Wildcats vs. Blue Demons Prediction
The 14th-ranked Villanova Wildcats have not suffered a loss in seven Big East Conference games as they get set for tonight's tilt at the DePaul Blue Demons. Will Villanova stay unblemished in league play with another conference win?
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Wintrust Arena at 8PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Wildcats are a 7-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 147 points. As of Wednesday morning, 78 percent of public bets are pouring in visiting Villanova. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Wildcats win eighth straight
Villanova hammered visiting Seton Hall Saturday by a count of 80-52 to improve to 16-4 overall and 7-0 in Big East action. The Wildcats led 30-20 at halftime on its way to the blowout victory. Villanova shot 28-of-58 from the field, 17-of-42 from 3-point distance and 7-of-13 from the free throw line. Phil Booth paced the Wildcats with 25 points on 8-of-15 shooting including 7-of-13 from 3-point distance plus 2-of-4 from the free throw line. He also recorded five rebounds and five assists. Eric Paschall tallied 17 points and eight boards. Saddiq Bey added 10 points and three caroms.
Blue Demons edged by Friars
DePaul lost by a count of 70-67 at Providence Sunday to fall to 11-8 overall and 3-5 in the Big East. Paul Reed led the Blue Demons with 20 points on 8-of-11 shooting including 2-of-2 from 3-point range plus 2-of-2 at the free throw line. He also notched nine rebounds, two steals and two blocked shots. Femi Olujobi tallied 14 points, five boards and three assists. Devin Gage accounted for 11 points, five assists, four rebounds and two steals. Max Strus added 10 points, four caroms and two assists. DePaul trailed 33-27 at halftime and could not bounce back. The Blue Demons trailed 23-of-54 from the floor, 5-of-19 from 3-point range and 16-of-20 at the free throw line.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Wildcats are 4-0 ATS in their last four Big East games. Villanova is 39-17 ATS in its last 56 games overall.
The Blue Demons are 5-2 ATS in their last seven games overall. DePaul is 1-4 ATS in its last five home games.
Villanova hasn't had much issue in rolling through the Big East schedule and are certainly expected to win tonight, but the Blue Demons gave them one of their more difficult challenges at home back on January 2 as it ended 73-68 in favor of the Wildcats. DePaul hasn't played as well at home as on the road lately, but should be charged up tonight against a team it knows it came closing to taking down only four weeks ago.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: DEPAUL BLUE DEMONS +7