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Game Guide: Marquette vs. DePaul

The Blue Demons look to pick up a home win against their northern conference foe

NCAA Basketball: Georgetown at DePaul Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

How to Watch/Listen/Stream

TV: Fox Sports 1, 2:00 PM ET

Radio: 540 ESPN (Milwaukee) and WSCR 670 AM (Chicago)

Stream: Fox Sports Go


Gambling Guide

Marquette is currently at -9 according to Oddsshark. The current Over/Under is 156.5. Marquette is 11-11 against the spread this year and DePaul is 9-13 against the spread this year.

Series History

Marquette leads the all-time series 73-46 over the Blue Demons.


Last Time Out

DePaul lost a home decision, 76-73, to the Hoyas of Georgetown. Marquette dropped a game to St. John’s in New York, 86-72.


Storylines

  • DePaul has been playing a lot of close games this Big East conference season. They only lost by three to Villanova, got a home win by one against Providence, only lost by three to Georgetown, and lost by one in overtime against Butler. They’ve had some blowouts, too, but if they can keep it close against a Marquette team that still looks hungover after their upset of Villanova, they have to get a close decision to go their way soon, right?
  • On the subject of the Marquette hangover: it took Creighton getting (and beating) DePaul to right the ship after losing point guard Mo Watson Jr. to an ACL tear earlier this year. Is this the Marquette reset game, or do they stumble yet again?

The Don’t @ Me Prediction

I think it comes to no surprise that if you stalk me enough you’ll find my Twitter and figure out I go to Marquette. It’s been a heartbreaking last two games after the pure euphoria of beating #1 Villanova. The team looks like they can’t get anything to work and their execution has left so much to be desired. I’ve been very pessimistic on this team since Wednesday.

And I think I’m going to continue to be pessimistic about Marquette. Billy Garrett Jr. repeats last year’s DePaul victory in Milwaukee by getting a basket to go late and DePaul wins in a close one, 77-75.