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The AAC conference tournament will be a toss up with their strongest team (SMU) banned from postseason play this year. Most of the teams within the conference ended the season with similar records and without many stats differentiating them. Cincinnati gets the nod as the favorites thanks to a veteran-laden team that focuses on their defense first.

Just behind Cincinnati is the UConn Huskies, who have struggled within the conference despite posting a strong record across the entire season. Much like the Bearcats, the Huskies have several veteran players and a top 10 defense to thank for their stellar record this season.

Temple is behind four other teams despite finishing the regular season with one of the best records within the AAC. The Owls have been best at winning close games as their average scoring margin is just 0.9 points per game.

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The top-seeded SMU Mustangs are the betting favorites on the odds to win the 2015 AAC Tournament at the XL Center in Hartford this week, with the Connecticut Huskies just the sixth seed at the tournament but the second-favorite at the sportsbooks.

At Bovada the Mustangs sit as the 8/5 favorites on the odds to win the AAC Tournament, after they went 24-6 SU, 13-13-1 ATS, and 15-3 in conference play this past season. Connecticut, the defending NCAA Tournament champions, went just 17-13 overall, 10-17 ATS, and 10-8 against conference opponents; they're at 5/2.

Third-seeded Cincinnati is then at 9/2 odds at Bovada, with second-seeded Tulsa at 6/1, and both fifth-seeded Memphis and fourth-seeded Temple at 15/2. The top five seeds at the AAC Tournament all receive a bye into Friday's quarterfinal round.

First-round matchups on Thursday are then Connecticut vs. No. 11 South Florida, No. 7 Tulane vs. No. 10 Houston, and No. 8 East Carolina vs. No. 9 UCF. Other than the Huskies the other teams in action on Thursday all hold down tournament odds of 100/1 or greater at Bovada.

AAC Tournament Odds at Bovada

Southern Methodist 8/5
Connecticut 5/2
Cincinnati 9/2
Tulsa 6/1
Memphis 15/2
Temple 15/2
Tulane 100/1
East Carolina 150/1
Houston 150/1
UCF 300/1
South Florida 500/1

AAC Tournament Schedule

Opening Round - March 12
Quarterfinals - March 13
Semifinals - March 14
Championship Game - March 15

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Only four teams remain in the hunt for the AAC Tournament title, including top seed Cincinnati which will take on No. 4 Connecticut in AAC Tournament betting action on Friday.

Cincinnati and Connecticut will meet in one of Friday's semifinal matchups, with No. 6 Houston facing No. 2 Louisville in the other semifinal contest. In the quarterfinals on Thursday it was Houston over SMU 68-64, Louisville over Rutgers 92-31, Cincinnati over UCF 61-58, and Connecticut over Memphis 72-53.


AAC Tournament action continues on Thursday with the quarterfinals of the event, including No. 1 Cincinnati taking on No. 9 UCF at the FedExForum in Memphis.

UFC knocked off Temple 94-90 in the opening round on Wednesday, while Rutgers got past South Florida 72-68. The Scarlet Knights face No. 2 Louisville on Thursday.

The other two AAC Tournament betting quarterfinals on Thursday are then No. 6 Houston vs. No. 3 SMU, and No. 5 Memphis vs. No. 4 Connecticut.


Louisville is sitting as the second seed but the top favorite on the AAC Tournament betting lines at the sportsbooks as that conference event gets underway at the FedExForum in Memphis on Wednesday.

Louisville is the -145 favorite at 5Dimes on the odds to win the AAC Tournament, with No. 5 Memphis at +400, No. 1 Cincinnati at +600, No. 3 SMU at +1100, and No. 4 Connecticut rounding out the top contenders at +1200.

The opening round of AAC Tournament betting action on Wednesday has No. 10 USF taking on No. 7 Rutgers and No. 9 UCF taking on No. 8 Temple. The winners of those two games will face Louisville and Cincinnati in the quarterfinals on Thursday.

The other two quarterfinals on Thursday are No. 6 Houston vs. SMU and Memphis vs. Connecticut. The AAC Tournament semifinals will then be played on Friday, with the championship game of the event on tap for Saturday night.

AAC Tournament Odds at 5Dimes

Louisville -145
Memphis +400
Cincinnati +600
SMU +1100
Connecticut +1200
Houston +50000
Temple +50000
Central Florida +100000
Rutgers +150000
South Florida +150000

AAC Tournament Schedule

Opening Rounds - March 12
Quarterfinals - March 13
Semifinals - March 14
Championship Game - March 15