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Washington Huskies vs. Connecticut Huskies Pick, Odds, Prediction 12/22/13

Connecticut Huskies (9-1) at Washington Huskies (6-4)

College Basketball: Sunday, December 22, 2013 at 3:30 pm (Alaska Airlines Arena)

The Line: Washington Huskies +5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPNU

The Washington Huskies and the UConn Huskies face off on Sunday in college basketball action.

The Washington Huskies are 6-4 for the season but they have won four of their last five games. UW has played the 211th ranked schedule in the nation but it will get much more difficult as the Pac-12 looks very tough this season. C.J. Wilcox leads the Huskies averaging 20.9 points per games. Nigel Williams-Goss is averaging 12.9 points and 4.7 assists, Perris Blackwell is averaging 12.9 points and 8.0 rebounds, and Andrew Andrews is averaging 12.5 points. Washington is averaging 81 points and they are shooting 44.2 percent while defensively they are allowing 80.1 points and their opponents are shooting 49.3 percent. Washington has really struggled on the defensive side of the court.

Washington Huskies vs. Connecticut Huskies Pick, Odds, Prediction 12/22/13

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The UConn Huskies are ranked 10th in the nation but they are coming off of their first loss of the season losing to Stanford. While UConn has played three neutral site games this is their first road game of the season. Shabazz Napier leads Connecticut averaging 15 points, 6.7 rebounds, and 5.9 assists per game. DeAndre Daniels is averaging 13.9 points, Ryan Boatright is averaging 11.5 points, and Niels Giffey is averaging 9.3 points. UConn is averaging 75.4 points and they are shooting 47.2 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 63.3 points and their opponents are shooting 37.7 percent. UConn is battle tested playing the 65th ranked schedule in the country.

Washington is 13-6 against the spread in their last 19 games against a team with a winning record, 1-4 against the spread in their last five home games, and 2-6 against the spread following a game that the covered the point spread. Connecticut is 7-1 against the spread following a loss, 5-2 against the spread in their last seven road games against a team with a winning home record, and 0-4 against the spread in their last four games.

The line looks light here which can mean this is a sucker bet but even so I will take my chances and take UConn. 

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UConn Huskies -5

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