Check out our free Connecticut vs DePaul pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Chicago. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Connecticut vs DePaul Pick & Preview: Tuesday, January 31st Betting Odds
Huskies vs Blue Demons Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Connecticut Huskies at DePaul Blue Demons
- Where: Chicago at Wintrust Arena
- Date: Tuesday, January 31st
- Betting Odds: Connecticut -10.5, UCONN -589 | DEPAUL +423 O/U 145.5
Connecticut will take the floor against the Blue Demons with an overall record of 16-6. On the road, the Huskies will be playing their 8th game of the season, having gone 4-4. This season, Connecticut has been favored to win in 21 games, sitting with a mark of 15-6. For today’s contest, Connecticut has a betting line set -10.5 points in their favor.
Adama Sanogo comes into today’s game as the Huskies’ leading scorer at 16.91 points per contest. Not only has Sanogo been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Connecticut’s top rebounder at 7.18 boards per contest. Behind Sanogo, the team has benefited from the strong play of Jordan Hawkins, who is second on the team in scoring at 16.1 points per game. Overall, he has hit 41.5% of his shots and is adding 3.9 boards per game.
On offense, Connecticut is scoring a rate similar to the NCAA average at 75.2 points per game. This figure has come despite struggling to knock down shots from outside. Through 22 games, they have only hit 35.4% of their 3-point field goal attempts. For the season, 34.16% of their shots have come from beyond the arc.
Blue Demons Preview:
DePaul will take the floor against the Huskies with an overall record of 9-13. Currently, the Blue Demons have been the home team 11 times, sitting with a record of 7-4. So far, the Blue Demons have been the underdog 14 times, going 3-11 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +10.5 underdogs on the spread.
DePaul will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Umoja Gibson who is averaging 16.18 points per game for the Blue Demons. Gibson is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Blue Demons’ offensive game plan is the play of Javan Johnson who has hit 42.4% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 14.91 points per game.
On offense, DePaul is scoring a rate similar to the NCAA average at 73.3 points per game. This figure has come despite struggling to knock down shots from outside. Through 22 games, they have only hit 31.8% of their 3-point field goal attempts. For the season, 34.31% of their shots have come from beyond the arc.
Free Spread Prediction: Connecticut Huskies -10.5
The Connecticut Huskies will begin their matchup against DePaul Blue Demons as the strong favorites to win with a point spread of -10.5. Our analysis favors Connecticut’s chances to pull away with an easy win and cover the spread. When considering how each team prefers to play, both Connecticut and DePaul are near the NCAA average in possessions per game. We like how this scenario benefits Connecticut, as their superior talent should come through throughout the game in an easy win. Although the Huskies don’t have a great track record vs the spread as the betting favorite, going 1-4 (last 5), we like their chances to come away with the ATS win.