The undefeated DePaul Blue Demons (9-0) welcome the Buffalo Bulls (5-3) to Wintrust Arena. Action gets underway at 5 p.m. ET on Sunday, December 8, 2019.
Buffalo Bulls vs. DePaul Blue Demons Odds Preview
In the Bulls’ last game, they lost to the Vanderbilt Commodores, 90-76. Josh Mballa put together a good game for Buffalo, putting up 11 points and seven rebounds. Vanderbilt did a terrific job of getting and making free throws (22-26; 84.6 percent). Buffalo, meanwhile, held the Commodores to an offensive rebounding percentage of 25.6 (below their season average of 32.6).
The Blue Demons come in on a high note after defeating the Texas Tech Red Raiders in their last outing, 65-60. DePaul rallied around Paul Reed, who led the team in scoring with 18 points on 7-for-15 shooting. DePaul’s 14.5 turnover percentage was their biggest advantage over Texas Tech, who had a mark of 27.0. The Blue Demons’ mark was better than their season average of 17.8, while the Red Raiders’ was above their season average of 15.7.
It could be an error-filled game for the DePaul offense. Since last season, DePaul ranks 207th in the NCAA in ball protection (turnover percentage of 19.2 percent), while the pesky defense of Buffalo has forced the 84th-most turnovers in the nation (21.0 percent).
Buffalo Bulls at DePaul Blue Demons Prediction
Pick: SU Winner – Depaul, ATS Winner – Buffalo, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2018-Present):
The Bulls rank 53rd in steals per game (7.7) while the Blue Demons rank 184th in steals allowed per game (6.8).
DePaul ranks 91st in blocked shots (3.8 per game) while Buffalo ranks 150th in blocks allowed per game (3.4).
Buffalo ranks 16th in three pointers attempted per game (28.3) while DePaul ranks 274th in three pointers allowed per game (25.2).
The Blue Demons rank 61st in rebounds allowed per game (32.8) while the Bulls rank 267th (37.6).
Buffalo ranks 15th in assists per game (16.6) while DePaul ranks 183rd in assists allowed per game (13.2).