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Connecticut Huskies home to Providence Friars in NCAA Basketball betting action

Providence FriarsConnecticut Huskies
March 9, 12:00 PM | Gampel Pavilion

Providence Friars vs Connecticut Huskies Odds

17-12TEAM RECORD19-10

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.

View Providence vs Connecticut Odds and Stats.

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.

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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