Looking to win big? The Blue Demons and Wildcats face off at 9:00 ET on FS1. The Wildcats are hosting the game at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY. The over/under for this game is set at 136.5 points, and Villanova is favored by -23.5 vs. DePaul in a Big East conference matchup.


The Pick: DePaul Blue Demons +23.5

This game will be played at Madison Square Garden at 9:00 ET on Wednesday, March 13th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-70 in favor of the Wildcats.
  • Even though we have Villanova winning straight-up, we like DePaul at +23.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 136.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.

Is an Upset Waiting to Happen on the Road?

DePaul is 3-28 this season and has lost 19 straight games. They are 0-20 in Big East play and 0-13 on the road, where they are being outscored by an average of 20.8 points per game. The Blue Demons’ last win came on December 20th, and they have gone 0-25 as the underdog this year.

In their last game, DePaul fell to Seton Hall by a score of 86-62. Over their last ten road games, the Blue Demons have gone 0-10, and they are 0-5 in their previous five contests away from home.

DePaul’s ATS record this season is 10-20-1, including a mark of 5-8 on the road. As the underdog, the Blue Demons have gone 7-17-1 vs. the spread this year. Over their last three road games, DePaul is 1-2 vs. the spread, and their ATS record as the underdog over their last 10 games is 3-7.

DePaul’s over/under record this season is 17-14 and the average over/under line in their games is 145. So far, 23 of their games have finished with more points than today’s over/under line of 136.5. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 157 points and their over/under record during this stretch is 2-1.

In their most recent game, the DePaul offense put up just 62 points vs. the Seton Hall Pirates. Overall, they are now averaging 65 points per game which is 440th in the country. Elijah Fisher is leading the team in scoring at 10.4 points per contest. Da’Sean Nelson has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 9.7 going into the game.

Coming into today’s game, the DePaul defense is giving up an average of 82.5 points per contest. The DePaul defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 86 points and allowed Seton Hall to connect on 12 threes.

Will the Wildcats Come Through as Home Favorites?

At home this season, Villanova has gone 12-6, and over their last 10 games at home, they are 6-4. On the year, the Wildcats have been favored in 21 of their 31 games, going 14-7 in those contests.

Right now, Villanova is on a two-game losing streak, and their overall record is 17-14. In their last game, they lost to Creighton by a score of 69-67.

As the favorite, Villanova has gone 12-9 vs. the spread this season. Their home ATS record is 11-7 and they are 6-4 in their last 10 games as the favorite. Over their last 3 home games, the Wildcats are 2-1 vs. the spread.

This season, the over/under record for Villanova games is 10-20-1. Today’s over/under line of 136.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games this year (138.9). In their last three games, the average scoring total is 129 points. Over their last 10 games, the over/under record is 1-9.

Coming off their recent game, the Villanova offense tallied 67 points in a matchup against Creighton. Their field goal percentage for the game was 46.6%, and they made 9 threes. Eric Dixon was the leading scorer for the Wildcats, putting up 25 points. In addition, Justin Moore contributed 17 points.

This season, the Villanova defense has been impressive, holding the 23rd position in the country while permitting an average of 65.6 points per contest. Villanova’s three-point defense is currently 223rd in the country at 8.3 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 41.0% of their shots vs. Villanova.