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Cincinnati Bearcats vs Connecticut Huskies in college hoops odds

Connecticut HuskiesCincinnati Bearcats
March 2, 2:00 PM | Fifth Third Arena

Connecticut Huskies vs Cincinnati Bearcats Odds

19-8TEAM RECORD19-9

The Connecticut Huskies will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Bearcats in Cincinnati at Fifth Third Arena on Saturday in college basketball action.

The Bearcats are 19-9 so far on the season, and 10-14 ATS vs. the number. The Huskies, meanwhile, are 19-8 and 11-10-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Cincinnati go 6-17 and the Huskies go 12-10-1 on the totals.

View Connecticut vs Cincinnati Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Huskies were listed as 5.5-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bearcats sit at No. 9 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Huskies sit at No. 67 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Bearcats will win this game 76-72.

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How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Cincinnati's No. 7-rated squad against Connecticut's No. 266-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Cincinnati rates No. 105 in the country with 6.9 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 115 nationally with 6.7 per match.

Defensively, Connecticut features the nation's No. 201-rated defense on the road, allowing 70.7 points per game. Cincinnati, meanwhile, comes in at No. 167 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Connecticut, they were a 79-78 loser as they battled Georgetown at home. They earned a push in the match as a 1-point underdog. The Huskies got a 25-point effort from DeAndre Daniels, who added 10 rebounds, but Georgetown still managed to defeat Connecticut 79-78 Wednesday at Gampel Pavilion.

Last time out for Cincinnati, they were a 62-41 loser as they battled Notre Dame on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 2.5-point underdog. Cincinnati was crushed on Sunday, getting blown out by Notre Dame and falling by a 62-41 score at Joyce Center.

Connecticut Huskies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing South Florida are 4-4
After playing Georgetown are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

Cincinnati Bearcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Louisville are 6-4
After playing Notre Dame are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4

A few Huskies at Bearcats trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Connecticut's last 5 games on the road
Connecticut is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Cincinnati's last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Cincinnati's last 8 games at home
Cincinnati is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cincinnati's last 9 games when playing Connecticut

Next up:
Connecticut at South Florida, Wednesday, March 6
Cincinnati at Louisville, Monday, March 4