Blue Demons vs. Bulls Prediction
The DePaul Blue Demons will play at the South Florida Bulls tonight in Game 1 of the Roman College Basketball Invitational championship series. Is DePaul going to get the job done on the road and return home with the 1-0 lead?
Monday, April 1, 2019
Yuengling Center at 7PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Bulls are a 1.5-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under is set at 151.5 points. As of Monday morning, 67 percent of public bets are siding with host South Florida. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for up-to-date information.
Blue Demons get past Chanticleers
DePaul earned a 92-87 victory at home over Coastal Carolina in the semifinals of the CBI Wednesday night to advance to the championship series. The Blue Demons (18-15) outscored the Chanticleers 56-48 in the second half to pull away. DePaul shot 33-of-56 from the floor, 4-of-17 from 3-point distance plus 22-of-23 at the free throw line. Paul Reed paced the Blue Demons with 24 points on 11-of-14 shooting including 1-of-1 from 3-point range plus 1-of-1 at the free throw line. He also notched four rebounds and three blocked shots. Max Strus also scored 24 points to go with seven boards, two assists and two steals. Femi Olujabi tallied 18 points plus eight caroms. Eli Cain added 12 points and five rebounds.
Bulls take down Lions
South Florida registered a 56-47 victory over Loyola Marymount Thursday night in the semifinals of the CBI to move on to the title series with a 22-13 record. The Bulls outscored the Lions 34-25 in the second half after the contest went into halftime tied. Alexa Yetna helped lead South Florida with 11 points on 5-of-9 shooting plus 1-of-2 at the free throw line. He also brought down 11 rebounds. David Collins also scored 11 points along with three steals, two boards and two assists. The Bulls shot 19-of-47 from the field, 3-of-17 from 3-point range and 15-of-23 at the free throw line.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Blue Demons are 1-4 ATS in their last five non-conference games. DePaul is 3-14-1 ATS in its last 18 Monday games.
South Florida is 6-2 ATS in its last eight non-conference games. South Florida is 3-9 ATS in its last nine games overall.
The Bulls have played all three of their CBI games at home and that has been a winning formula so far. South Florida is strong defensively, but is subpar on the offensive end. That is the exact opposite of what DePaul brings to the table. Tonight, I think defense prevails with the Bulls being at home. It's definitely possible for DePaul to return home and win two in a row, but this one I think is the Bulls' to take.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: SOUTH FLORIDA BULLS -1.5