DePaul Blue Demons (1-1) at Connecticut Huskies (3-1)
College Basketball: Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at 9:00 pm (Harry A. Gampel Pavilion)
The Line: Connecticut Huskies -6.5 -- Over/Under: 145.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The DePaul Blue Demons and UConn Huskies meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the Harry A. Gampel Pavilion.
The DePaul Blue Demons look for a win to get a game above a .500 record. The DePaul Blue Demons are averaging 90.5 points on 53.3 percent shooting and allowing 83.5 points on 40.3 percent shooting. Romeo Weems is averaging 21 points and seven rebounds while Charlie Moore is averaging 20.5 points and 4.5 rebounds. Javon Freeman-Liberty is the third double-digit scorer and Kobe Elvis is grabbing 1.5 rebounds. The DePaul Blue Demons are shooting 45.5 percent from beyond the arc and 71.4 percent from the free throw line. The DePaul Blue Demons are allowing 27.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38 rebounds per game.
The UConn Huskies look for a win to build on their 3-1 record. The UConn Huskies are averaging 76.5 points on 43.1 percent shooting and allowing 66.5 points on 40 percent shooting. James Bouknight is averaging 24 points and 5.8 rebounds while RJ Cole is averaging 11.3 points and 3.3 assists. Isaiah Whaley is grabbing 6.3 rebounds and Jalen Gaffney is dishing two assists. The UConn Huskies are shooting 30.9 percent from beyond the arc and 72 percent from the free throw line. The UConn Huskies are allowing 28.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.3 rebounds per game.
The Blue Demons are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Huskies are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The over is 4-0 in Blue Demons last 4 overall. The over is 8-2 in Huskies last 10 overall. The home team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The favorite is 6-0 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
The DePaul Blue Demons are off to a solid start through two games, and while it's a small sample size, they returned enough production from last year to believe in what they've shown up to this point. The issue here is that UConn has a much larger sample size, has been more consistent defensively and could easily be undefeated with a win over Creighton under its belt. UConn looks like a team heading in the right direction. I'll lay the chalk.