UConn hits the hardwood in Seattle
The No. 10 Connecticut Huskies will be gunning for a road victory on Sunday afternoon as they take on the Washington Huskies in college hoops betting action at the sportsbooks.
Connecticut and Washington also met last December, with UConn winning 61-53 as a 6.5-point home favorite on the college basketball odds in that contest. The combined score of that game turned out to be an UNDER result for totals bettors.
Supporters of the Huskies have watched them go 9-1 and 3-5 ATS on the year, while the Huskies are at 6-4 and 4-5 ATS. In totals betting, the Huskies are 5-3, while the Huskies have a 2-6 mark.
The Huskies were listed as 5-point underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Huskies at No. 88 and the Huskies at No. 38 heading into this contest.
Connecticut was a 53-51 loser in their most recent outing at home against Stanford. They failed to cover the 7-point spread as favorites. DeAndre Daniels scored 15 points in a futile effort to lead the Huskies to a win (they lost 53-51 to Stanford at Gampel Pavilion on Wednesday).
Washington was a 73-62 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Tulane. They covered the 7.5-point spread as favorites. The Huskies got 15 points from C.J. Wilcox as Washington ran past Tulane 73-62 on Tuesday at Devlin Fieldhouse.
How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Washington's No. 37-ranked scoring average of 81 PPG, against a Huskies defense rated No. 31 and allowing 63.3 PPG. The Huskies FG% has averaged 44.17% to date this season, less than the Huskies shooters have managed so far (47.22% per game).
A few Huskies at Huskies trends to consider:
Connecticut is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games
Connecticut is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Connecticut's last 5 games on the road
Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Washington is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Washington is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games at home
Connecticut home to Eastern Washington, Saturday, December 28th
Washington at Miss Valley State, Friday, December 27th