Washington Huskies take on Huskies in NCAA basketball test
Washington Huskies vs Connecticut Huskies Odds
The visiting Washington Huskies hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at Gampel Pavilion against the Connecticut Huskies.
The Huskies will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 5-5 ATS against the number this season, while the Huskies are 1-5-1 ATS. Washington is 4-3 on the totals; Connecticut is 3-4.
Bettors looking to back visiting Washington before tip-off in this one found them as 6.5-point underdogs over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Huskies at No. 162 and the Huskies at No. 135 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 78-73 result in favor of the Huskies.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Connecticut has the nation's No. 102-rated offensive output, at 71.5 PPG. The visiting Huskies defense ranks No. 220 allowing on average 68.2 PPG. The Huskies FG% has averaged 46% so far, less than the Huskies marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.1% per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Washington owns the country's No. 263-rated mark, allowing 75.5 points per game on the highway. Connecticut, on the other hand, rates No. 193 in scoring at home.
Last time out for Washington, they were a 67-57 winner as they battled Northern Illinois at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 16.5-point favorite. C.J. Wilcox scored 22 points leading the Huskies to a 67-57 victory over Northern Illinois at Alaska Airlines Arena on Saturday.
Connecticut was an 88-73 winner in its last match at home against Fordham. They failed to cover the 16-point spread as favorites. Ryan Boatright scored 26 points for Connecticut on Friday, leading the Huskies to an 88-73 win over Fordham at Gampel Pavilion.
Washington Huskies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Washington State are 9-1
After a win are 6-4
Connecticut Huskies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Marquette are 4-4
After playing Fordham are 1-0
After a win are 7-3
A few Huskies at Huskies trends to consider:
Washington is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games on the road
Connecticut is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Connecticut is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Washington at Washington State, Saturday, January 5
Connecticut at Marquette, Tuesday, January 1