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Rutgers Scarlet Knights visit Connecticut Huskies in college basketball clash

Rutgers Scarlet KnightsConnecticut Huskies
11-18March 05, 2014, 07:00 | Gampel Pavilion23-6

Connecticut looks to cover the Huskies-Scarlet Knights pointspread on Wednesday and improve its overall 23-6 mark when they host Rutgers in college basketball wagering action.

Supporters of the Scarlet Knights have watched them go 11-18 and 12-15 ATS on the year, while the Huskies are at 23-6 and 14-11-2 ATS. In totals betting, the Huskies are 10-17, while the Scarlet Knights have a 17-10 mark.

View Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs Connecticut Huskies Odds and Stats.

College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Connecticut Huskies as -16.5-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Huskies at No. 11 and the Scarlet Knights at No. 304 heading into this contest.

Rutgers was a 74-73 winner in their most recent outing at home against South Florida. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as favorites. The Scarlet Knights got 20 points from Kadeem Jack as Rutgers ran past South Florida 74-73 on Saturday at Louis Brown Athletic Center.

Connecticut won its last outing, a 51-45 result against Cincinnati on March 1. They covered in that game as a 4.5-point favorite. Connecticut earned a 51-45 victory over Cincinnati on Saturday, getting 18 points from Shabazz Napier at Gampel Pavilion.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Scarlet Knights rank No. 123 in NCAA Division 1 with 35.38 per game. That compares with Connecticut’s No. 107 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Connecticut is college basketball's No. 68-ranked team at 7.1 per game, while the Scarlet Knights rate No. 127 with 6.1 per game.

Next up:
Rutgers home to Cincinnati, Saturday, March 8th
Connecticut at Louisville, Saturday, March 8th