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West Virginia Mountaineers vs Connecticut Huskies in college hoops odds

Connecticut HuskiesWest Virginia Mountaineers
March 7, 12:00 PM | Madison Square Garden

Connecticut Huskies vs West Virginia Mountaineers Odds

19-12TEAM RECORD19-12

The West Virginia Mountaineers will hit the floor running against the visiting Connecticut Huskies Wednesday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

It's a game in the Big East Tournament, which will decide the conference title, not to mention deciding which teams make the Field of 68. This game is being played at a neutral-site court (Madison Square Garden).

The Mountaineers sport records of 19-12 and 15-13 ATS heading into this battle, while the Huskies have 19-12 and 10-15-2 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 16-12 for the Mountaineers and 13-14 for the Huskies.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 15 (Mountaineers) and the No. 16 (Huskies) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 74-73 result in favor of the Mountaineers has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up West Virginia's No. 86 nationally ranked offense (71.8 points per game) against a Huskies defense that sits as the No. 96 at 64.2 PPG. The Mountaineers have been averaging 44.5% from the field, less than the Huskies have managed so far this season (45.7% on average).

Defensively, Connecticut features the nation's No. 109-rated defense on the road, allowing 67.6 points per game. West Virginia, meanwhile, comes in at No. 69 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Connecticut, they were an 81-67 winner as they battled DePaul on the road. They covered in the match as a 10-point favorite. The Blue Demons endured an 81-67 loss at the hands of the Huskies on Tuesday, despite a 19-point effort from Cleveland Melvin at Madison Square Garden.

West Virginia won its last outing, a 50-44 result against South Florida on March 3. They covered in that game as a 2-point underdog. West Virginia got 18 points from Kevin Jones en route to a 50-44 victory over South Florida on Saturday at Sun Dome.