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Villanova vs DePaul Basketball Picks 3-13-24

DePaul Blue Demons (3-28) vs. Villanova Wildcats (17-14)
March 13, 2024 9:00 pm EDT
The Line: Villanova Wildcats -22.5; Over/Under: +136.5
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In this article we will formulate a DePaul vs Villanova betting prediction for this college basketball game on Wednesday, March 13th at Madison Square Garden in New York. To formulate this prediction, we will examine:

  • The DePaul recent form and recent player performance 
  • The Villanova recent form and recent play performance
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving DePaul
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Villanova
  • Recent betting trends in games played between DePaul and Villanova
  • A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for Today’s Game between DePaul and Villanova

DePaul Preview

The DePaul Blue Demons are 3-28 (0-20) this season after they lost to Seton Hall by a score of 86-62 in their last game. DePaul trailed 35-26 at halftime and allowed 51 second half points in the blowout loss. The Blue Demons shot 43.8% from the field and were -11 in rebounding margin in the game. DePaul only has three wins on the season, which came against South Dakota, Louisville, and Chicago State. The Blue Demons are scoring 65 points per game with 29.5 rebounds per game and 12.2 assists per game, while allowing 82.5 points against per game this year. Chico Carter Jr. is averaging 11.3 points per game, 2.9 rebounds per game, and 3.7 assists per game. DePaul is shooting 42.5% from the field, 73.3% on free throws, and 33.6% on three pointers this season.

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Villanova Preview

The Villanova Wildcats are 17-14 (10-10) this year after they lost to Creighton by a score of 69-67 in their last game. Villanova trailed 40-29 at halftime, but did out score Creighton 38-29 in the second half in the close loss. The Wildcats shot 46.6% from the field and were -5 in rebounding margin in the game. Villanova lost to Seton Hall by a score of 66-56 in the game prior to Creighton, but did beat Providence and Georgetown before that. The Wildcats are scoring 71.1 points per game with 34.7 rebounds per game and 12.7 assists per game, while giving up 65.6 points against per game this season. Eric Dixon is averaging 16.3 points per game, 6.1 rebounds per game, and 1.7 assists per game. Villanova is shooting 42.8% from the field, 81.9% on free throws, and 34.4% on three pointers this year. 

DePaul vs Villanova Betting Prediction

DePaul comes into this game with one of the worst records in the country and they are just looking to get to the end of the season. The Blue Demons are allowing 82.5 points against per game on defense and are only scoring 65 points per game on offense. Villanova is on the NCAA Tournament bubble, so they need to win this game easily and get ready for Thursday’s game. The Wildcats have been very inconsistent this season, but their defense will be the difference in this game. Villanova won the first two meetings with DePaul by scores of 84-48 and 94-69. I don’t think it is a good idea to back this DePaul team, so I will lay the massive number with Villanova. 

David Racey's Free Pick: Villanova -22.5

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David Racey

David started writing about sports in 2015, but sports has been his passion for as long as he can remember. David spends most of his free time watching pretty much anything sports related from Baseball to Tennis and everything in between. David likes to analyze statistics and recent results to form an unbiased opinion on whatever game he is breaking down. Follow David on Twitter at @itsyerboi41

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