UConn vs. Cincinnati - 2/9/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Cincinnati Bearcats (15-7) at Connecticut Huskies (12-10)
College Basketball: Sunday, February 9, 2020 at 12:00 pm (Harry A. Gampel Pavilion)
The Line: Connecticut Huskies +1 -- Over/Under: 133
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The Cincinnati Bearcats and UConn Huskies meet Sunday in college basketball action at the Gampel Pavilion.
The Cincinnati Bearcats look for another win to build on a five-game winning streak. The Cincinnati Bearcats are averaging 72.6 points on 45.3 percent shooting and allowing 65.4 points on 39.8 percent shooting. Jarron Cumberland is averaging 15.5 points and 4.3 assists while Chris Vogt is averaging 12.8 points and 6.2 rebounds. Keith Williams is the third double-digit scorer and Tre Scott is grabbing 9.4 rebounds. The Cincinnati Bearcats are shooting 31.7 percent from beyond the arc and 68.4 percent from the free throw line. The Cincinnati Bearcats are allowing 32.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35 rebounds per game. The Cincinnati Bearcats have split their last six road games.
The UConn Huskies need a win after losing seven of their last 10 games. The UConn Huskies are averaging 70.8 points on 41.5 percent shooting and allowing 64.9 points on 40.3 percent shooting. Christian Vital is averaging 14.1 points and 6.5 rebounds while James Bouknight is averaging 10.9 points and 3.4 rebounds. Alterique Gilbert is dishing 4.4 assists and Tyler Polley is grabbing 3.2 rebounds. The UConn Huskies are shooting 32.3 percent from beyond the arc and 72.6 percent from the free throw line. The UConn Huskies are allowing 31.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.7 rebounds per game. The UConn Huskies have split their last four home games.
The Bearcats are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games as a favorite, 4-10 ATS in their last 14 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Huskies are 5-1-2 ATS in their last 8 Sunday games, 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games as a home underdog and 15-7-2 ATS in their last 24 home games. The under is 48-16-2 in Bearcats last 66 road games. The under is 19-9 in Huskies last 28 home games. The home team is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
The Cincinnati Bearcats have won each of the last eight meetings against the UConn Huskies, and they're winning by an average of 11.4 points while allowing 39.7 percent shooting during their five-game winning streak. The UConn Huskies have played well at home this season, but they can't string together success and the lack of consistent offense makes them hard to trust against the better teams in the AAC. I have more confidence in the Cincinnati Bearcats, so I'll lay the point with them on the road.