Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Cougars and Blue Demons. The game is starting at 4:00 ET on FS1, and it’s hosted by the Blue Demons at Wintrust Arena in Chicago, IL. Get ready to place your bets! This non-conference matchup has an over/under of 136 points, and the Blue Demons are favored to win at home vs. the Cougars.


The Pick: DePaul Blue Demons -7

This game will be played at Wintrust Arena at 4:00 ET on Saturday, December 30th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 80-64 in favor of the Blue Demons.
  • Not only will DePaul pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -7.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 136 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Do the Cougars Stand a Chance in Chicago?

Today’s game against DePaul will see Chicago State, who currently have a 7-11 record, take the court. In away games this season, they are 3-5, while posting a 4-6 record at home. Chicago State has a below .500 ATS record, sitting at 8-9-1. In their last ten games, Chicago State is 2-3 vs. the spread.

In 18 games, Chicago State comes in with an over/under mark of 8-9-1, with their games averaging 135.4 points per game. When analyzing the Cougars’ last five games, they have produced a combined average of 129 points per game and an over/under record of 2-2-1.

In their most recent game, the Chicago State offense concluded with only 62 points against California Baptist. Throughout the game, they made 6/16 three-point attempts and had a field goal percentage of 44.9%. The team’s top scorer is Wesley Cardet Jr., who enters today’s matchup with an average of 18.9, while Jahsean Corbett also carries a PPG average of 13.2 into the game.

The Cougars’ defense is presently ranked 134th nationally, allowing an average of 70.7 points per contest. In their previous game vs. California Baptist, the Lancers finished with a field goal percentage of 46% and a total of 74 points vs. Chicago State.

Taking a Look at the Blue Demons Chances at Home

Today, DePaul will face off against Chicago State in their 12th game of the season. Up to this point, DePaul has a record of 2-9. Looking back at their last ten home games, DePaul has a record of 2-8, which includes games from last year. DePaul has a sub-.500 ATS record, sitting at 2-8-1. Over their last five games, the team is 1-3-1 vs. the spread.

So far, DePaul’s games have averaged 143.6 points per game with the average over/under line being 144.8 points. The Blue Demons have seen their last five games conclude with a collective average of 141 points per game and an over/under record of 2-3.

In contrast to their season average of 66.6 points per game, the DePaul had a below average performance. They scored 48 points against Villanova and had a field goal percentage of 30.4%. The team’s top scorer is Chico Carter Jr., who enters today’s matchup with an average of 13.7, while Jeremiah Oden also carries a PPG average of 12.1 into the game.

As they prepare for the upcoming game, DePaul is focused on shoring up their defense, as they are currently allowing an average of 77.0 points per game (237th). So far, the DePaul defense is giving up an average of 9.5 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 13.6 times per game (638th).