How to watch, listen and stream
Game Time: 9:00 p.m. ET
TV: FS1 (Jeff Levering, Stephen Bardo)
Live Stream: Fox Sports GO (Where Available)
Providence is a 5.5-point road favorite and the Over/Under is 139. All odds are via OddsShark.com.
Providence leads the all-time series, 27-9. The Friars and Blue Demons split their two games last season with each team winning on their home court. Of the 36 previous meetings between these two teams, 16 have come as members of the Big East conference. DePaul is 6-10 all-time when facing Providence at home.
What’s at Stake
DePaul is looking to snap a 5-game losing streak and get on the board in Big East play where they have started 0-3. The Blue Demons are looking to avoid an 0-4 start to Big East play which is something that has happened 3 other times since they became members back in 2005-06 (2008-09 they went 0-18 in league play, 2009-10 they started out 0-5 in Big East play and finished the season 1-17, 2010-11 they started 0-12 and finished 1-17).
Providence is looking to rebound from their own tough start to league play, 1-3. The Friars haven’t lost to anyone they weren’t supposed to yet, though, and this game would qualify seeing as they are favored on the road by 5.5 points as of this publishing. The Friars could be without starting point guard Kyron Cartwright who played only 12 first half minutes before sitting the second half on Saturday in Providence’s loss to Creighton. Cartwright hasn’t practiced and Cooley called his chances of playing on Tuesday night 50/50. If Cartwright is unable to go it would be freshman Maliek White who would take over the reigns at the point.
Inside the Numbers
DePaul and Providence have not shown well on the defensive end so far in Big East play. The Blue Demons rank 9th out of 10 in Defensive Efficiency and the Friars are dead last through nearly two weeks of league games. Neither offense has been very effective either. Providence’s Offensive Efficiency ranks 9th while DePaul’s is 10th.
Stats courtesy of Kenpom.com.