Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Friars vs Blue Demons CBB Odds
Looking for Providence Friars vs. DePaul Blue Demons Demons NCAA basketball free picks & CBB odds? CBB betting sees the Friars taking on the Blue Demons on Friday, January 12th, 2018 at the Wintrust Arena, Chicago, Illinois. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all college basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily NCAA hoops predictions like this Providence DePaul matchup.
11-6 (1-3 A) Providence Friars vs. DePaul Blue Demons 8-8 (4-5 H)
Date: Friday, January 12th, 2018
Time: 8:00 PM ET
Venue: Wintrust Arena, Chicago, Illinois
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Friars -2
CBB Betting Total: 148.5
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The Providence Friars are looking to improve their record to 12-6 as they travel to Chicago to face the DePaul Blue Demons. This will be the first meeting between the two teams this season.
Providnce has battled some tough injuries to begin the season, and find themselves with a 2-2 Big East record. DePaul is much improved from last season, and are 1-3 in Big East play this year.
The Providence Friars are a dark horse to make the NCAA tornament this season, but key injuries have hampered the Friars development. Starter Emmitt Holt is out for the year with an abdominal injury.
The Friars were impressive in their last game, beating then fifth ranked Xavier, 81-72. The Friars shot 46 percent from the floor and 41 percent from three point land in the win.
Providence is led by Senior Rodney Bullock. Bullock leads the team in scoring with 17 points per game this season. Bullock was a big reason the Friars pulled off the home upset win over Xavier, finishing with 17 points.
The Friars are a solid defensive team this season. They are allowing 72.6 points per game this season. Look for the Friars defense to step up big on the road against DePaul.
DePaul Blue Demons
The DePaul Blue Demons are looking to improve on their 1-3 Big East conference record this season. The Blue Demons destroyed St. John’s on the road in their last game, 91-74.
DePaul played well, shooting 49 percent from the floor and 47 percent from three point land in the win. The Blue Demons were able to force St. John’s into 10 turnovers, including destroying them on the glass, 46-30.
DePaul’s first two conference losses came at Xavier and at home against Georgetown. If the Blue Demons are going to beat Providence, they must have a solid game from Max Strus.
Strus is averaging 18.8 points per game this season. If Strus is off, so will the Blue Demons. Northern Illinois graduate transfer Marin Maric is averaging 13.6 points per game and has been a difference maker for DePaul.
CBB Betting Trends:
- PROV are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games overall.
- Over is 8-3 in PROV last 11 road games.
- PROV are 13-5 ATS in their last 18 vs. Big East.
- Over is 7-2 in DEP last 9 home games
- Under is 6-2 in DEP last 8 Fri. games.
Free Providence Friars vs. DePaul Blue Demons NCAAB Prediction:
The Providence Friars are a solid team, but would be a lot better if Emmitt Holt were available this season. The Friars should play sound team defense on the road against DePaul.
DePaul is going to need Maric and Strus to have big games scoring the ball if they want to beat Providence. Expect the Blue Demons to have a nice crowd in attendance for this matchup.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Providence -2
This game will be closer than expected, so take the Blue Demons at home to cover for the win.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Providence 83 – DePaul 84
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