The DePaul Blue Demons welcome the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats to Wintrust Arena to open the new season. Action starts at 7:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, November 7, 2018.
Bethune-Cookman Wildcats vs. DePaul Blue Demons Betting Odds
Last season, DePaul did not reach the tournament following an 11-20 regular season campaign. Bethune-Cookman also was unable reach the tournament following an 18-14 regular season.
The offensive glass should be a huge advantage for DePaul in this showdown. In the 2017-18 season, the Blue Demons ranked 61st in offensive rebounding percentage (32.9 percent), while Bethune-Cookman ranked 255th in defensive rebounding percentage (69.8 percent). Also, the Wildcats’ 51st-ranked defense (effective field goal percentage allowed of 0.480) will face off against the Blue Demons’ 313th-ranked offense (effective field goal percentage of 0.479).
Bethune-Cookman Wildcats vs. DePaul Blue Demons Betting Pick
Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – Bethune-Cookman, ATS Winner – Bethune-Cookman, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2017-Present):
- DePaul ranks 81st in rebounds per game (37.4) while Bethune-Cookman ranks 295th in rebounds allowed per game (38.7).
- The Wildcats average 6.3 steals per game, which ranks 133rd in the nation. The Blue Demons rank 223rd in steals allowed per game (7.1).
- The Wildcats rank 48th in assists per game (15.7) while the Blue Demons rank 255th in assists allowed per game (14.9).
- Bethune-Cookman ranks 91st in three pointers attempted per game (23.7) while DePaul ranks 275th in three pointers allowed per game (24.8).