7DePaul Blue Demons vs. Connecticut Huskies - NCAABB Prediction

DePaul Blue Demons vs Connecticut Prediction 1/2/2024

The DePaul Blue Demons (3-9) travel to face off against the Connecticut Huskies (11-2) on Tuesday, January 2nd. This game will be played at Gampel Pavilion in Storrs and televised on FS1. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 6:30 ET.

DePaul Blue Demons vs Connecticut Huskies

The DePaul Blue Demons Are Coming Off A Win

The DePaul Blue Demons have a record of 3-9, and they have only played road games so far this season. They will be facing Connecticut in their next game. DePaul has a subpar ATS record thus far, sitting below .500 at 3-8-1. Over their last five games, the team is 2-2-1 when it comes to covering the spread.

After 12 games, DePaul has an over/under record of 5-7-0, with their games averaging a combined 142.3 points per game so far. Looking at the Blue Demons’ last three games, their over/under record is 0-3 with their games averaging 120 points per game.

The Connecticut Huskies Are Coming Off A Win

Today, Connecticut will face off against DePaul in their 14th game of the season. So far this year, Connecticut has a record of 11-2. In their previous ten home games, including those from last year, Connecticut has a perfect 10-0 record. As of now, Connecticut’s against the spread record stands at 7-6 heading into today’s matchup. In their last ten games, Connecticut has gone 3-2 vs. the spread.

In 13 games, Connecticut comes in with an over/under mark of 6-7-0, with their games averaging 147.2 points per game. In the Huskies’ last five games, the combined scoring average stands at 146 points per game, accompanied by an over/under record of 2-3.

DePaul Offense Breakdown

The DePaul offense is coming off a game in which they scored 70 points vs. Chicago State. Overall their field goal percentage was 56.5% while connecting on 8 threes. The team’s top scorer is Chico Carter Jr., who enters today’s matchup with an average of 13.5, while Jeremiah Oden also carries a PPG average of 11.8 into the game.

Chico Carter Jr. (G) 13.5 3.4 4.2
Jeremiah Oden (F) 11.8 4.1 1.2
Da’Sean Nelson (F) 10.1 4.5 2.3

Connecticut Offense Breakdown

The Connecticut offense is coming off a game in which they scored 69 points vs. St. John’s. Overall their field goal percentage was 42.9% while connecting on 5 threes. Samson Johnson led the scoring for the Huskies, contributing 16 points. Additionally, Tristen Newton chipped in with 15 points.

Tristen Newton (G) 16.2 6.8 5.6
Cam Spencer (G) 14.8 3.8 3.5
Alex Karaban (F) 14.2 5.9 1.6

DePaul Team Defense

Currently, the Blue Demons’ defense holds the 224th rank in the nation, allowing 75.4 points per game. So far, the DePaul defense is giving up an average of 9.9 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 13.3 times per game (648th).

Connecticut Team Defense

In the current season, the Connecticut defense has excelled, sitting 39th in the nation by allowing 64.2 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Connecticut’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 40.6% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 33.0% this season.

Blue Demons vs Huskies Trends

  • When looking at their past five road matchups, DePaul has an ATS record of 2-3 while averaging 67 per game. The team went 1-4 overall in these games.
  • Although Connecticut has a straight up record of 6-4 in their last ten home games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 6-4. The team averaged 71 points per game in these games.
  • As the betting underdog, the Blue Demons have an ATS mark of just 0-2-1 in their last three games. DePaul posted a straight up mark of 0-3 in these matchups.
  • In their last three games as the betting favorite, the Huskies have a straight up record of 2-1, while going 1-2 against the spread.

Blue Demons vs Huskies Prediction

For a point-spread wager in this Huskies vs. Huskies game, we suggest taking the Huskies at -23.5. Even though our predictions have the Huskies winning 75-68, we see the Blue Demons as the better choice on the point-spread.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 140 and our model has the Blue Demons and Huskies finishing with a combined 143 points. Our pick is to take the over.

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