The DePaul Blue Demons (9-13, 3-8 Big East) will attempt to halt a three-game losing streak when hosting the UConn Huskies (16-6, 5-6 Big East) at 8:00 PM ET on Tuesday, January 31, 2023 at Wintrust Arena.
Tuesday’s matchup between the Huskies and the Blue Demons features the Huskies as substantial 11-point favorites. The matchup has a point total of 145.5.
UConn vs. DePaul Odds
Point Spread for UConn vs. DePaul
The spread for this matchup is set at 11 points, with oddsmakers listing UConn as the favorite.
UConn vs. DePaul Moneyline
As for the moneyline, UConn has -616 odds to pick up the win, while DePaul is listed at +441 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 145.5 points.
Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Tuesday, January 31, 2023
- Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
- Location: Chicago, Illinois
- Arena: Wintrust Arena
UConn vs. DePaul Betting Trends
Against the spread, UConn is 12-9-0 this year. The Huskies have won in 12, or 66.7%, of the 18 contests they have been named as odds-on favorites in this year. UConn’s games this year have hit the over 63.6% of the time (14 out of 22 games with a set point total).
Against the spread, DePaul is 9-11-2 this year. The Blue Demons have won three of the 14 games they were the underdog on the moneyline this season (21.4%). DePaul’s games this year have hit the over on 10 of 22 set point totals (45.5%).
UConn vs. DePaul Key Players to Watch
Adama Sanogo posts 16.9 points and 7.2 rebounds per game — both team highs. He is also averaging 1.4 assists, shooting 58.6% from the floor. Jordan Hawkins posts 16.1 points, 3.9 rebounds and 1.5 assists per contest, shooting 41.5% from the floor and 39.6% from beyond the arc with 3.0 made 3-pointers per game. Tristen Newton averages 9.8 points, 4.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game. Defensively, he posts 1.0 steal and 0.3 blocked shots. Donovan Clingan is averaging 8.2 points, 0.4 assists and 6.1 rebounds per contest.
Javan Johnson is putting up 14.9 points, 4.7 rebounds and 2.2 assists per contest, making 42.4% of his shots from the field and 39.6% from 3-point range, with 2.4 triples per contest. Eral Penn is averaging a team-high 7.4 rebounds per game. And he is delivering 9.5 points and 0.8 assists, making 47.3% of his shots from the field. The Blue Demons get 10.4 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game from Da’Sean Nelson.
What you need to know about the UConn Huskies
UConn has put together a 3-8-0 conference record against the spread this season. The Huskies are posting 79.3 points per game (30th-ranked in college basketball) this year, while allowing 64.4 points per contest (50th-ranked). With 27.5 rebounds allowed per game, UConn ranks 17th-best in college basketball. It ranks 28th in college basketball by grabbing 35.9 boards per contest.
The Huskies are putting up 83.8 points per game at home. In away games, they are averaging 69.8 points per contest. UConn is sinking 9.1 three-pointers per game (28th-ranked in college basketball) this year, while owning a 35.3% three-point percentage (114th-ranked). In terms of defending three-pointers, things are clicking for the Huskies, who are ceding 4.3 threes per game (second-best in college basketball) and a 28.3% shooting percentage from beyond the arc (ninth-best).
The Huskies have covered the spread twice, and are 4-6 overall, over their last 10 contests. UConn has gone over the total in seven of its last 10 contests. UConn’s offense has been worse over its last 10 games, scoring 74.2 points a contest compared to the 79.3 it has averaged this year. UConn’s defense has been more porous lately, as the team has given up 72.7 points per game over its past 10 compared to the 64.4 points per game its opponents are averaging on the season.
What you need to know about the DePaul Blue Demons
DePaul has won four games against the spread this season in conference play, while failing to cover or pushing seven times. The Blue Demons are 181st in college basketball in points scored (71.5 per game) and 326th in points conceded (75.5). In 2022-23, DePaul is 298th in the nation in rebounds (29.6 per game) and fourth-worst in rebounds allowed (35.4).
In 2022-23 the Blue Demons are averaging 11.3 more points per game at home (76.7) than away (65.4). DePaul makes 8.5 3-pointers per game and shoots 35.9% from beyond the arc, ranking 74th and 85th, respectively, in college basketball. Giving up 7.4 3-pointers per game and conceding 35.6% from downtown, the Blue Demons are 205th and 292nd in the nation, respectively, in those categories.
The Blue Demons have gone 3-7 over their last 10 contests, with a 4-4-2 record against the spread during that span. In its past 10 contests, DePaul has gone over the total four times. DePaul has fared worse offensively over its previous 10 games, posting 70.1 points per contest, 1.4 fewer points its than season average of 71.5. The Blue Demons are surrendering 76.1 points per contest over their last 10 games, which is 0.6 more points than they are allowing for the season (75.5).
UConn vs. DePaul Prediction & Pick
Our pick to win this contest is UConn, and we expect that UConn will cover the spread (UConn -11). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 145.5 points.
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