Providence Friars vs Connecticut Huskies Odds
The Connecticut Huskies will be trying to slam the Providence Friars on Saturday when the teams tip off at Gampel Pavilion in college betting action.
The Huskies currently sports a 19-10 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 12-11-2 ATS. The Friars are 17-12 and 14-10-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Huskies produce a 12-12-1 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Friars have gone 15-8 against the number.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Huskies at No. 64 and the Friars at No. 59 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 72-71 result in favor of the Huskies.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Friars rank No. 46 in NCAA Division 1 with 37.7 per game. That compares with Connecticut’s No. 249 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Connecticut is college basketball's No. 138-ranked team at 6.4 per game, while the Friars rate No. 218 with 5.8 per game.
Defensively, Providence features the nation's No. 204-rated defense on the road, allowing 71 points per game. Connecticut, meanwhile, comes in at No. 161 nationally in scoring at home.
Providence won its last outing, a 76-66 result against Seton Hall on March 5. They covered in that game as an 8.5-point favorite. Providence got 27 points and 12 rebounds from Kadeem Batts en route to a 76-66 victory over Seton Hall on Tuesday at Dunkin Donuts Center.
Connecticut was a 65-51 loser in their most recent outing on the road against South Florida. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as favorites. DeAndre Daniels poured in 23 points and added 10 rebounds in a losing cause for Connecticut on Wednesday, as the Bulls rolled to a 65-51 victory over Connecticut at Sun Dome.
Providence Friars Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
After playing Seton Hall are 5-5
After a win are 6-4
Connecticut Huskies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
After playing South Florida are 4-4
After a loss are 6-4
A few Friars at Huskies trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Providence's last 6 games on the road
Providence is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Connecticut
Providence is 5-16 SU in its last 21 games on the road
Connecticut is 16-5 SU in its last 21 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Connecticut's last 6 games when playing Providence
Connecticut is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Connecticut is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against Providence