Betting on today’s Musketeers and Blue Demons game? Catch the action at Wintrust Arena in Chicago, IL, as the Blue Demons hosts this showdown at 9:30 ET on FS1. Xavier is favored by -13.5 in this Big East conference contest against DePaul. The game’s over/under currently sits at 151 points.
XAVIER MUSKETEERS VS DEPAUL BLUE DEMONS BETTING PICK
The Pick: DePaul Blue Demons +13.5
This game will be played at Wintrust Arena at 9:30 ET on Saturday, February 3rd.
WHY BET THE DEPAUL BLUE DEMONS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-68 in favor of the Blue Demons.
- Not only will DePaul pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +13.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 151 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.
Can the Musketeers Pull Out the Win as Road Favorites?
Heading into their matchup with DePaul, Xavier has an 11-10 record, including a 5-5 mark in Big East play. On the road, the Musketeers are just 2-6 compared to a 9-4 record at home.
So far this season, Xavier has been favored in 12 of their 21 games, going 9-3 in those matchups. In their last game, the Musketeers beat St. John’s by a score of 88-77.
As the favorite, Xavier has gone 7-5 vs. the spread this season and is 13-7-1 overall. On the road, the Musketeers have an ATS mark of 5-3 this year and are 2-1 vs. the spread in their last three road games.
This season, the over/under record for Xavier’s games sits at 12-9. So far, the average over/under line in their games is 148.3 and the average score is 149.6. Currently, their average margin versus the over/under line is 1.3 points. Today’s over/under line of 151 is higher than the average OU line in their games this year and over their last three games, the average scoring total is 161 points.
Xavier finished with 88 points in their game against St. John’s. This total surpasses their season-average of 76.3 points per game. In terms of three-point shooting, the Musketeers offense has been good from outside, hitting 35% of their three-pointers on an average of 20 attempts per game. Their overall field goal percentage is currently 43%.
Coming into today’s game, the Xavier defense is giving up an average of 73.2 points per contest. So far, the Xavier defense is giving up an average of 10.2 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 11.4 times per game (530th).
Will the Blue Demons Pull Through as the Home Underdog?
DePaul enters this game as a 13.5-point underdog, and they are 0-15 this season when they are the underdog. They are also 0-10 in Big East games, and they have lost nine straight games overall.
At home, the Blue Demons are just 3-10 this season, and they have lost their last four games. Over their last 10 games at home, they have gone just 2-8.
DePaul’s ATS record this season is currently 7-13-1, including a 4-8-1 mark at home. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Blue Demons are just 4-6 vs. the spread. At home this year, DePaul is 3-6-1 ATS.
DePaul’s over/under record sits at 10-11 this season and today’s line of 151 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (143.2). So far, 14 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 139 points compared to their season average of 142.9 points per game.
In their most recent game, the DePaul offense concluded with only 39 points against Seton Hall. Throughout the game, they made 3/20 three-point attempts and had a field goal percentage of 22%. The top scorer for the Blue Demons was Da’Sean Nelson with 11 points, while Jalen Terry also chipped in with 8 points.
Coming into today’s game, the DePaul defense is giving up an average of 78.7 points per contest. Against Seton Hall in their most recent game, the DePaul defense gave up a total of 72 points while allowing Seton Hall to hit 22% of their shots.