UConn vs DePaul Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Wednesday, March 1, 2023

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The DePaul Blue Demons (9-20, 3-15 Big East) will try to end an 11-game road losing streak when visiting the UConn Huskies (22-7, 11-7 Big East) on Wednesday, March 1, 2023 at XL Center, airing at 7:00 PM ET on CBS Sports Network.

The Huskies are currently massive 17.5-point favorites against the Blue Demons. The over/under is 147.5 points for the matchup.

UConn vs. DePaul Odds

Point Spread for UConn vs. DePaul

The spread for this matchup is set at 17.5 points, with bookmakers listing UConn as the favorite.

UConn vs. DePaul Moneyline

As for the moneyline, UConn has -2242 odds to pick up the win, while DePaul is listed at +1088 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 147.5 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Wednesday, March 1, 2023
  • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: CBS Sports Network
  • Location: Hartford, Connecticut
  • Arena: XL Center

UConn vs. DePaul Betting Trends

Against the spread, UConn is 17-11-0 this season. The Huskies have come away with 18 wins in the 24 contests they have been listed as the favorites in this season. UConn has hit the over in 62.1% of its opportunities this year (18 times in 29 games with a set point total).

Against the spread, DePaul is 11-16-2 this season. The Blue Demons have gone 3-17 in games they were listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 15% of those games). DePaul’s games this season have hit the over on 14 of 29 set point totals (48.3%).

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UConn vs. DePaul Key Players to Watch

UConn

Adama Sanogo puts up 16.9 points and 7.2 rebounds per game — both team highs. He is also putting up 1.3 assists, shooting 58.7% from the field. Jordan Hawkins is posting 16.6 points, 1.4 assists and 4 rebounds per game. Tristen Newton posts a team-high 4.5 assists per game. He is also putting up 10 points and 4.2 rebounds, shooting 37.1% from the floor and 34.4% from beyond the arc with 1.1 made 3-pointers per contest. Andre Jackson posts 6.5 points, 6.3 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game. Defensively, he puts up 1.1 steals and 0.6 blocked shots.

DePaul

Javan Johnson gets the Blue Demons 14.3 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game. He also delivers 0.8 steals and 0.9 blocked shots. Eral Penn leads the Blue Demons in rebounding (7.2 per game), and averages 8.8 points and 0.7 assists. He also averages 0.7 steals and 1 block. Da’Sean Nelson gives the Blue Demons 10.5 points, 5.1 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game. He also averages 0.8 steals and 0.8 blocked shots.

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What you need to know about the UConn Huskies

UConn has compiled an 8-10-0 ATS record in conference play so far this year. This year, the Huskies are putting up 78.9 points per game (29th-ranked in college basketball) and ceding 65.2 points per contest (48th-ranked). When it comes to rebounding, things are clicking for UConn, who is grabbing 36.2 rebounds per game (12th-best in college basketball) and allowing 26.6 boards per contest (eighth-best).

The Huskies are putting up 83 points per game when playing at home. Away from home, they are averaging 70 points per contest. With 8.9 treys per game, UConn ranks 40th in college basketball. It owns a 35.6% shooting percentage from downtown, which ranks 102nd in college basketball. In terms of defending three-pointers, things are clicking for the Huskies, who are allowing 4.6 treys per game (second-best in college basketball) and a 29.8% shooting percentage from beyond the arc (16th-best).

The Huskies have a 6-4 record against the spread while finishing 7-3 overall in their past 10 contests. UConn has gone over the total in six of its past 10 outings. On the offensive side of the ball, UConn has struggled over its last 10 games, scoring 77.5 points per contest over that span as opposed to the 78.9 it has racked up over the course of this year. UConn’s points-allowed average over its last 10 games (68.1) is 2.9 more points per game than the team is allowing over the entire season (65.2).

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What you need to know about the DePaul Blue Demons

DePaul has covered six times in 18 chances against the spread in conference play this season. Offensively the Blue Demons are the 185th-ranked team in the nation (71.4 points per game). On defense they are 21st-worst (76.7 points allowed per game). On the boards, DePaul is 277th in college basketball in rebounds (30 per game). It is 0-worst in rebounds allowed (35.9 per game).

At home, the Blue Demons average 75.8 points per game. On the road, they average 66.9. In 2022-23, DePaul is 68th in college basketball in 3-point makes (8.4 per game) and 74th in 3-point percentage (36.2%). In 2022-23, the Blue Demons are 185th in the country in 3-pointers conceded (7.2 per game) and 224th in defensive 3-point percentage (34.4%).

Over their last 10 games, the Blue Demons have two wins against the spread, and are 0-10 overall. In its past 10 contests, DePaul has gone over the total six times. Over its last 10 games, DePaul is putting up 70.7 points per contest, 0.7 fewer points than its season average (71.4). The Blue Demons have played worse defensively over their past 10 games, allowing 80.8 points per contest, 4.1 more points their than season average of 76.7.

UConn vs. DePaul Prediction & Pick

Our prediction to win this contest is UConn, and we predict that DePaul will cover the spread (UConn -17.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 147.5 points.

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How to bet UConn vs. DePaul

You can bet on UConn vs. DePaul at every legal online sportsbook. For more college basketball odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals, check out the latest NCAA lines as well as our guide to the best college basketball betting sites.

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WRITTEN BY

Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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