DePaul vs. Colorado - 12/22/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Colorado Buffaloes (6-3) at DePaul Blue Demons (6-4)
College Basketball: Monday, December 22, 2014 at 5:00 pm (Stan Sheriff Center)
The Line: DePaul Blue Demons +8.5 -- Over/Under: 142 See the Latest Odds
The Colorado Buffaloes and the DePaul Blue Demons face off on Monday in Honolulu is college basketball’s Diamond Head Classic.
The Colorado Buffaloes are 6-3 this season and are coming off of a win that ended a two game losing skid. Colorado is averaging 69.1 points and they are shooting 46.5 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 60 points and their opponents are shooting 39.3 percent. Josh Hart leads the Buffaloes averaging 5.4 points ad 8.4 rebounds per game. Askia Booker is averaging 14 points, Xavier Johnson is averaging 13.1 points and 5.1 rebounds, and Wesley Gordon is averaging 7.4 points and 6.4 rebounds. CU hasn’t played a neutral site game but they are 0-2 on the road this season.
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The DePaul Blue Demons are 6-4 this season and they have lost their last three games in a row. DePaul is averaging 75.7 points and they are shooting 47.6 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 72.8 points and their opponents are shooting 45.4 percent. Myke Henry leads the Blue Demons averaging 16.2 points and 6.2 rebounds per game. Jamee Crocket is averaging 13.4 points, Tommy Hamilton is averaging 12.9 points and 7.3 rebounds, and Billy Garrett Jr. is averaging 12.3 points. DePaul is 1-2 away from home this season.
Colorado is 2-6-1 against the spread in their last nine neutral site games, 1-4 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the spread, and 1-4 against the spread after coring more than 90 points in their previous game. DePaul is 5-2 against the spread against the Pac-12, 1-7 against the spread in their last eight neutral site games, and 1-7 against the spread following a loss by 20 or more points.
With the total set at 142 I still like the over..