UConn vs DePaul: Big East Tournament Betting Odds and Picks – March 11, 2021

Posted on March 11, 2021 - Last Updated on April 19, 2021

The No. 3 seed UConn Huskies (14-6) are favored by 13 points in the Big East Tournament quarterfinals when they face off the No. 11 seed DePaul Blue Demons (5-13) Thursday at Madison Square Garden, tipping off at 9:00 PM ET on FS1. The winner moves one game closer to claiming a guaranteed place in the NCAA Tournament bracket.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of March 11, 2021, 9:10 AM ET.

Betting Odds

Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
UConn -13 -110 -109 133.5 -108 -113

Keys to the Game for UConn

  • The Huskies have covered the spread more often than not this year, going 13-4 against the spread.
  • When they play as at least 13-point favorites, the Huskies are 1-1 ATS.
  • UConn regularly hits the over, topping the point total in 9 of 17 games (52.9%).

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

UConn Leaders

  • The scoring leader for the Huskies this season is James Bouknight, who averages 20.2 points, 5.6 rebounds, and 1.6 assists per game.
  • Tyrese Martin is the Huskies leading rebounder, pulling down 7.3 per game, while R.J. Cole is their best passer, averaging 4.3 assists in each contest.
  • The Huskies get the most three-point shooting production out of Bouknight, who knocks down 1.8 threes per game.
  • Cole and Isaiah Whaley lead UConn on the defensive end, with Cole leading the team in steals averaging 1.3 per game and Whaley in blocks averaging 2.7 per contest.

Keys to the Game for DePaul

  • The Blue Demons have a 7-8-1 record against the spread, covering in only 43.8% of their contests.
  • When they are at least 13-point underdogs, the Blue Demons have fared well, going 1-0 against the spread.
  • DePaul has combined with its opponents to hit the over in 25% of matchups this season (4 out of 16 contests).

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

DePaul Leaders

  • The Blue Demons go-to guy, Charlie Moore, leads the team in both scoring (14.8 points per game) and assists (4.3 assists per game).
  • Pauly Paulicap collects all of the boards and is the DePaul leader in rebounds, pulling down 6.2 per game.
  • Moore makes more threes per game than any other member of the Blue Demons, averaging 1.9 treys per game.
  • Nobody on DePaul grabs more steals than Javon Freeman-Liberty (1.5 per game) or blocks more shots than Nick Ongenda (1.6 per game).

Computer Picks

Pick ATS:
Blue Demons (+13)

Pick OU:
Over (133.5)

Prediction: UConn 73, DePaul 64

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm (raw power score) that ranks head-to-head matchup results within a closed network of games. Prediction confidence is determined by the delta between each team’s raw power score.

Head to Head

UConn leads the past two matchups 2-0 over DePaul. The Huskies have a 2-0 record against the spread in those games against the Blue Demons.

Against The Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.
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