DePaul vs. Xavier - 1/30/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Xavier Musketeers (18-2) at DePaul Blue Demons (7-13)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 2:00 pm (Allstate Arena)
The Line: DePaul Blue Demons +10.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: CBS Sports Network
The Xavier Musketeers and DePaul Blue Demons meet Saturday at the Allstate Arena.
The Xavier Musketeers look to build on their impressive 18-2 record this year. The Xavier Musketeers are averaging 79.6 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 67.4 points on 40.1 percent shooting. Trevon Bluiett is averaging 15.4 points and 6.6 rebounds while Myles Davis is averaging 11 points and 3.8 assists. James Farr is grabbing 9.1 rebounds and J.P. Macura is dishing 2.1 assists. The Xavier Musketeers are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 73.9 percent from the free throw line. The Musketeers are allowing 30.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.6 rebounds per game. The Xavier Musketeers have won nine of their last 12 road games.
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The DePaul Blue Demons need a win after losing five of their last six games. The DePaul Blue Demons are averaging 68.5 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 72.4 points on 42.3 percent shooting. Myke Henry is averaging 14.3 points and 6.3 rebounds while Billy Garrett Jr. is averaging 13.5 points and 3.9 assists. Tommy Hamilton IV is grabbing 6.3 rebounds and Eli Cain is dishing 1.6 assists. The DePaul Blue Demons are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 68.4 percent from the free throw line. The Blue Demons are allowing 35.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35 rebounds per game. The DePaul Blue Demons have lost 10 of their last 15 home games.
The Musketeers are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 road games and 12-4 ATS in their last 16 games overall. The Blue Demons are 3-10 ATS in their last 13 home games and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Musketeers are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
Xavier just crushed DePaul by 20 points a couple of weeks ago and is head and shoulders the better team here. Double digit points with the home team sounds interesting, but the Musketeers are just too good on both sides not to win this in another blowout.