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Cincinnati Bearcats vs Connecticut Huskies Odds
The visiting Cincinnati Bearcats hope to send their backers to the pay window on Thursday as they look to cover the spread at Gampel Pavilion against the Connecticut Huskies.
Connecticut will face the 19-7 Bearcats, who own a 10-12 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Huskies are 10-10 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Bearcats are 5-16 favoring the OVER.
College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Connecticut Huskies as 1-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Huskies sit at No. 75 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Bearcats sit at No. 6 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Bearcats will win this game 77-71.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Connecticut's No. 96 nationally ranked offense (70.6 points per game) against a Bearcats defense that sits as the No. 26 at 58.5 PPG. The Huskies have been averaging 45% from the field, more than the Bearcats have managed so far this season (41.1% on average).
Defensively, Cincinnati features the nation's No. 27-rated defense on the road, allowing 61.2 points per game. Connecticut, meanwhile, comes in at No. 173 nationally in scoring at home.
Cincinnati was a 62-55 loser in its last match at home against Georgetown. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as favorites. JaQuon Parker scored 15 points in a futile effort to lead the Bearcats to a win (they lost 62-55 to Georgetown at Fifth Third Arena on Friday).
Connecticut lost its last outing, a 70-61 result against Villanova on February 16. They failed to cover in that game as a 4.5-point favorite. Connecticut suffered a 70-61 loss against Villanova on Saturday, getting 16 points from Omar Calhoun in a losing effort at Gampel Pavilion.
Cincinnati Bearcats Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Notre Dame are 5-5
After playing Georgetown are 5-5
After a loss are 8-2
Connecticut Huskies Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
Before playing DePaul are 5-5
After playing Villanova are 8-2
After a loss are 7-3
A few Bearcats at Huskies trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 5 games on the road
Cincinnati is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Connecticut is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Connecticut's last 5 games at home
Connecticut is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Connecticut's last 6 games
Cincinnati at Notre Dame, Sunday, February 24
Connecticut at DePaul, Saturday, February 23