DePaul vs. Providence - 2/2/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Providence Friars (18-4) at DePaul Blue Demons (7-14)
College Basketball: Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Allstate Arena)
The Line: DePaul Blue Demons +6 -- Over/Under: 137 See the Latest Odds
The DePaul Blue Demons and the Providence Friars face off on Tuesday in Big East college basketball action.
The DePaul Blue Demons are 7-14 this season and they have lost eight of their last nine games. DePaul is averaging 68.3 points per game and they are shooting 44.8 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 73 points and their opponents are shooting 42.6 percent. Myke Henry leads the Blue Demons averaging 14 points and 6.0 rebounds per game. Billy Garrett Jr. is averaging 13.7 points per game, Tommy Hamilton IV is averaging 9.5 points and 6.3 rebounds, and Eli Cain is averaging 8.5 points. DePaul is 3-6 at home and 11-8 in the Big East.
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The Providence Friars are 1804 this season and they have won three of their last four games. Providence is averaging 74.1 points per game and they are shooting 42.8 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 67.5 points and their opponents are shooting 42.9 percent. Ben Bentil leads the Friars averaging 20.3 points and 8.1 rebounds per game. Kris Dunn is averaging 17.4 points, 6.1 rebounds, and 6.9 assists, Rodney Bullock is averaging 12.3 points and 7.3 rebounds, and Jalen Lindsey is averaging 6.5 points. Providence is 6-0 on the road and 6-3 in the Big East.
DePaul is 3-11 against the spread in their last 14 home games, 1-4-1 against the spread against the Big East, and 4-10 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread. Providence is 20-7 against the spread in their last 27 road games, 7-3 against the spread in their last 10 games, and 8-3 against the spread against the Big East. The road team has covered the point spread in seven of the last 10 meetings of there two.
The total is set at 140 but the over is the play and it should be an issue.