Creighton -6.5 at DePaul O/U 155
Since winning at St. John's, 91-74, as +7.5 underdogs, DePaul hasn't played very good basketball. They've dropped five of six both straight up and ATS; never coming close to a cover in any of the five defeats. This is a squad that is trying to compete in the Big East with arguably its best player, Max Strus, a DII transfer. Strus is solid but after averaging 23.5 ppg his first four Big East games, he's dropped off considerably including 9- and 7-point efforts his last two contests; both of which blowout losses. Creighton has a huge home game vs. Xavier on deck but I don't think they'll get caught looking ahead, especially after losing by 20 to Villanova last week. The Bluejays have had nearly a full week to rest and prepare and have had no trouble with the Blue Demons in recent meetings with wins by 11, 22, 17, and 35. Last season, DePaul's defecincies led to pointspread covers in six of its final seven regular season Big East games. The average price in those six games, however, was +13. The same deficiencies are present this season but because of two road wins against fellow bottom feeders St. John's (0-11 Big East) and Georgetown (3-8 Big East) the Blue Demons have garnered a little bit of respect, hence the far shorter line of +6.5. We'll look to lay the points in this matchup.