Against the Spread Pick
The DePaul Blue Demons do not win often–in fact, they have won only two of their last 15 games. But there is at least some good news, because one of those victories came against none other than the Butler Bulldogs. These two Big East rivals faced each other back on Jan. 18 and the Blue Demons benefited from home-court advantage to the tune of a 79-66 rout of then-No. 5 Butler. It is safe to say that the Bulldogs are no longer ranked fifth in the nation. They have lost six more times since then, including three in a row heading into Saturday’s contest. Only two players are averaging in double-figures for Butler, none more than 15.8 ppg (Kamar Baldwin). The Bulldogs are 1-5-1 ATS in their last seven overall, 0-5-1 ATS in their last six at home, 1-4 ATS in their last five at home against opponents with losing road records, and 1-6-1 ATS in their last eight following a loss. Eight points should be enough for the BLUE DEMONS.
Over Under Pick
DePaul had no trouble scoring in the previous head-to-head matchup. Paul Reed put up 23 points and he has reached double-figures in six of the past seven outings going into this weekend. Four DePaul players are averaging in double-figures this season. The over is 4-1 in the Blue Demons’ last five overall and 4-0 in their last four as underdogs. It is also 5-2 in the Bulldogs’ last seven following a loss and 6-2 in their last eight as favorites. Expect this one to go OVER the total.