DePaul Blue Demons vs Villanova Wildcats College Basketball Betting Odds and Free Predictions


DePaul Blue Demons
DePaul Blue Demons
10-16 (4-5 V)
8:30 pm ET, Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia
Villanova Wildcats
Villanova Wildcats
24-3 (10-1 H)
Fox Sports 1
 
DePaul Blue Demons vs Villanova Wildcats College Basketball Betting Odds and Free Predictions

Third-ranked Villanova will look to stay in contention for its fifth consecutive Big East regular-season title when it faces DePaul on Wednesday night at the Wells Fargo Center.

The Wildcats (24-3, 11-3 Big East) picked up a huge 95-79 win Saturday at fourth-ranked Xavier.

DePaul will enter this matchup at 10-16 overall and 3-11 in the conference.

Mikal Bridges, the reigning Big East player of the week, paced Villanova with 25 points while knocking down 10 of 15 shots against Xavier.

Donte DiVincenzo scored 21 points and also added nine rebounds and nine assists. DiVincenzo has scored in double figures in 17 of his last 18 games. In the seven games since DiVincenzo moved into the starting lineup to replace the injured Phil Booth, he has averaged 17.3 points and 5.4 rebounds.

"I think we wanted to send ourselves a message, not necessarily about the title race or anything like that, but about playing Villanova basketball," DiVincenzo told reporters after the 16-point win at Xavier. "We wanted to come in here and get back to our culture of basketball."

Villanova head coach Jay Wright told the Philadelphia Inquirer that Booth had his cast removed from his right hand last Friday. It's possible that Booth could return to face the Blue Demons.

Villanova leads the all-time series against DePaul 25-8 while Wright is 16-2 in 18 career meetings. DePaul's last win against the Wildcats came all the way back on Jan. 3, 2008.

In its most recent game, DePaul fell 82-77 at Seton Hall. Marin Maric scored 23 points on 10-of-12 shooting and swept eight rebounds to lead the Blue Demons. It was the fifth time this season that Maric scored at least 20 points.

The Blue Demons are 3-4 in conference road games, leaving them one conference road win from the most they have had since joining the Big East. However, DePaul is 0-7 at home in league play.

The Blue Demons have dropped 15 consecutive games to Villanova.

Guard Eli Cain is expected to make his 88th straight start on Wednesday against Villanova. Cain is averaging 11.9 points with 118 assists this season.

Cain scored nine points on 2-of-12 shooting and added five assists in the loss to Seton Hall.

 

DePaul Blue Demons vs Villanova Wildcats VDB Sport Betting Odds and Predictions

DePaul Blue Demons vs Villanova Wildcats Betting Odds

  Spread MoneyLine Total
DePaul Blue Demons +20½ (-110) - 156 (-110)o
Villanova Wildcats -20½ (-110) - 156 (-110)u

Vegas Daily Betting Free Prediction: Villanova 88, DePaul 73

 


 

DePaul Blue Demons vs Villanova Wildcats VDB Sport Betting Matchup Report

 

Team Records

DePaul Blue Demons

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 10-16 6-11 4-5 14-11-1 8-8-1 6-3 73.46 73.65 -0.19
Last 10 2-8 0-5 2-3 5-5 2-3 3-2 69.20 75.70 -6.50
vs Conf 3-11 0-7 3-4 7-7 2-5 5-2 72.93 78.64 -5.71

Villanova Wildcats

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 24-3 14-1 10-2 17-9-1 10-5 7-4-1 87.44 70.89 16.55
Last 10 8-2 4-1 4-1 7-3 4-1 3-2 86.00 73.10 12.90
vs Conf 11-3 6-1 5-2 8-6 5-2 3-4 88.71 77.29 11.42

Betting Odds Trends

DePaul Blue Demons

DePaul is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
DePaul is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of DePaul's last 7 games
DePaul is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
DePaul is 5-20 SU in its last 25 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of DePaul's last 6 games on the road
DePaul is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Villanova
The total has gone OVER in 10 of DePaul's last 13 games when playing Villanova
DePaul is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Villanova
The total has gone OVER in 5 of DePaul's last 6 games when playing on the road against Villanova

