Connecticut Huskies vs DePaul Blue NCAAB Betting Prediction

Connecticut Huskies vs DePaul Blue Prediction 2/14/2024

The Connecticut Huskies (22-2) travel to face off against the DePaul Blue Demons (3-20) on Wednesday, February 14th. This game will be played at Wintrust Arena in Chicago and televised on CBSS. Connecticut is coming off a win in their previous game, while DePaul is looking to get back on track from a loss to the St. John’s. Tip-off is set for 9:00 ET.

Connecticut Huskies vs DePaul Blue Demons

The Connecticut Huskies Are Coming Off A Win

Connecticut enters this game with a record of 22-2, including a 12-1 mark in Big East play. They have won 12 straight games and are 7-2 on the road this season.

For the year, the Huskies have an average scoring margin of +6.1 points per game on the road. Over their last 10 road games, they are 8-2.

Against the spread, Connecticut has a record of 13-10-1 this season. On the road, the Huskies are 5-3-1 vs. the spread. In their last three road games, UConn is 2-1 ATS, while over their last 10 road games, the Huskies are 6-3-1 vs. the spread. As the favorite, UConn is 13-9-1 vs. the spread this year and they are 5-4-1 in their last 10 games as the favorite.

Today’s over/under line of 142 is right in line with the average over/under line for Connecticut games this season (145.6). So far, 12 of their games have finished with more points than today’s OU line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 and the average scoring total is 142 points.

The DePaul Blue Demons Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

DePaul enters this game as a massive underdog, as they are 0-17 this season when they are not favored. The Blue Demons have lost 11 straight games, and they are 3-20 overall. They are still looking for their first win in Big East play, as they are 0-12.

DePaul has struggled mightily on the road this season, going 0-9 with an average scoring margin of -18.7. Their losing streak away from home is at nine games. At home, the Blue Demons are 3-11 this season, and they have lost five straight games.

DePaul has struggled against the spread this season, going 7-15-1. At home, they are just 4-9-1 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Blue Demons are 4-6 vs. the spread.

DePaul’s over/under record for the season sits at 11-12 and today’s line of 142 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (143.7). In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 with an average scoring total of 137 points compared to the season average of 143.6 points per game.

Connecticut Offense Breakdown

In their latest game, Connecticut’s offense looked good, scoring 89 points against Georgetown. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 61.1% and made 14/24 free throws. Leading the team in scoring was Alex Karaban with 25 points. Stephon Castle also added 17 points for the Huskies.

Cam Spencer (G) 15.2 4.6 3.4
Tristen Newton (G) 15.2 6.6 5.8
Alex Karaban (F) 14.7 5.6 1.5

DePaul Offense Breakdown

DePaul offense recently wrapped up a game with a total of 57 points against St. John’s. In that game, they made 5/17 three-point attempts and achieved a field goal percentage of 38.3%. On the offensive front, the Blue Demons have a season-long field goal percentage of 42%, ranking 339th nationally. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 212nd in terms of percentage and 307th in three-pointers made.

Da’Sean Nelson (F) 10.6 3.8 2.0
Elijah Fisher (G) 9.3 3.7 1.6
Chico Carter Jr. (G) 11.8 2.9 3.7

Connecticut Team Defense

Currently, the Huskies’ defense holds the 20th rank in the nation, allowing 64.1 points per game. Against Georgetown in their most recent game, the Connecticut defense gave up a total of 64 points while allowing Georgetown to hit 39% of their shots.

DePaul Team Defense

Coming into today’s game, the DePaul defense is giving up an average of 79.6 points per contest. DePaul’s three-point defense is currently 222nd in the country at 8.7 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 47.5% of their shots vs. DePaul.

Huskies vs Blue Demons Trends

  • In their last ten games away from home, the Huskies have a straight up record of 8-2 while going 6-3-1 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 76 points per game in these contests.
  • When looking at their past five home matchups, DePaul has an ATS record of 3-2 while averaging 62 per game. The team went 0-5 overall in these games.
  • Spanning across their last three games as the betting underdog, the Blue Demons have gone 0-3 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 0-3.
  • In their last five games as the betting favorite, the Huskies have a strong straight up record of 5-0. In addition, their ATS record was 3-2 in these scenarios.

Huskies vs Blue Demons Prediction

The Blue Demons come in as the underdog at +24, making them our top choice on the point spread. We not only expect them to cover the spread but also believe they have a strong chance of winning the game outright, especially if you’re aiming for a higher moneyline payout.

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 142 and given that our model is projecting 143 points between the teams, we like the over.

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