Betting on today’s Hoyas and Blue Demons game? Catch the action at Wintrust Arena in Chicago, IL, as the Blue Demons hosts this showdown at 6:00 ET on CBSS. Georgetown is favored by -4.5 in this Big East conference contest against DePaul. The game’s over/under currently sits at 149 points.

GEORGETOWN HOYAS VS DEPAUL BLUE DEMONS BETTING PICK

The Pick: DePaul Blue Demons +4.5

This game will be played at Wintrust Arena at 6:00 ET on Saturday, February 24th.

WHY BET THE DEPAUL BLUE DEMONS:

  • 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 +4.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 149 points, and we like the under with a projected 142 points.

Will the Hoyas Win on the Road?

Georgetown has had a tough season, entering this game with an 8-18 record. They have lost 11 straight games, including their most recent game against St. John’s by a score of 90-85. The Hoyas have gone 1-14 in Big East play, compared to a 7-4 record in non-conference action.

On the road, Georgetown is just 1-8 this season, and their average scoring margin is -10.8 points per game. They have lost seven straight games away from home, and their record in such games over their last 10 is 1-9. As the favorite, the Hoyas are 7-1 this season.

Against the spread, Georgetown has a record of 11-15 this season. When favored, the Hoyas are just 2-6 vs. the spread. On the road, Georgetown has an ATS mark of 6-3 this year and they are 2-1 vs. the spread in their last three road games.

So far this season, the over/under record for Georgetown is 15-11 and the average scoring total in their games is 148.8 points. Today’s over/under line of 149 is higher than the average OU line in their games (144.3). Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 154 points.

Georgetown’s offense is coming off a strong performance vs. St. John’s, finishing the game with a total of 85 points. Their season average is now 71.5 points per game. The team’s scoring leader is Jayden Epps, who holds an average of 17.7 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Dontrez Styles is averaging 13 points per game this season.

Coming into today’s game, the Georgetown defense is giving up an average of 77.4 points per contest. So far, the Georgetown defense is giving up an average of 9.0 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 11.3 times per game (535th).

Is an Upset Waiting to Happen at Home?

DePaul enters today’s game as a 4.5-point underdog, and they have gone 0-20 this season when not favored. They are coming off a 105-71 loss to Marquette, and they have lost 14 in a row. For the season, they are just 3-23, including a 0-15 mark in Big East play.

At home, the Blue Demons are 3-12 this season, and they have lost six in a row. Over their last 10 games at home, they are just 2-8.

DePaul’s ATS record this season is 8-17-1 and they are just 4-10-1 vs. the spread at home. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Blue Demons have gone 4-6 ATS. At home this year, DePaul’s ATS mark is 3-6-1 in their last 10 games. In their last 3 games at home, the Blue Demons are 0-3 vs. the spread.

This season, the over/under record for DePaul games is 14-12. The average scoring total in their games this year is 146 points, which is slightly lower than the average OU line of 143.9. Today’s over/under line of 149 is higher than the average scoring total in their games this year, but over their last three games, the average scoring total is 163 points. Over their last 10 games, the over/under record is 7-3.

DePaul is fresh off a strong offensive showing, putting up 71 points versus Marquette. This output is higher than their season-average of 64.5 points per game. Da’Sean Nelson is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today’s matchup with an average of 10.1. Meanwhile, Elijah Fisher also brings a PPG average of 10 into the game.

The Blue Demons’ defense is presently ranked 330th nationally, allowing an average of 81.5 points per contest. Against Marquette, the Blue Demons’ defense gave up 105 points and did a good job not fouling. For the game, Marquette only made 4 free-throws.