Betting on today’s Blue Demons and Friars game? Catch the action at Amica Mutual Pavilion in Providence, RI, as the Friars hosts this showdown at 7:30 ET on FS1. The over/under for this Big East conference contest is set at 141 points, with Providence being favored by -19 at home against DePaul.

DEPAUL BLUE DEMONS VS PROVIDENCE FRIARS BETTING PICK

The Pick: DePaul Blue Demons +19

This game will be played at Amica Mutual Pavilion at 7:30 ET on Saturday, February 17th.

WHY BET THE DEPAUL BLUE DEMONS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Friars.
  • Even though we have Providence winning straight-up, we like DePaul at +19.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 141 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Taking a Look at the Blue Demons Chances on the Road

DePaul heads into tonight’s game at Providence as a massive 19-point underdog. The Blue Demons have lost 12 straight games and are still searching for their first win in Big East play (0-13).

DePaul’s average scoring margin on the road this season is -18.7 points per game, and they have yet to win away from home (0-9). Over their last 10 road games, the Blue Demons are 0-10.

DePaul’s ATS record this season is 7-16-1, including a mark of 3-6 on the road. As the underdog, the Blue Demons are just 4-13-1 vs. the spread this year. However, they have gone 2-1 ATS in their last three road games and 4-6 ATS in their last 10 road contests. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, DePaul has a record of 3-7 vs. the spread.

DePaul’s over/under record this season is 12-12, and today’s over/under line of 141 is lower than the average over/under line in their games this season (143.6). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 156 points, which is higher than today’s over/under line of 141. So far this season, 14 of their games have finished with more points than today’s OU line of 141.

In their recent game, the Blue Demons’ offense concluded with 65 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 64 points per contest. On the offensive front, the Blue Demons have a season-long field goal percentage of 41%, ranking 342nd nationally. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 224th in terms of percentage and 308th in three-pointers made.

Currently, the Blue Demons’ defense holds the 325th rank in the nation, allowing 80.5 points per game. In their previous game vs. Connecticut, the Huskies finished with a field goal percentage of 40% and a total of 101 points vs. DePaul.

Will the Friars Find a Way to Win at Home?

Providence enters this game with a record of 16-9, including a mark of 13-3 at home. At home, the Friars have won three straight games and have gone 8-2 in their last 10.

For the season, Providence has been favored in 15 of its 25 games, going 12-3 in those contests. The team’s average scoring margin at home is +9.5, compared to -1.4 on the road.

As the favorite, Providence has an ATS record of 8-7 this season. In their last 10 games as the favorite, the Friars have gone 6-4 vs. the spread. At home, their ATS mark is 9-7 this year, and over their last 10 home games, they are 6-4 vs. the spread.

This season, the over/under record for Providence games is 11-14, and today’s line of 141 is right in line with the average over/under line of 141.2 in their games. So far, 13 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line.

In their most recent game, the Friars’ offense tallied 75 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 73.5 points per game. Devin Carter is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today’s matchup with an average of 18.8. Meanwhile, Josh Oduro also brings a PPG average of 16.4 into the game.

So far, the Friars’ defense is ranked 77th in the country at 67.9 points per contest. Providence’s three-point defense is currently 96th in the country at 6.6 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 41.1% of their shots vs. Providence.