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Cincinnati Bearcats vs Connecticut Huskies Preview

Connecticut HuskiesCincinnati Bearcats
17-4February 06, 2014, 07:00 | Fifth Third Arena21-2

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Connecticut when they take on the Cincinnati Bearcats on Thursday in college hoops betting action.

This season, the Bearcats are 21-2 overall and 9-7-1 ATS, while the Huskies are 17-4 and 9-9-1 ATS. As for the totals, Cincinnati boasts a 3-14 on the OU, and Connecticut is 9-9-1.

View Connecticut Huskies vs Cincinnati Bearcats Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as 6.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

The Bearcats sit at No. 19 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Huskies sit at No. 10 on the same chart.

Cincinnati won its last outing, a 50-45 result against South Florida on February 2. They failed to cover in that game as a 14-point favorite. The Bearcats grabbed a 50-45 win over the Bulls on Sunday, behind an 18 -point effort from Sean Kilpatrick at Fifth Third Arena.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Cincinnati's No. 170 nationally ranked offense (70.17 points per game) against a Huskies defense that sits as the No. 41 at 64.9 PPG. The Bearcats have been averaging 42.89% from the field, less than the Huskies have managed so far this season (46.46% on average).

Next up:
Connecticut at Central Florida, Sunday, February 9th
Cincinnati at Southern Methodist, Saturday, February 8th