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Connecticut Huskies visit Pittsburgh Panthers in NCAAB hoops battle

Connecticut HuskiesPittsburgh Panthers
March 10, 12:00 PM | Madison Square Garden

Connecticut Huskies vs Pittsburgh Panthers Odds

23-9TEAM RECORD27-4

The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Pittsburgh and Connecticut on Thursday, with the host Panthers trying to win and cover the NCAAB point spread.

It's a game in the Big East Tournament, which will decide the conference title, not to mention deciding which teams make the Field of 68. This game is being played at a neutral-site court (Madison Square Garden).

The Panthers sit at 27-4 (14-11 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Huskies are currently 23-9 (15-11 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Pittsburgh is 11-14 OU, and Connecticut is 12-13-1 OU.

View Connecticut vs Pittsburgh Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Panthers as 5.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Panthers, most recently No. 3 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Huskies, who rate No. 16 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 82-76 victory for the Panthers.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Pittsburgh has the nation's No. 51-rated offensive output, at 74.1 PPG. The visiting Huskies defense ranks No. 117 allowing on average 66 PPG. The Panthers FG% has averaged 47.2% so far, more than the Huskies marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.5% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Connecticut owns the country's No. 141-rated mark, allowing 69.3 points per game on the highway. Pittsburgh, on the other hand, rates No. 72 in scoring at home.

Connecticut was a 79-62 winner in its last match against Georgetown. They covered the 3–point spread as favorites.

Pittsburgh won its last outing, a 60-50 result against Villanova on March 5. They covered in that game as a 9.5-point favorite. Pittsburgh got 18 points from Ashton Gibbs en route to a 60-50 victory over Villanova on Saturday at Petersen Events Center.

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

Pittsburgh Panthers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
After playing Villanova are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

A few Huskies at Panthers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games
Pittsburgh is 17-3 SU in its last 20 games
Pittsburgh is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Connecticut
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games when playing Connecticut

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