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NCAAB Game Preview - Huskies underdogs vs Bearcats at Cincinnati

Connecticut HuskiesCincinnati Bearcats
Feb 27, 12:00 PM | Fifth Third Arena

Connecticut Huskies vs Cincinnati Bearcats Odds


Connecticut pays a visit to Cincinnati on Sunday, hoping to send the Bearcats to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Fifth Third Arena.

Cincinnati will face the 20-7 Huskies, who own a 12-9 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Bearcats are 7-13 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Huskies are 10-11 favoring the OVER.

View Connecticut vs Cincinnati Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAAB line for this matchup, Cincinnati sat as 3.5-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Bearcats, most recently No. 37 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Huskies, who rate No. 13 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 78-74 victory for the Bearcats.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Cincinnati has the nation's No. 166-rated offensive output, at 69.4 PPG. The visiting Huskies defense ranks No. 127 allowing on average 66.1 PPG. The Bearcats FG% has averaged 43.3% so far, more than the Huskies marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.7% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Connecticut owns the country's No. 202-rated mark, allowing 71.5 points per game on the highway. Cincinnati, on the other hand, rates No. 162 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Connecticut, they were a 74-67 loser as they battled Marquette at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 4.5-point favorite. Kemba Walker went off for 27 points and added 5 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Marquette handed Connecticut a 74-67 defeat at Gampel Pavilion.

Cincinnati won its last outing, a 58-46 result against Georgetown on February 23. They covered in that game as a 7-point underdog. Cincinnati earned a 58-46 victory over Georgetown on Wednesday, getting 17 points from Dion Dixon at Verizon Center.

Connecticut Huskies Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing West Virginia are 7-3
After playing Marquette are 4-2
After a loss are 5-5

Cincinnati Bearcats Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Marquette are 7-3
After playing Georgetown are 3-4
After a win are 6-4

A few Huskies at Bearcats trends to consider:
Connecticut is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Connecticut's last 9 games on the road
Connecticut is 8-15 SU in its last 23 games on the road
Cincinnati is 15-2 SU in its last 17 games at home
Cincinnati is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games when playing Connecticut
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cincinnati's last 8 games at home

Next up:
Connecticut at West Virginia, Wednesday, March 2
Cincinnati at Marquette, Wednesday, March 2