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NCAA hoops odds preview - Connecticut vs. Providence

Connecticut HuskiesProvidence Friars
Feb 28, 7:00 PM | Dunkin Donuts Center

Connecticut Huskies vs Providence Friars Odds

17-11TEAM RECORD14-15

Connecticut travels to Providence on Tuesday, hoping to boost its 17-11 record with a victory over the Friars.

Providence battles the Huskies, currently sitting with a 17-11 mark (8-14-2 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 12-11 for the Friars and 10-14 for the Huskies.

View Connecticut vs Providence Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with Providence in this one will find them as 3-point underdogs.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 140-ranked Friars and the No. 16-rated Huskies in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 72-68 win for the Huskies on Tuesday.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Providence's No. 56-rated squad against Connecticut's No. 34-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Providence rates No. 302 in the country with 4.8 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 254 nationally with 5.3 per match.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Connecticut owns the country's No. 102-rated mark, allowing 67.2 points per game on the highway. Providence, on the other hand, rates No. 178 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Connecticut was a 71-69 loser at home against Syracuse. They covered the 4.5-point spread as underdogs. Connecticut got 19 points from Jeremy Lamb but lost anyway, 71-69, to Syracuse on Saturday at Gampel Pavilion.

Last time out for Providence, they were a 73-71 winner as they battled DePaul on the road. They covered in the match as a 2-point underdog. DePaul was victimized for 24 points and 15 rebounds by LaDontae Henton as the Friars bested the Blue Demons 73-71 in college basketball action on Saturday.

Connecticut Huskies Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 8-2
Before playing Pittsburgh are 9-1
After playing Syracuse are 8-2
After a loss are 5-5

Providence Friars Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Notre Dame are 2-8
After playing DePaul are 3-5
After a win are 6-4

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

Next up:
Connecticut home to Pittsburgh, Saturday, March 3
Providence at Notre Dame, Friday, March 2