Alabama A&M vs. DePaul Pick
Will DePaul be able to cover a lofty spread at home when it takes on Alabama A&M tonight at 9PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, DePaul is the favorite at home, as the Blue Demons are getting odds of -24 points against Alabama A&M tonight. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 142 points. Tonight’s game takes place from Wintrust Arena in Chicago, Illinois and will air live on FS1.
Alabama A&M is on an 8-game losing streak to open the season following a 67-47 loss at Austin Peay last week. The Bulldogs are just 0-3 against the spread on the season as well. A&M is averaging just 61.4 points per game this season while allowing 82.5 per contest. De’Ederick Petty is averaging 12.9 points per game to lead the team while Arthur Johnson is posting 12.5 points and 5.9 rebounds per game.
DePaul is riding a four-game win streak right now after a 65-55 win over Illinois-Chicago on Saturday. The Blue Demons are 5-4 on the season and 5-4 against the spread. DePaul has covered in four of their last five games. The Demons are averaging 73.7 points per game on the year while giving up 69.7 per contest. Max Strus is leading the team with 15.4 points and 4.7 rebounds per game while Eli Cain is adding 13.2 points and 5.4 rebounds per contest.
These two have no recent meetings to consider. DePaul hasn’t been anything special, but Alabama A&M doesn’t offer much of a challenge for anyone. The Bulldogs are 1-4 against the spread in their last five road games and 2-12 ATS in their last 14 following a loss. They also are just 7-19 ATS in their last 26 overall. The public betting is backing DePaul tonight and I think the Blue Devils find enough offense to cover against this poor team.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: DEPAUL -24