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Uconn Favored by 7 vs Cincinnati

The visiting Cincinnati Bearcats are just 7-point underdogs in a key Big East battle at Gampel Pavilion Wednesday as they take on the Connecticut Huskies.

UConn is 5-1 ATS in its past 6 meetings with Cincy and the past three meetings have played UNDER the total.

Check out the preview for this week's games below, courtesy of Bovada.

College Basketball Odds: Blemished Baylor Meets Mighty Missouri

Upstart Baylor suffered their first loss of the season this week but won’t have time to drown their sorrows before picking up action on Saturday. Can the No. 3 Bears bounce back in time for a run-in with the No. 5 Missouri Tigers?

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Though Baylor had been undefeated up until their Monday night loss to Kansas, the crack in their armor has now been exposed. If the Tigers can capitalize on the temporary vulnerability, we could see them climb further up the AP and USA Today polls.

Both of their odds of winning the March Madness tournament may fall short of those pinned to blue chip programs like Kentucky and North Carolina, but that’s not to say that the two featured Big 12 foes don’t deserve attention on the NCAA betting lines.

Although Kansas now leads the conference standings with their 5-0 record, Baylor and Missouri, tied for second with a 4-1 mark, ought to factor into the National Tournament this March.

Will Marcus Denmon and Kim English be able to will their Tigers to a victory handing Baylor their second straight loss? The high octane Missouri offense has already launched the program into contention across the country, what can’t it do?

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Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers opened the Huskies as 6.5-point favorites in this matchup at shops such as BetOnline. The total was sitting earlier today at 129.5 at 5Dimes.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Huskies sit at No. 12 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Bearcats sit at No. 106 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Bearcats will win this game 78-75.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Connecticut's No. 107 nationally ranked offense (72 points per game) against a Bearcats defense that sits as the No. 21 at 58.8 PPG. The Huskies have been averaging 48.1% from the field, more than the Bearcats have managed so far this season (42.9% on average).

Defensively, Cincinnati features the nation's No. 34-rated defense on the road, allowing 62.4 points per game. Connecticut, meanwhile, comes in at No. 117 nationally in scoring at home.

Cincinnati won its last outing, an 82-78 result against Villanova on January 14. They failed to cover in that game as a 9-point favorite. Cincinnati got 22 points from Dion Dixon en route to an 82-78 victory over Villanova on Saturday at Fifth Third Arena.

Connecticut won its last outing, a 67-53 result against Notre Dame on January 14. They covered in that game as a 2-point favorite. Connecticut earned a 67-53 victory over Notre Dame on Saturday, getting 16 points from Shabazz Napier at Joyce Center.

Cincinnati Bearcats Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing West Virginia are 6-4
After playing Villanova are 2-4
After a win are 8-2

Connecticut Huskies Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 9-1
Before playing Tennessee are 2-0
After playing Notre Dame are 8-2
After a win are 8-2

 

A few Bearcats at Huskies trends to consider:
Cincinnati is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Connecticut is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Connecticut is 22-3 SU in its last 25 games
Connecticut is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Connecticut's last 6 games

Next up:
Cincinnati at West Virginia, Saturday, January 21
Connecticut at Tennessee, Saturday, January 21

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