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UConn Starting To Heat Up SU and ATS

The UConn Huskies enter March Madness riding a four-game winning streak SU, but they also went a perfect 4-0 ATS in that span as well. UConn posted an average scoring margin of +14.3 points per game in that span, with only a quadruple overtime game against Cincinnati being settled by single-digits. The Huskies start their potential trip to Houston with a game against the Colorado Buffaloes Thursday.

Shark Bites
  • Colorado is 5-1 ATS in their past six games as favorites of 4.0 points or more.
  • UConn is 8-2 SU in their past 10 games coming off three days rest.
  • The OVER is 5-2 in UConn’s past seven games.

UConn has made it this far on the back of a defense that has held opponents to just 63.2 points per game. Though it has been their defense that makes the Huskies one of the best in the nation, their multi-player attack has been a key part to their team. UConn has four players that all average between 12.0 and 13.0 points per game, but there is a drop off in production past them.

Colorado struggled mightily within the Pac-12 this season as they posted a rather pedestrian 10-8 record within the conference. However, the Buffaloes went 12-3 outside the conference with two of those three losses coming against teams that were ranked at the time. If Colorado wants to keep their tournament hopes alive then they will need Josh Scott to work well in the post against a UConn team that has held opponents to 41 percent shooting in the paint.

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Connecticut Huskies vs Colorado Buffaloes Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This college basketball season, the Colorado Buffaloes are 22-11 overall and 19-11 ATS, while the Connecticut Huskies are 24-10 and 16-14-1 ATS. As for the betting totals, Colorado boasts a 15-15 on the OU, and Connecticut is 14-16-1.

This game puts the Colorado Buffaloes, most recently No. 76 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Connecticut Huskies, who rate No. 57 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Colorado's No. 88 nationally ranked offense (76.03 points per game) against a Connecticut Huskies defense that sits as the No. 12 at 63.09 PPG. The Colorado Buffaloes have been averaging 42.57% from the field, less than the Huskies have managed so far this season (45.94% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Huskies got 13 points from Sterling Gibbs as Connecticut ran past Memphis 72-58 on Sunday at Amway Center.

George King scored 22 points in a futile effort to lead the Buffaloes to a win (they lost 82-78 to Arizona at MGM Grand on Thursday).

Betting Trends
  • Connecticut is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Connecticut is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Connecticut's last 7 games
  • Colorado is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games