Villanova Wildcats vs. DePaul Blue Demons - 1/14/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds & Prediction

Villanova Wildcats vs. DePaul Blue Demons - 1/14/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds & Prediction Photo by

DePaul Blue Demons at Villanova Wildcats

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 8:30 PM (The William B. Finneran Pavilion)

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The DePaul Blue Demons are on the road for a matchup with the 16th ranked Villanova Wildcats.  The Blue Demons are (12-4), coming off a 74-67 loss to St. John's.  The Wildcats are (12-3), after upending Georgetown, 80-66.

In the Blue Demons loss to St. John's, DePaul was guided on offense by Jaylen Butz.  Butz was 6 of 6 from the floor, hitting 5 foul shots, recording 17 points.  DePaul shot 48% from the floor and 20% from 3-point range.  DePaul had a hard time protecting the rock, as the Blue Demons committed 19 turnovers. The 19 turnovers allowed St. John's to take 12 more shots from the floor.

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In the Wildcats win over Georgetown, Villanova was led on offense by Saddiq Bey.  Bey was 10 of 15 from the floor, making 5 foul shots, recording 33 points.  The Wildcats shot 47% from the floor and 52% from 3-point range.  Villanova out rebounded Georgetown, 36 to 30.  The Wildcats led by 3 points at the half, but used a strong 2nd half to pull away.  

Recent Betting Trends:

Blue Demons are 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.

Blue Demons are 4-1 SU in their last 5 road games.

The over is 4-2 in Blue Demons last 6 games.

Wildcats are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.

Wildcats are 8-1 SU in their last 9 games.

The under is 5-0 in Wildcats last 5 games.

The Blue Demons since starting the season 12-1, have lost their last 3 and are 0-3 in Big East play.  It will not get any easier for the Blue Demons, facing a Wildcats team that is 7-0 at home.  Villanova has won 8 of their last 9 games.  Villanova has won the last 10 meeting against DePaul.  With the Blue Demons still searching for that first conference win, I'll take Villanova at home.  Final score prediction, Villanova will win and cover,  77-64.

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Chris’s Pick VILLANOVA WILDCATS -10.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.