DePaul Blue Demons vs. Butler Bulldogs - 1/5/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Butler Bulldogs (11-3) at DePaul Blue Demons (6-8)
College Basketball: Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Allstate Arena)
The Line: DePaul Blue Demons +7.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The #10 Butler Bulldogs look to climb the national rankings with a win at the DePaul Blue Demons.
The Butler Bulldogs have the #10 ranking for now but not for long as they have dropped back to back contests following an 88-69 rout at Xavier Saturday. The Bulldogs were down ten heading to the locker room were a non factor with the Musketeers nailing 56% of their looks including 10-21 from long range. The Bulldogs fell short in the shooting department at less 39% which was the game in a nutshell. Roosevelt Jones gave Butler 14 points and six helpers with Kellen Dunham tossing in 13 points. Kelan Martin followed with eleven points and seven boards while Tyler Lewis and Andrew Chrabascz netted ten points apiece.
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The DePaul Blue Demons began the season strong but have tailed off the past few weeks as losers in five of six. The Blue Demons come off of a 78-74 loss at Seton Hall as a 10.5 point road dog. DePaul was competitive at the offensive end with almost 47% from the floor but 18 giveaways to a Seton Hall club that was hitting shots at over 49% was not a good thing. Billy Garrett Jr kept the Blue Demons competitive with a contest high 20 points and eight helpers on 6-11 from the field while Myke Henry and Rashaun Stimage tossed in 15 points apiece and snared 14 rebounds.
The under is 7-2-1 in Butler last 10 vs. Big East and the over is 9-3-1 in their last 13 overall while the Bulldogs are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 road games. The under is 6-2 in DePaul last 8 vs. Big East and is 10-4 in their last 14 home games while the Blue Demons are 5-12 ATS in their last 17 games overall. If Butler plays as capable this is their game to win or lose although DePaul is unpredictable at times…