
After playing Marquette are 5-2
After a loss are 6-4

A few Blue Demons at Mountaineers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of DePaul's last 6 games on the road
DePaul is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
West Virginia is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing DePaul
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of West Virginia's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of West Virginia's last 10 games at home
West Virginia is 17-7 SU in its last 24 games at home

Next up:
DePaul home to Seton Hall, Saturday, March 3
West Virginia at South Florida, Saturday, March 3