Sunday’s College Basketball Betting Previews: Indiana-Michigan, Seton Hall-DePaul

Jan 06, 2019 08:35 AM EST
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After a thrilling college basketball slate on Saturday, including Iowa State upsetting No. 5 Kansas and Alabama taking down and No. 13 Kentucky, the action stays hot with seven-ranked teams taking the floor.

Among them, No. 21 Indiana travels to No. 2 Michigan after unranked Seton Hall takes on the struggling DePaul Blue Demons.

Where’s the value in these matchups? Let’s break them down.


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Betting Odds: Seton Hall at DePaul

  • Spread: Seton Hall -2.5
  • Over/Under: 146
  • Time: 1 p.m. ET
  • TV: FS1

The Pirates (7-7 against the spread) have failed to cover in three of their past four contests, but their 11-3 record straight up is impressive after losing four starters from a season ago.

The 6-foot-2, 195-pound Myles Powell (22.6 points per game) — their lone returning piece from that lineup — has a clear-cut edge on Blue Demons point guard Devin Gage, who has struggled with his isolation defense.

Chris Willard’s crew also boasts a size advantage inside, where it has generated 53% of its scoring. Using an inside-out approach should do DePaul (6-7 ATS) in, as it’s yielding a 36.3% 3-point clip.

At the other end, Gage’s miscues have contributed to the Blue Demons’ 19.6 turnover percentage. Seton Hall is turning the opposition over at a 20.8% clip, led by Powell and Quincy McKnight’s sound on-ball defense. The Pirates should control the pace throughout because of it, and they’ll aim to push the floor often via their 16-second average possession length.

According to Bet Labs, Seton Hall is 8-10 (44.4%) ATS as a single-digit favorite, dating back to last regular season. The Pirates will begin to turn that around in Chicago, as DePaul is 6-12 (33.3%) ATS as a home favorite since the 2016-17 regular season.

THE PICK: Pirates -2.5

Betting Odds: Indiana at Michigan

  • Spread: Michigan -8
  • Over/Under: 131.5
  • Time: 4:30 p.m. ET
  • TV: CBS

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