Villanova Wildcats

Villanova is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games
Villanova is 22-3 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Villanova's last 8 games
Villanova is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Villanova is 14-1 SU in its last 15 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Villanova's last 5 games at home
Villanova is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing DePaul
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Villanova's last 13 games when playing DePaul
Villanova is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against DePaul
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Villanova's last 6 games when playing at home against DePaul

Injuries

DePaul Blue Demons

Player   Status/Updated Notes
Devin Gage G out for season - Achilles - 12/12/17 Gage is expected to miss the remainder of the season due to a ruptured Achilles tendon.

Villanova Wildcats

Player   Status/Updated Notes
Phil Booth G Ques Wed - Hand - 2/18/18 Booth suffered a fracture to his shooting hand and it is uncertain if he will return to action Wednesday against DePaul.

Recent Meetings

Date Home Away Line ATS
12/27/17 DEP 85 VILL 103 15/145 VILL/O
2/13/17 DEP 62 VILL 75 17.5/137.5 DEP/U
12/28/16 VILL 68 DEP 65 -24.5/141.5 DEP/U
3/1/16 VILL 83 DEP 62 -22/139.5 DEP/O
2/9/16 DEP 59 VILL 86 14.5/137.5 VILL/O
1/31/15 DEP 55 VILL 68 11.5/144 VILL/U
1/10/15 VILL 81 DEP 64 -21.5/142 DEP/O
2/12/14 DEP 62 VILL 87 13.5/145 VILL/O
1/18/14 VILL 88 DEP 62 -17/142.5 VILL/O
2/5/13 DEP 71 VILL 94 3/145.5 VILL/O

DePaul: Last 10 Games

Date vs Score Line ATS DEP FG Opp FG Reb
2/18/18 @HALL 77-82 (L) 9.5/149 WO 30/62 28/65 28-47
2/14/18 SJU 76-77 (L) 1/141 PO 29/66 28/58 38-24
2/10/18 @PROV 80-63 (W) 7/141.5 WO 29/48 22/65 30-28
2/7/18 CRE 75-76 (L) 6.5/155 WU 28/60 30/62 35-31
2/3/18 @BUT 57-80 (L) 13/147 LU 20/52 27/62 35-29
1/28/18 HALL 70-86 (L) 6/146.5 LO 29/66 30/61 32-40
1/24/18 @GTWN 74-73 (W) 3/143 WO 29/60 25/53 35-27
1/20/18 BUT 67-79 (L) 5.5/147.5 LU 21/60 24/47 31-33
1/15/18 @MARQ 52-70 (L) 9.5/157 LU 20/67 24/57 36-42
1/12/18 PROV 64-71 (L) -1/149.5 LU 26/67 23/53 40-32

Villanova: Last 10 Games

Date vs Score Line ATS VILL FG Opp FG Reb
2/17/18 @XAV 95-79 (W) -1/165 WO 38/63 27/58 27-26
2/14/18 @PROV 71-76 (L) -9.5/152.5 LU 26/52 23/62 34-36
2/10/18 BUT 86-75 (W) -10/157 WO 30/59 27/62 30-23
2/7/18 SJU 75-79 (L) -16.5/150.5 LO 28/67 27/55 29-31
2/4/18 HALL 92-76 (W) -12.5/155.5 WO 32/63 31/62 32-28
2/1/18 CRE 98-78 (W) -13/162 WO 37/68 25/51 32-23
1/28/18 @MARQ 85-82 (W) -7/162.5 LO 29/60 31/61 30-25
1/23/18 PROV 89-69 (W) -15.5/151 WO 33/66 23/62 31-35
1/20/18 @UCONN 81-61 (W) -15.5/145.5 WU 28/68 21/61 46-29
1/17/18 @GTWN 88-56 (W) -12.5/158.5 WU 33/55 22/56 27-24

 

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