Looking to win big? The Bulldogs and Blue Demons face off at 12:00 ET on FS1. The Blue Demons are hosting the game at Wintrust Arena in Chicago, IL. In this Big East matchup, Butler is favored by -12.5 vs. DePaul. The over/under for the game is 148.5 points.


The Pick: DePaul Blue Demons +12.5

This game will be played at Wintrust Arena at 12:00 ET on Saturday, March 2nd.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 74-68 in favor of the Blue Demons.
  • Not only will DePaul pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +12.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 148.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 142 points.

Do the Bulldogs Have What it Takes in Chicago?

Butler enters this game with a record of 16-13 and has lost five straight games. In Big East play, the Bulldogs are 7-11 compared to 9-2 in non-conference action.

On the road this season, Butler is 4-7, and its average scoring margin is -4.1 points per game. The Bulldogs have lost their last three road games and are 4-6 in their last 10 games away from home.

Butler’s ATS record this season is just 12-16, but they are 7-7 vs. the spread when favored. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Bulldogs are just 3-7 vs. the spread. On the road, Butler is 5-6 ATS this year and 5-5 over their last 10 road games.

Butler’s over/under record for the season is 14-14 and today’s line of 148.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (145.7). In their last three games, the average scoring total is 137 points.

In their latest game, Butler offense put up 59 points against St. John’s. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 39.2% and made 8 threes. On the offensive front, the Bulldogs have a season-long field goal percentage of 45%, ranking 188th nationally. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 119th in terms of percentage and 97th in three-pointers made.

So far, the Bulldogs’ defense is ranked 232nd in the country at 74.3 points per contest. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Butler’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 42.6% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 31.9% this season.

Can the Blue Demons Pull Out the Win as Home Underdogs?

DePaul comes into this game as a 12.5-point underdog, and they have gone 0-22 as the underdog this season. Their overall record is 3-25, and they have lost 16 games in a row. In Big East play, they are 0-17, and their average scoring margin at home is -14.2 points per game.

In their last game, the Blue Demons lost to Xavier by a score of 91-58. Over their last 10 games at home, they have gone 1-9, and their record at home this season is 3-13. For the year, they have gone 0-12 on the road, and their average scoring margin on the road is -20.5 points per game.

DePaul’s ATS record this season is 9-18-1, including a mark of 5-10-1 at home. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Blue Demons are just 4-6 vs. the spread. At home, their ATS record is 3-6-1 in their last 10 contests.

DePaul’s over/under record this season is 15-13, and today’s over/under line of 148.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (144.6). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 159 points, and their OU record over their last 10 games is 7-3.

In their latest game, DePaul offense put up 58 points against Xavier. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 41.2% and made 5 threes. Elijah Fisher led the scoring for the Blue Demons, contributing 14 points. Additionally, Jalen Terry chipped in with 12 points.

Coming into the game, DePaul will be looking to improve their defense, as they are currently giving up 81.6 points per game (333rd). The DePaul defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 91 points and allowed Xavier to connect on 11 threes.