Last Updated: 2019-04-03
The College Basketball Invitational meeting between the DePaul Blue Demons (18-16) and the South Florida Bulls (23-13) will be played at McGrath-Phillips Arena. DePaul is a 4.5-point favorite on the opening line, while the Over/Under (O/U) for the game opened at 146.5 points. Action gets underway at 8 p.m. ET on Wednesday, April 3, 2019, and it can be seen on ESPNU.
South Florida Bulls at DePaul Blue Demons Odds Preview
These teams have already met once this season. The Bulls won 63-61. The Bulls’ 27.8 offensive rebounding percentage was their largest strength over the Blue Demons, who had a mark of 20.0. Collins was the game’s top overall scorer with 23 points.
Of South Florida’s 35 games with betting action, 18 have finished under the projected point total, while 20 of DePaul’s 34 games have finished over the projected point total. The Bulls hold a substantial advantage in terms of straight up (SU) and against the spread (ATS) records. They are 23-13 SU and 21-13-1 ATS, while the Blue Demons are 18-16 SU and 15-18-1 ATS.
It could be a mistake-prone game for the DePaul offense. DePaul ranks 221st in the NCAA in ball protection (turnover percentage of 19.2 percent), while the disruptive defense of South Florida forces the 24th-most turnovers in the NCAA (22.4 percent). Furthermore, the Bulls rank seventh in offensive rebounding percentage (37.3 percent), while the Blue Demons rank 38th in defensive rebounding percentage (75.3 percent).
South Florida at DePaul Odds Prediction
Free Prediction: SU Winner – Depaul, ATS Winner – DePaul, O/U – Over
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The Blue Demons average 14.4 assists per game, which ranks 82nd in the country. The Bulls rank 155th in assists allowed per game (13.1).
South Florida ranks 27th in rebounds per game (38.9) while DePaul ranks 68th (37.4).
On the road, South Florida is 9-3-1 ATS with 7 overs and 6 unders.
At home, DePaul is 10-11 ATS with 14 overs and 7 unders.
South Florida ranks 54th in three pointers allowed per game (19.9) while DePaul ranks 277th (25.4).
The Bulls rank 24th in steals per game (8.1) while the Blue Demons rank 185th in steals allowed per game (6.7).
DePaul ranks 96th in blocks allowed per game (3.1) while South Florida ranks 228th (4.4).
DePaul is 1-4 ATS with 4 overs and 1 under in its last five games.
Across its last five outings, South Florida is 3-2 ATS with 3 unders and 2 overs.
The Blue Demons’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 3.4, up from 2.3 for the season.
During their last five games, the Bulls have scored an average of 68.0 points per game (1.7 below their season average) and allowed an average of 64.8 points per game (0.3 above their season average).