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DePaul to Cover as Huge Home ‘Dog vs Marquette

The good news is that Matt Brady will coach his first game as the interim head coach for DePaul following the firing of Tony Stubblefield. The bad news is his first game comes against a Marquette team that came into the season with the best odds of winning the Big East title.

When looking at the NCAAB expert picks, keep in mind that all three of DePaul’s wins have come at home while Marquette is just 2-3 on the road.

DePaul to Cover as Huge Home 'Dog vs Marquette
DePaul to Cover as Huge Home 'Dog vs Marquette

Marquette has won four of the last five games at DePaul. The Blue Demons have split their last four home games against Marquette.

Marquette moved up from 17th to 14th in the Associated Press poll and the Golden Eagles moved from 18th to 15th in the USA Today coaches poll.

When it comes to the odds of winning March Madness, Marquette was tied for seventh in the odds of winning the national title when the season began.

Keep on reading for more on the matchup between Marquette and DePaul.


Marquette vs DePaul Game Information

  1. Game: Marquette 13-5 (4-3 Big East) vs DePaul 3-15 (0-7 Big East)
  2. Date/Time: Wednesday, Jan. 24, 9 p.m. ET
  3. Location: Wintrust Arena, Chicago, IL
  4. Marquette vs DePaul Live Stream: TBS.com


DePaul is 0-5-1 against the spread as a home underdog this season while Marquette has failed to cover against the NCAAB lines in three games this season as the road favorite. The Golden Eagles were 6-1 ATS as a favorite on the road a season ago.

DePaul is 8-16-2 against the spread at home since the start of last season as this once proud program has fallen on hard times.

Marquette has covered 11 of its last 17 road matchups.

Marquette is priced at -2200 to win this game outright with DePaul at +1100 on the moneyline so it makes more sense to consider Marquette as the double-digit road favorite.

Marquette vs DePaul Odds and Spreads

  1. Four of Marquette’s five road games went under the total.
  2. Marquette has covered in four of its last six games.
  3. The total went under in six of Marquette’s last seven games.
  4. Seven of DePaul’s home games this season landed under the total.
  5. The total has gone under in 12 of Marquette’s last 16 games.
  6. Marquette is 16-3 ATS in its last 19 games played in January.
  7. The total went under in five of DePaul’s last six home games.
  8. DePaul is 5-12-1 against the NCAAB lines in its last 18 games.


Marquette vs DePaul ATS Pick: DePaul +18

The 18-point spread is the largest in the Marquette-DePaul series dating back to 2007 since, and with the way DePaul has played this season, it is easy to underdog why the Golden Eagles are such prohibitive road favorites.

However, DePaul has covered in five of the last seven games when listed as a double-digit underdog against Marquette. With a new coach leading the way at home, if DePaul isn’t motivated in this game, the Blue Demons might be a lost cause. Expect Marquette to win but do with DePaul to do enough to cover as a home underdog.


Marquette vs DePaul Over/Under Pick: Over 147½

How can a team located in Chicago be as bad as this DePaul team?

The Blue Demons rank outside the top 200 in the Pomeroy college basketball rankings in offensive efficiency, defensive efficiency, and adjusted possessions per 40 minutes.

Even though Marquette is 11th in defensive efficiency, when making best college basketball bets today, go with this game to land over the 147½-point total.


Marquette vs DePaul Player Prop Pick: Tyler Kolek To Have 7.5+ Assists (+106)

Marquette guard Tyler Kolek is coming off back-to-back games with 11 assists and he is averaging nearly seven assists per game.

There should be plenty of chances for Marquette to get out in transition and for Kolek to add to his gaudy assist total.

Kolek had 24 assists in his two games against DePaul last season and the last time Marquette played at DePaul, Kolek fell a rebound short of a triple-double.

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Marquette vs DePaul Prediction

Marquette 84, DePaul 68



Questions Of The Day

Are there any injury concerns heading into the Marquette-DePaul game?

Marquette’s Chase Ross, who is averaging 6.5 points and 3.3 rebounds in 20.7 minutes per game, is out for the Golden Eagles. Caleb Murphy is out for DePaul while Chico Carter and Keyondre Young are both questionable.

How has Marquette fared this season as a double-digit favorite?

Marquette is 6-1 outright this season when favored by at least 10 points. However, the Golden Eagles have covered in just three of those matchups.

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