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DePaul vs. Longwood - 3/25/19 CBI College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Longwood vs. DePaul
Date & Time Monday March 25, 2019, 8:00 PM (EDT)
Location
McGrath-Phillips Arena
Chicago, Illinois
The Line
The Line: DePaul -15 -- Over/Under: 156
TV Channel
NBC Sports Chicago Plus
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The Longwood Lancers and DePaul Blue Demons meet Monday in the quarterfinal of the college basketball CBI Tournament at the McGrath-Phillips Arena.

The Longwood Lancers look to advance to the semifinals after smoking Southern Miss in the first round. The Longwood Lancers are averaging 69.5 points on 43.2 percent shooting and allowing 71.1 points on 41.5 percent shooting. Isaiah Walton is averaging 17.8 points and 2.1 assists while Shabooty Phillips is averaging 13.8 points and 4.7 rebounds. Jaylon Wilson is the third double-digit scorer and JaShaun Smith is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The Longwood Lancers are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 74 percent from the free throw line. The Longwood Lancers are allowing 33.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.3 rebounds per game. The Longwood Lancers have lost six of their last seven road games.

The DePaul Blue Demons look for another win after beating up on Central Michigan, which included 100 points scored. The DePaul Blue Demons are averaging 77.6 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 75.5 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Max Strus is averaging 19.3 points and 2.4 assists while Eli Cain is averaging 13.4 points and 3.2 rebounds. Femi Olujobi is the third double-digit scorer and Devin Gage is dishing 4.1 assists. The DePaul Blue Demons are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 71.7 percent from the free throw line. The DePaul Blue Demons are allowing 36.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.6 rebounds per game. The DePaul Blue Demons have won their last three home games.

The Lancers are 10-1 ATS in their last 11 non-conference games, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS win and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games. The Blue Demons are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS win, 11-26-3 ATS in their last 40 games following a straight up win and 3-13-1 ATS in their last 17 Monday games. The over is 5-0 in Blue Demons last 5 overall. The over is 7-3-1 in Lancers last 11 overall.

The Longwood Lancers beat the snot out of Southern Miss, which was impressive, but they entered this tournament in horrible form and weren't playing a lick of defense. I'm not sure how much one victory changes the outlook of these Lancers. The DePaul Blue Demons just scored 100 points in their last game, and they're shooting 49.4 percent from the field, 40.2 percent from three and winning their last five games by an average of 6.8 points. With the way DePaul is lighting it up offensively lately and Longwood's struggles defensively, this has the ability to get ugly. I'm going to take the Blue Demons in a comfortable home victory. 

Pick:
DePaul -15

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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