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Connecticut Huskies home to Panthers in NCAAB betting action

Pittsburgh PanthersConnecticut Huskies
March 3, 12:00 PM | Gampel Pavilion

Pittsburgh Panthers vs Connecticut Huskies Odds

16-14TEAM RECORD17-12

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Gampel Pavilion Saturday as host Connecticut looks to handle the Pittsburgh Panthers in NCAAB action.

The Huskies are 17-12 so far on the season, and 8-15-2 ATS vs. the number. The Panthers, meanwhile, are 16-14 and 11-14 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Connecticut go 11-14 and the Panthers go 12-13 on the totals.

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Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Huskies installed as 5.5-point favorites in this particular matchup

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Huskies sit at No. 16 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Panthers sit at No. 75 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Huskies will win this game 72-70.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Panthers is ranked No. 57 in NCAA hoops at 37 per game. Contrast that with Connecticut’s No. 34 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Connecticut is the No. 261-ranked team in the country at 5.2 per game, while Pittsburgh rates No. 184 at 6.1 per game.

Defensively, Pittsburgh features the nation's No. 91-rated defense on the road, allowing 66.5 points per game. Connecticut, meanwhile, comes in at No. 140 nationally in scoring at home.

Pittsburgh won its last outing, an 89-69 result against St. John's on February 29. They covered in that game as a 10.5-point favorite. Pittsburgh cruised to victory on Wednesday, running St. John's out of the gym and running up an 89-69 score at Petersen Events Center.

Connecticut was a 72-70 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Providence. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as favorites. Connecticut suffered a 72-70 loss against Providence on Tuesday, getting 14 points from Andre Drummond in a losing effort at Dunkin Donuts Center.

Pittsburgh Panthers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
After playing St. John's are 8-2
After a win are 8-2

Connecticut Huskies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
After playing Providence are 8-2
After a loss are 4-6

A few Panthers at Huskies trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Pittsburgh's last 19 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Connecticut
Pittsburgh is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Connecticut's last 7 games
Connecticut is 20-5 SU in its last 25 games at home
Connecticut is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
Connecticut is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home