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UConn vs Bucknell West Region Line Preview

Bucknell was a 14 seed in 2005 and pulled off a memorable upset of Kansas. This edition of the Bison won't be as memorable when they take on UConn.

Led by Player of the Year candidate Kemba Walker, the Huskies stomped through a tough Big East tournament field to win. They have a Bucknell team that won the Patriot League and produced a solid 25-8 record.

The Huskies are 26-9 record with a betting slate of 18-11 ATS. Bucknell is coming in hot, riding a 10-game win streak.

View Bucknell vs Connecticut Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Huskies installed as 13-point favorites in this particular matchup

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Huskies - Bison odds would favor the Huskies if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Connecticut is rated No. 13 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Bucknell is at No. 72. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 78-76 win for the Huskies.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Bison rank No. 214 in NCAA Division 1 with 34.1 per game. That compares with Connecticut’s No. 12 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Connecticut is college basketball's No. 214-ranked team at 5.8 per game, while the Bison rate No. 103 with 6.9 per game.

Defensively, Bucknell features the nation's No. 142-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.4 points per game. Connecticut, meanwhile, comes in at No. 88 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Bucknell, they were a 72-57 winner as they battled Lafayette. They covered in the match as a 9-point favorite.

Connecticut was a 69-66 winner in its last match against Louisville. They covered the 3–point spread as underdogs.

Connecticut Huskies Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
After playing Louisville are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

A few Bison at Huskies trends to consider:
Connecticut is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Connecticut's last 5 games