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DePaul vs Villanova 1/10/23 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

Villanova Wildcats (8-8) vs. DePaul Blue Demons (7-9)
January 10, 2023 9:00 pm EDT
The Line: DePaul Blue Demons +6.5 / Villanova Wildcats -6.5; Over/Under: +142
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The Villanova Wildcats and DePaul Blue Demons meet Tuesday in college basketball action at the Wintrust Arena. The Villanova Wildcats look to get above a .500 record. The DePaul Blue Demons look for their eighth win.

The Villanova Wildcats are averaging 71.5 points on 43.6 percent shooting and allowing 68.3 points on 43.5 percent shooting. Caleb Daniels is averaging 16.7 points and 5 rebounds, while Eric Dixon is averaging 15.8 points and 6.3 rebounds. Cam Whitmore is the third double-digit scorer and Brandon Slater is dishing 1.6 assists. The Villanova Wildcats are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 85.7 percent from the free throw line. The Villanova Wildcats are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.6 rebounds per game.

The DePaul Blue Demons are averaging 71.8 points on 41.3 percent shooting and allowing 75.6 points on 45.1 percent shooting. Javan Johnson is averaging 15.9 points and 4.8 rebounds, while Umoja Gibson is averaging 15.5 points and 2.8 rebounds. Eral Penn is the third double-digit scorer and Da’Sean Nelson is grabbing 5.3 rebounds. The DePaul Blue Demons are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 78.9 percent from the free throw line. The DePaul Blue Demons are allowing 36.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.2 rebounds per game.

The Wildcats are 12-5-1 ATS in their last 18 Tuesday games. The Blue Demons are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Tuesday games. The over is 8-3 in Wildcats last 11 road games. The over is 19-7 in Blue Demons last 26 home games. The road team is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings. The favorite is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

This isn’t the best Villanova Wildcats team we’ve seen over the years, but they’re still more than capable of beating up on the teams they’re supposed to beat up on. The DePaul Blue Demons are in rough form right now, which includes losing their last 5 games by an average of 13.8 points, and they lose as underdogs by an average of 13.3 points. DePaul has serious issues scoring right now. It’s Villanova or pass for me.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Villanova Wildcats -6.5

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