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Connecticut Huskies take on Hoyas in college basketball test

Connecticut HuskiesGeorgetown Hoyas
Feb 1, 7:00 PM | Verizon Center

Connecticut Huskies vs Georgetown Hoyas Odds

14-6TEAM RECORD16-4

The Georgetown Hoyas will hit the floor running against the visiting Connecticut Huskies Wednesday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

The Hoyas are 16-4 so far on the season, and 8-7 ATS vs. the number. The Huskies, meanwhile, are 14-6 and 5-10-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Georgetown go 8-7 and the Huskies go 5-11 on the totals.

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Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Huskies listed as 3.5-point underdogs

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 15-ranked Hoyas and the No. 18-rated Huskies in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 77-73 win for the Hoyas on Wednesday.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Georgetown's No. 103-ranked offense, averaging 71.4 PPG, against a Huskies defense that ranks No. 59 at 62.2 PPG. The Hoyas field goal percentage has averaged 47% so far, almost the same as the Huskies marksmen have achieved on the year, 47% per game.

Defensively, Connecticut features the nation's No. 30-rated defense on the road, allowing 62.4 points per game. Georgetown, meanwhile, comes in at No. 173 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Connecticut was a 50-48 loser at home against Notre Dame. They failed to cover the 8.5-point spread as favorites. Jeremy Lamb scored 16 points in a futile effort to lead the Huskies to a win (they lost 50-48 to Notre Dame at Gampel Pavilion on Sunday).

Last time out for Georgetown, they were a 72-60 loser as they battled Pittsburgh on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 1-point underdog. Georgetown suffered a 72-60 loss against Pittsburgh on Saturday, getting 14 points from Otto Porter in a losing effort at Petersen Events Center.

Connecticut Huskies Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Seton Hall are 8-2
After playing Notre Dame are 7-3
After a loss are 5-5

Georgetown Hoyas Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing South Florida are 4-3
After playing Pittsburgh are 7-3
After a loss are 4-6

A few Huskies at Hoyas trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Connecticut's last 5 games on the road
Connecticut is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games on the road
Connecticut is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Georgetown
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Connecticut's last 6 games when playing on the road against Georgetown
Georgetown is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games at home
Georgetown is 14-3 SU in its last 17 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Georgetown's last 5 games when playing Connecticut
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Georgetown's last 7 games

Next up:
Connecticut home to Seton Hall, Saturday, February 4
Georgetown home to South Florida, Saturday, February 4

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