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American Athletic Conference Tournament - College Basketball Matchup - Cincinnati Bearcats Connecticut Huskies Odds Preview

Connecticut HuskiesCincinnati Bearcats
25-7March 14, 2014, 09:00 | FedExForum27-5

The Cincinnati Bearcats host Connecticut on Friday, looking to build on their 27-5 mark against the 25-7 Huskies in college hoops action at FedExForum.

Cincinnati will face the 25-7 Huskies, who own a 15-13-2 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Bearcats are 7-19 on the OU so far this season while the Huskies are 10-20.View Connecticut Huskies vs Cincinnati Bearcats Odds and Stats.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 29-rated Bearcats and the No. 64-ranked Huskies, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Connecticut won its last outing, a 72-53 result against Memphis on March 13. They covered in that game as a 2-point underdog. The Tigers endured a 72-53 loss at the hands of the Huskies on Thursday, despite a 10-point effort from Chris Crawford at FedExForum.

Last time out for Cincinnati, they were a 61-58 winner as they battled Central Florida at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 12-point favorite. Sean Kilpatrick scored 21 points leading the Bearcats to a 61-58 victory over Central Florida at FedExForum on Thursday.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Cincinnati's No. 171-ranked scoring average of 69.12 PPG, against a Huskies defense rated No. 26 and allowing 63.09 PPG. The Bearcats FG% has averaged 42.86% to date this season, less than the Huskies shooters have managed so far (44.87% per game).