DePaul vs. Stanford - 11/30/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Stanford Cardinal (4-1) at DePaul Blue Demons (2-1)
College Basketball: Sunday, November 30, 2014 at 2:30 pm (Allstate Arena)
The Line: DePaul Blue Demons +8.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Fox Sports 1
The DePaul Blue Demons and the Stanford Cardinal face off on Sunday in college basketball action.
The DePaul Blue Demons are off to a 2-1 start but they are coming off of a loss to Lehigh. DePaul has played the 334th ranked schedule in the nation but it should get increasingly more difficult as the season goes on. DePaul is averaging 75.3 points and they are shooting 44.7 percent from the floor while their opponents are averaging 73 points and their opponents are shooting 45.1 percent. Myke Henry is averaging 16 points and 7.0 rebounds to lead the Blue Demons. Billy Garrett Jr. is averaging 14 points and 4.3 assists, Tommy Hamilton IV is averaging 12.7 points and 7.0 rebounds, and Jamee Crockett is averaging 11 points. DePaul has been looking for that big breakthrough season for quite some time.
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The Stanford Cardinal are 4-1 this season as they rebounded from their 11-point loss to Duke by thrashing Delaware by 37 last time out. Stanford is averaging 78 points and they are shooting 44.6 percent while defensively they are allowing 61.8 points and their opposition shoots 37.7 percent. Chasson Randle leads the Cardinal averaging 18 points per game. Stefan Nastic is averaging 15 points and 8.6 rebounds, Anthony Brown is averaging 13.6 points and 7.6 rebounds, and Rosco Allen is averaging 9.4 points. Stanford projects to play the 75th ranked schedule in the nation this year.
DePaul is 4-1 against the spread against the Pac-12, 5-2 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the spread, and 10-22 against the spread in their last 32 home games. Stanford is 9-3-1 against the spread in their last 13 non-conference games, 1-4 against the spread against the Big East, and 1-5 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread.
Stanford is laying a bundle here on the road but DePaul hasn’t shown they are ready to take it up a level while Stanford may be even more than a level above the Blue Demons.