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Rutgers Scarlet Knights battle vs Connecticut Huskies highlights college basketball odds menu

Connecticut HuskiesRutgers Scarlet Knights
15-4January 25, 2014, 07:00 | Louis Brown Athletic Center8-10

Louis Brown Athletic Center features an NCAA basketball betting clash between the host Rutgers Scarlet Knights and the visiting Connecticut Huskies in college hoops action on Saturday.

The Huskies will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 7-9-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Scarlet Knights are 8-8 ATS. Connecticut is 8-8-1 on the totals; Rutgers is 9-7.

View Connecticut Huskies vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights Odds and Stats.

The Huskies were listed as -5.5-point favorites at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

The Scarlet Knights sit at No. 198 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Huskies sit at No. 49 on the same chart.

Rutgers was a 70-56 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Southern Methodist. They failed to cover the 12.5-point spread as underdogs. J.J. Moore scored 15 points in a futile effort to lead the Scarlet Knights to a win (they lost 70-56 to Southern Methodist at Moody Coliseum on Tuesday).

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Rutgers's No. 106 nationally ranked offense (73.89 points per game) against a Huskies defense that sits as the No. 52 at 65.74 PPG. The Scarlet Knights have been averaging 43.12% from the field, less than the Huskies have managed so far this season (46.56% on average).

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

Next up:
Connecticut home to Houston, Thursday, January 30th
Rutgers at Temple, Wednesday, January 29th