Providence vs. DePaul - 3/7/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Providence vs. DePaul - 3/7/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports

DePaul Blue Demons (15-15) at Providence Friars (18-12)

College Basketball: Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 6:30 pm (Dunkin' Donuts Center)

The Line: Providence Friars -9.5 -- Over/Under: 138

TV: FS1

The DePaul Blue Demons and Providence Friars meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Dunkin Donuts Center.

The DePaul Blue Demons need a win after losing 10 of their last 12 games. The DePaul Blue Demons are averaging 70.5 points on 41.1 percent shooting and allowing 64.5 points on 37.1 percent shooting. Paul Reed is averaging 15.8 points and 1.9 assists while Charlie Moore is averaging 15.8 points and 2.7 rebounds. Jalen Coleman-Lands is the third double-digit scorer and Jaylen Butz is grabbing 5.9 rebounds. The DePaul Blue Demons are shooting 31.4 percent from beyond the arc and 65.5 percent from the free throw line. The DePaul Blue Demons are allowing 33.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.1 rebounds per game. The DePaul Blue Demons have lost eight straight road games.

The Providence Friars look to build on their five-game winning streak. The Providence Friars are averaging 70.7 points on 41 percent shooting and allowing 66.5 points on 42 percent shooting. Alpha Diallo is averaging 13.6 points and 7.9 rebounds while David Duke is averaging 11.7 points and 4.3 rebounds. Luwane Pipkins is the third double-digit scorer and Nate Watson is grabbing 4.6 rebounds. The Providence Friars are shooting 32.8 percent from beyond the arc and 69 percent from the free throw line. The Providence Friars are allowing 31.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.4 rebounds per game. The Providence Friars have won four straight home games.

The road team is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings. The underdog is 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings.

The DePaul Blue Demons are losing their last five games by an average of 8.4 points while shooting just 41 percent from the field and 26.6 percent from three. The Providence Friars are a profitable 9-6 against the spread at home this season where they win by an average of 13.1 points while allowing 39.9 percent shooting from the field and 30.5 percent shooting from deep. Providence has covered four of its last five at home and its last five games overall. Backing DePaul right now isn't an option. I'll take Providence in a comfortable home victory. 

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Randy’s Pick Providence Friars -9.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.