Connecticut vs. Central Florida - 2/26/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Connecticut vs. Central Florida - 2/26/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

Central Florida Knights (14-12) at Connecticut Huskies (15-12)

College Basketball: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 7:00 pm (XL Center)

The Line: Connecticut Huskies -9 -- Over/Under: 133 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The UCF Golden Knights (14-12, 5-9 CONF) and the UConn Huskies (15-12, 6-8 CONF) will meet on Wednesday, February 26th for an American Conference matchup at the XL Center in Hartford, CT. The game will be played at 7:00 PM eastern time. 

UCF is coming off a 75-74 home loss to Tulane in their last game. UCF has now lost two of their last three games overall, and they are four games under .500 in conference play this season. UConn is coming off a 78-71 home win over USF in their last game. UConn has won two of their last three overall, as their only loss in that span was a double-overtime loss at Temple. 

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UCF scores 69.0 points per game on 42.6 percent field goal shooting this season. UCF’s leading scorer is F Collin Smith, who scores 12.5 points per game. The leading rebounder for UCF is G Dazzon Ingram, who earns 7.2 rebounds per game. UCF allows 68.1 points per game to the opposition, therefore they have a +.9 scoring differential so far this season. UCF also earns 35.5 rebounds, 13.5 assists, 3.1 blocks, and 6.5 steals per game as a team. 

UConn scores 71.7 points per game on 41.4 percent field goal shooting this season. UConn’s leading scorer and rebounder is G Christian Vital, who scores 15.1 points per game and earns 6.4 rebounds per game. UConn allows 66.8 points per game to the opposition, thus they have a +4.9 point differential so far this season. UConn also earns 38.0 rebounds, 12.8 assists, 6.3 blocks, and 7.0 steals per game as a team. 

UCF is 13-13 against the spread this season and 5-5 against the spread in their last ten games. UCF is also 7-2 against the spread on the road so far this season. UConn is 16-11 against the spread this season and 5-5 against the spread in their last ten games. UConn is also 9-6 against the spread at home so far this season.

UConn should have covered in their last game against USF, as a last-second three-pointer for USF gave UConn the bad beat against the spread (I was one of the unfortunate people to take them against the spread). I will take UConn once again in this matchup, as I think UConn will dominate at home against a well-below average UCF team. 

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The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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