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Villanova Wildcats vs. DePaul Blue Demons - 1/10/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

DePaul Blue Demons (9-7) at Villanova Wildcats (14-1)

College Basketball: Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 4:00 pm (Villanova Pavilion)

The Line: Villanova Wildcats -24 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds


The DePaul Blue Demons face a huge challenge in the #8 Villanova Wildcats at The Pavilion in Big East action.

So far the DePaul Blue Demons are staying afloat with great scoring and a shaky defense with 73 points scored and allowed which has them staring at a 9-7 record. The Blue Demons might have a bit of momentum going with three consecutive victories after defeating Creighton 70-60 on the road Wednesday as a ten point dog. DePaul jumped to a 14 point lead after 20 minutes and the Bluejays never got going. The Blue Demons were stout defensively with 35% shooting allowed whil countering at 43% with a few fore free throws to secure the win. Forrest Robinson nailed 6-9 from long range on his way to a 20 point effortwhile hauling in nine rebounds. Myke Henry mustered eleven points and five yanks while Jamee Crockett and Billy Garrett Jr. netted nine points each.

Villanova Wildcats vs. DePaul Blue Demons - 1/10/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction


It's tough to compete with the scoring and defense of the Villanova Wildcats when both are at the top of their game. The Wildcats have been outscoring the opposition 77-60 against good competition which is why they are 14-1. Nova rebounded from their lone defeat at Seton Hall to pound a decent St John's club 90-72 on the road Tuesday behind a 56-37 second half run to erase a one point deficit. Even though the Red Storm shot a solid 48% it paled compared to the Wildcats 55.7% marksmanship including a 10-23 mark from beyond the arc. Darrun Hilliard led four double digit scorers with 21 points followed by a 15 point, nine board performance by Dylan Ennis. Daniel Ochefu and Ryan Arcidiacono contributed 13 and nine points with Ochefu snagging 13 rebounds while Arcidiacono posted ten assists.

The Blue Demons are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a S.U. win and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Big East. DePaul are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600 and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games. Villanova Wildcats are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS win and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 vs. Big East. Villanova are 22-8 ATS in their last 30 home games and 16-6 ATS in their last 22 Saturday games. I'll start by saying that Villanova covers if they want and wins big in any case but not a game for me...

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