Providence vs. Depaul Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 1/21/23

Providence vs. Depaul Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 1/21/23 player photo
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The Depaul Blue Demons and the Providence Friars meet in college basketball action from the Amica Mutual Pavilion on Saturday afternoon. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.


Providence comes into this game as a 10-point home favorite, with a ML of -550 attached. The total for this game is set at 147.5 points.


Jalen Terry is listed as doubtful for this game for Depaul with an illness while Ahamad Bynum is out indefinitely because of a suspension. Jared Bynum is questionable for Providence in this game with an abdominal injury

Matchup history

Providence has won the last three meetings with Depaul, including a 74-59 win over the Blue Demons on January 1st, 2023.


Depaul is 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games overall and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 road games while the under is 5-1 in their last 6 games following an ATS win. Providence is 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games overall and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games while the over is 8-3 in their last 11 home games against a team with a road winning percentage below .400.


I get the case to be made for either side in this game, but I’m backing the Blue Demons and the points here. Providence should rightfully be favored and they kicked Depaul’s butt in the first meeting. However, the road team has covered the last 6 meetings between the two and the underdog is 10-4 in the last 14 meetings between these two teams. Depaul’s also being outscored by just 3.2 PPG in their last 5 games while Providence is outscoring their opponents by just 3.2 PPG in their last 5. I think this could be an 8-9 point win for the Friars with Depaul sneaking in the backdoor at the end, so give me Depaul and the points here.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick:Depaul +10