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Huskies vs Scarlet Knights College Hoops Game Preview

Connecticut HuskiesRutgers Scarlet Knights
Jan 7, 8:00 PM | Louis Brown Athletic Center

Connecticut Huskies vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights Odds


The Rutgers Scarlet Knights host Connecticut on Saturday, looking to build on their 8-7 mark against the 12-2 Huskies in college hoops action at Louis Brown Athletic Center.

The Scarlet Knights bring a 8-7 record (2-7 ATS) to this tilt against the 12-2 Huskies, who are 3-6-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Rutgers go 4-5 so far and the Huskies go 4-6.

View Connecticut vs Rutgers Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with Rutgers in this one will find them as 6.5-point underdogs.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Scarlet Knights - Huskies odds would favor the Huskies if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Rutgers is rated No. 138 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Connecticut is at No. 16. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 78-72 win for the Huskies.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Huskies rank No. 45 in NCAA Division 1 with 38.9 per game. That compares with Rutgers’s No. 161 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Rutgers is college basketball's No. 302-ranked team at 4.6 per game, while the Huskies rate No. 177 with 6.2 per game.

Defensively, Connecticut features the nation's No. 82-rated defense on the road, allowing 66 points per game. Rutgers, meanwhile, comes in at No. 163 nationally in scoring at home.

Connecticut lost its last outing, a 75-63 result against Seton Hall on January 3. They failed to cover in that game as a 3-point favorite. The Huskies endured a 75-63 loss at the hands of the Pirates on Tuesday, despite a 19-point effort from Jeremy Lamb at Prudential Center.

In their last action, Rutgers was an 85-64 loser at home against West Virginia. They failed to cover the 3–point spread as underdogs. The Scarlet Knights were hammered by West Virginia on Wednesday, losing by an 85-64 final at Louis Brown Athletic Center in college basketball betting action.

Connecticut Huskies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing West Virginia are 8-2
After playing Seton Hall are 2-8
After a loss are 7-3

Rutgers Scarlet Knights Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Pittsburgh are 4-6
After playing West Virginia are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5

A few Huskies at Scarlet Knights trends to consider:
Connecticut is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Rutgers
Connecticut is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Connecticut's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Connecticut's last 6 games when playing on the road against Rutgers
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Rutgers's last 6 games when playing Connecticut
Rutgers is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games at home
Rutgers is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Rutgers's last 6 games when playing at home against Connecticut

Next up:
Connecticut home to West Virginia, Monday, January 9
Rutgers at Pittsburgh, Wednesday, January 11