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West Virginia Mountaineers visit Connecticut Huskies in NCAAB hoops battle

West Virginia MountaineersConnecticut Huskies
Jan 9, 7:00 PM | Gampel Pavilion

West Virginia Mountaineers vs Connecticut Huskies Odds


Gampel Pavilion will host Huskies vs. Mountaineers action on Monday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAAB action.

Connecticut battles the Mountaineers, currently sitting with a 12-4 mark (9-4 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 4-7 for the Huskies and 8-5 for the Mountaineers.

View West Virginia vs Connecticut Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with Connecticut in this one will find them as 5-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Huskies at No. 19 and the Mountaineers at No. 18 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 80-79 result in favor of the Mountaineers.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Connecticut has the nation's No. 94-rated offensive output, at 72.9 PPG. The visiting Mountaineers defense ranks No. 156 allowing on average 66.1 PPG. The Huskies FG% has averaged 47.8% so far, more than the Mountaineers marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.5% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, West Virginia owns the country's No. 187-rated mark, allowing 71.5 points per game on the highway. Connecticut, on the other hand, rates No. 111 in scoring at home.

In their last action, West Virginia was a 74-62 winner at home against Georgetown. They covered the 3–point spread as favorites. Darryl Bryant scored 25 points for West Virginia on Saturday, leading the Mountaineers to a 74-62 win over Georgetown at WVU Colliseum.

Connecticut was a 67-60 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Rutgers. They failed to cover the 6–point spread as favorites. The Huskies got 23 points from Shabazz Napier, but it was Rutgers that prevailed in a 67-60 final on Saturday at Louis Brown Athletic Center.

West Virginia Mountaineers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Rutgers are 4-6
After playing Georgetown are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

Connecticut Huskies Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Notre Dame are 7-3
After playing Rutgers are 9-1
After a loss are 6-4

A few Mountaineers at Huskies trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of West Virginia's last 5 games when playing on the road against Connecticut
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of West Virginia's last 13 games on the road
West Virginia is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
West Virginia is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Connecticut is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Connecticut is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against West Virginia
Connecticut is 22-3 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Connecticut's last 5 games when playing at home against West Virginia

Next up:
West Virginia home to Rutgers, Saturday, January 14
Connecticut at Notre Dame, Saturday, January 14