DePaul Blue Demons (1-0) at Providence Friars (5-3)
College Basketball: Sunday, December 27, 2020 at 4:30 pm (Alumni Hall)
The Line: Providence Friars -6 -- Over/Under: 145.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The DePaul Blue Demons and Providence Friars meet Sunday in college basketball action at the Alumni Hall.
The DePaul Blue Demons look for another win after beating Western Illinois in their season opener. The DePaul Blue Demons are averaging 91 points on 59 percent shooting and allowing 72 points on 38 percent shooting. Charlie Moore is averaging 22 points and four rebounds while Javon Freeman-Liberty is averaging 19 points and eight rebounds. Nick Ongenda is the third double-digit scorer and Kobe Elvis is grabbing two rebounds. The DePaul Blue Demons are shooting 50 percent from beyond the arc and 69.2 percent from the free throw line. The DePaul Blue Demons are allowing 29 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38 rebounds per game.
The Providence Friars look for another win after winning four of their last six games. The Providence Friars are averaging 73.9 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allowing 71.1 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Nate Watson is averaging 19.3 points and 6.1 rebounds while David Duke is averaging 19.1 points and 5.6 rebounds. AJ Reeves is grabbing 2.8 rebounds and Jared Bynum is dishing 4.6 assists. The Providence Friars are shooting 25.9 percent from beyond the arc and 72.9 percent from the free throw line. The Providence Friars are allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32 rebounds per game.
The Blue Demons are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Sunday games. The Friars are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 Sunday games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The over is 7-3 in Blue Demons last 10 overall. The over is 5-0 in Friars last 5 overall. The underdog is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings. The road team is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
The DePaul Blue Demons need a larger sample size in order to get a proper feel for this club, but they looked great in their season opener and we know they returned enough production from a year ago to assume they can be a factor in the Big East this season. The Providence Friars have obviously proven more up to this point and should be the favorite, but they've also struggled at times defensively and don't have the best covering success. DePaul can put up a fight here. I'll take a shot with the points.