OddsShark Top Sportsbooks

*Terms and Conditions apply to all bonus offers on this website. Please visit operator for details.

Connecticut Pittsburgh Betting Preview

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

Pittsburgh Panthers vs Connecticut Huskies Odds

16-14TEAM RECORD17-12

The Connecticut Huskies host Pittsburgh on Saturday, looking to build on their 17-12 mark against the 16-14 Panthers in college hoops action at Gampel Pavilion.

The Panthers will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 11-14 ATS against the number this season, while the Huskies are 8-15-2 ATS. Pittsburgh is 12-13 on the totals; Connecticut is 11-14.

View Pittsburgh vs Connecticut Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers opened the Huskies as 5.5-point favorites in this matchupl.

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:
Offensively, the game matches up Connecticut's No. 164 nationally ranked offense (68.7 points per game) against a Panthers defense that sits as the No. 153 at 66.2 PPG. The Huskies have been averaging 45.2% from the field, almost the same as the Panthers have managed so far this season (45.2% on average).

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