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South Florida Bulls vs Connecticut Huskies Betting Preview

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Dec 28, 9:00 PM | Sun Dome

Connecticut Huskies vs South Florida Bulls Odds


Sun Dome will host Bulls vs. Huskies action on Wednesday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAAB action.

South Florida will face the 10-1 Huskies, who own a 3-4 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Bulls are 3-7 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Huskies are 2-5 favoring the OVER.

View Connecticut vs South Florida Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers opened the Bulls as 7-point underdogs in this matchupl.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bulls sit at No. 120 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Huskies sit at No. 49 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Huskies will win this game 77-68.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Huskies is ranked No. 19 in NCAA hoops at 40.2 per game. Contrast that with South Florida’s No. 235 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, South Florida is the No. 260-ranked team in the country at 5.2 per game, while Connecticut rates No. 178 at 6.2 per game.

Defensively, Connecticut features the nation's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 0 points per game. South Florida, meanwhile, comes in at No. 190 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Connecticut was a 79-71 winner at home against Fairfield. They failed to cover the 12.5–point spread as favorites. Shabazz Napier scored 24 points leading the Huskies to a 79-71 victory over Fairfield at Gampel Pavilion on Thursday.

Last time out for South Florida, they were a 53-51 loser as they battled Southern Miss on the road. They covered in the match as an 8.5-point underdog. South Florida got 12 points from Ron Anderson Jr. but lost anyway, 53-51, to Southern Miss on Thursday at Reed Green Coliseum.

Connecticut Huskies Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing St. John's are 6-4
After playing Fairfield are 7-1
After a win are 9-1

South Florida Bulls Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Rutgers are 4-6
After playing Southern Miss are 8-2
After a loss are 5-5

A few Huskies at Bulls trends to consider:
Connecticut is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Connecticut's last 5 games on the road
South Florida is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
South Florida is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
South Florida is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Connecticut

Next up:
Connecticut home to St. John's, Saturday, December 31
South Florida home to Rutgers, Sunday, January 1