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Arizona Decimating Opponents At McKale Center

It has been a rocky road for the Arizona Wildcats this season but the team has had no problems when it comes to playing in Tucson. Arizona is 6-0 SU at home this season – but just 3-3 ATS – while outscoring opponents by an average of 27 points per game. Coach Sean Miller and company will aim to continue this dominance when they host the UConn Huskies on Thursday.

Shark Bites
  • Arizona F DeAndre Ayton has 4 double-doubles in the last 5 games.
  • UConn is 0-6 ATS in its last 6 games.
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of UConn’s last 5 games.

Injuries have been one of the issues plaguing the Wildcats this season and that is no different Thursday, as leading scorer Allonzo Trier will be dealing with a knee injury. Luckily, the team has a healthy DeAndre Ayton, who is averaging 21.8 points and 12.0 rebounds in the last five games.

This will be the first true road game of the season for Kevin Ollie and UConn, which may be a concern considering the team is 1-3 SU in non-home games this year. The Huskies rely heavily on guard Jalen Adams to run the offense, with the junior pacing the team in points, assists, steals and shots.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Connecticut Huskies opened as 16-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at OddsShark, including MyBookie. The total was set to open a bit later (check out Bovada for the latest situation).

Connecticut Huskies vs Arizona Wildcats Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Arizona Wildcats battle the Connecticut Huskies, currently sitting with a 7-3 mark (2-7 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals betting, are 8-4 for the Wildcats and 6-3 for the Huskies.

The Wildcats sit at No. 67 in the current college hoops power poll here at OddsShark, while the Huskies sit at No. 149 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Connecticut Huskies rank No. 97 in NCAA Basketball Division 1 with 37.8 per game. That compares with Arizona’s No. 117 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Arizona is college basketball's No. 171-ranked team at 7.17 treys per game, while the Connecticut Huskies rate No. 190 with 6.9 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Huskies got 15 points from Jalen Adams as Connecticut ran past Coppin State 72-59 on Saturday at Gampel Pavilion.

The Wildcats blew out North Dakota State on Monday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 83-53 win at McKale Center.

Betting Trends
  • Connecticut is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Connecticut is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Connecticut's last 5 games
  • Connecticut is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Arizona is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Arizona is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Arizona's last 12 games
  • Arizona is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Connecticut at Auburn, Saturday, December 23
Arizona at Arizona State, Saturday, December 30