Planning on watching today’s Huskies and Blue Demons game? Catch the action at Wintrust Arena in Chicago, IL, as the Blue Demons hosts this showdown at 9:00 ET on CBSS. Connecticut come into this Big East conference matchup as the -24 favorite. The over/under line currently sits at 140 points.

CONNECTICUT HUSKIES VS DEPAUL BLUE DEMONS BETTING PICK

The Pick: DePaul Blue Demons +24

This game will be played at Wintrust Arena at 9:00 ET on Wednesday, February 14th.

WHY BET THE DEPAUL BLUE DEMONS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 74-69 in favor of the Blue Demons.
  • Not only will DePaul pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +24.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 140 points, and we like the over with a projected 143 points.

Can Connecticut Secure a Road Victory?

Connecticut enters this game with a record of 22-2 and winners of 12 straight. They are 12-1 in Big East play, and they have gone 10-1 outside of conference. On the road, the Huskies are 7-2 this season, and they have won five straight games away from home.

Overall, Connecticut has been favored in 23 of their 24 games, going 22-1 in those contests. Their average scoring margin on the road is +6.1 points per game, and their average scoring margin at home is +23.8 points per game.

As the favorite, Connecticut has gone 13-9-1 vs. the spread this season and is 6-3-1 in their last 10 road games. Overall, the Huskies are 13-10-1 ATS this year, including a mark of 5-3-1 on the road.

Today’s over/under line of 140 is lower than the average over/under line of 145.6 in Connecticut’s games this season. So far, 14 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 and the average scoring total is 142 points.

In their recent matchup, the Connecticut offense ended with 89 points against Georgetown. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 61.1% and made 9 threes. Cam Spencer is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today’s matchup with an average of 15.2. Meanwhile, Tristen Newton also brings a PPG average of 15.2 into the game.

So far, the Huskies’ defense is ranked 19th in the country at 64.1 points per contest. Connecticut’s three-point defense is currently 40th in the country at 5.7 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 39.9% of their shots vs. Connecticut.

Will the Blue Demons Pull Through as the Home Underdog?

DePaul enters this game as a 24-point underdog, and they have yet to win a game as the underdog this season, going 0-17 in those games. Their overall record is just 3-20, and they have lost 11 straight games.

At home, DePaul is just 3-11 on the season, and they have lost their last five games at home. Over their last 10 games at home, they have gone just 2-8.

DePaul’s ATS record this season is 7-15-1, including a mark of 4-9-1 at home. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Blue Demons are just 4-6 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 140 is lower than the average over/under line in DePaul’s games this season (143.7). In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 and the average scoring total in those games is 137 points. For the season, their over/under record is 11-12.

In their latest game, DePaul offense put up 57 points against St. John’s. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 38.3% and made 5 threes. Leading the team in scoring was K.T. Raimey with 11 points. Jalen Terry also added 10 points for the Blue Demons.

At this time, the Blue Demons’ defense is positioned 303rd in the country, permitting 79.6 points per game. DePaul’s three-point defense is currently 219th in the country at 8.7 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 47.5% of their shots vs. DePaul.