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DePaul returns to action Saturday against Seton Hall

The Blue Demons take the court for the first time in 2021 as Seton Hall heads to Wintrust Arena

NCAA Basketball: DePaul at Villanova Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

How to Watch

Time: 2 p.m. ET

TV: FS1

Watch Online: Fox Sports Go


Odds

Spread: Seton Hall -4

Total: 147.5/148

Moneyline: Seton Hall -182 | DePaul +162


The Seton Hall Pirates and DePaul Blue Demons will tangle in a conference tilt in Chicago on Saturday. Both teams enter this game fresh off losses, as Seton Hall fell to Creighton earlier in the week while the Blue Demons fell to UConn back on December 30.

DePaul obviously hasn’t been able to play too much this year. The Blue Demons’ program has been paused often due to COVID-19 issues and as a result they’ve played just three games. So it is difficult to really get a gauge on who they are and what they are teed up to accomplish. Thus far they’ve shown positive signs shooting the ball and have done a decent job defending. Their biggest weaknesses have been turning the ball over and not getting to the free throw line at a high rate.

Meanwhile, Seton Hall has played 13 games to this point. We have a sense of who the Pirates are and what they’re able to accomplish. They’ve been pedestrian on the whole shooting the ball, with Myles Cale and Shavar Reynolds standing out as two of their better shooters. Sandro Mamukelashvili has obviously been their star as well, and he’s been sticking out too. Defensively there are areas where they can improve, especially at the perimeter. Given DePaul’s great shooting from deep in their first three games, this matchup in particular may go a long way towards deciding this one.

It will be interesting to see how this one plays out. Given the unknowns of DePaul, it’s hard to get a true read on this game. Prior to their loss to Creighton, Seton Hall had been playing good ball of late. And to be fair, they’ve won seven of their last nine games. So, they’ve been able to play pretty well across a bigger stretch of play. Seton Hall is the favorite in this game and probably for good reason, but this is nonetheless an intriguing showdown.